25 November 2019 - The largest terminal operators in the port of Antwerp are joining forces for the environment again. On Sunday, November 24th, the kick off was given for a joint tree planting, during which 1,250m² of new urban forest was planted at ‘Edegemse Beekvallei’. The trees were planted in collaboration with ‘Natuurpunt’, but also the employees of PSA, MPET and DP World were given the opportunity to lend a helping hand, together with their families.
Go Green initiative
The tree planing initiative is part of a worldwide "Go Green" initiative; a campaign started in 2015, in which the largest players in the port industry are represented; DP World, PSA International, Hutchison Port Group, Port of Rotterdam Authority & Shanghai International Port Group. All over the world, including in Antwerp, joint initiatives are being set up with one single goal: to create awareness within the sector, and to 'greenify' the industry. As the largest terminal operators in the port of Antwerp, we support this global initiative, together with DP World Antwerp. As major players, we believe that it is our duty to continue devoting attention and resources in reducing emissions, stimulating recycling and reducing waste.
Initiative 2019: "Forest for everyone"
Within the Go Green 2019 campaign, we opted for a collaboration with ‘Natuurpunt’. With their "Forest for Everyone" initiative, Natuurpunt is investing in new accessible forests in Flanders. With only 11%, our region has the lowest amount of forrest in Europe. However, forests play an important role in terms of air quality, renewable energy, temperature control and recreation. Enough reasons for ‘Natuurpunt’ to buy extra land and to plant trees, together with governments, midfield, families and businesses.
PSA Antwerp, MPET and DP World have planted 1,250 m² in the ‘Edegemse Beekvallei’ in the South of Antwerp, which accounts for 416 trees. A climate forest of more than six hectares was created in total.
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