Environment

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The Port of Esperance is committed to delivering best practice environmental management through the implementation of its Environmental Policy objectives via the Ports Environmental Management Plan.

The plan documents the strategy for the identification and assessment of environmental risks, the implementation of controls to reduce risk and monitoring, and environmental monitoring to validate the effectiveness of handling controls or to identify any need for improvement. Esperance Ports uses this process to drive continuous improvement.

Each year the Port of Esperance develops an environmental management program, identifying actions to enable legislative reporting, the maintenance of the environmental management system and the reduction of key risks from Port activities including dust, noise, waste, water and sediment quality. This program is to be completed throughout the year.

The Port is required to operate under the requirements of its environmental licence, its three Ministerial Statements, MS325, MS570, MS681, its Regulation 17 Noise Approval, National Pollutant Inventory, waste legislation and other statutory environmental requirements.

The Port is audited annually by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for compliance with the conditions of its Environmental Licence.


ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Results of our Environmental Monitoring Program can be found here.


ENVIRONMENTAL LICENCE

The Esperance Port operates under an environmental licence issued by the Minister for the Environment. Current copies of the license are available on the Department of Water and Environment Regulation website.


WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Port of Esperance aims to be compliant with the International Martime Organisation (IMO) International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). This is done through a variety of waste collection services, transporters and treatment facilities. Costs for these services are the responsibility of the shipping agent and the client, and are charged additional to berthing fees.

Shipping agents and vessel masters interested finding out more information in relation to these services provided at the Port of Esperance can visit the following link on the IMO website and click on the Port Reception Facilities tab, log in and Browse Facilities in a Port - https://gisis.imo.org/Public/Default.aspx


DISCOVER MORE

Please visit the Southern Ports Policy page to view a copy of our Environmental Policy. For further queries related to Waste Management or anything environment related at the Port of Esperance please contact us.