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La Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena mantiene el compromiso de hacer posible la actividad portuaria con el respeto al medio ambiente. Nuestro objetivo prioritario es incorporar consideraciones ambientales en todos los procesos de Planificación, Explotación y Gestión que se desarrollan en el Puerto de Cartagena. La Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena tiene implantado un Sistema de GestióÓn Medioambiental, desde septiembre de 2004, certificado por el Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, de acuerdo con la Norma UNE EN ISO 14001:2004. Este Sistema de Gestión Medioambiental es aplicable a: "Administración, gestión y control de servicios e infraestructura del Puerto de Cartagena de acuerdo a las leyes vigentes en el Sistema Portuario Español de titularidad estatal".

En 2007 se realizaron todos los trámites necesarios para formalizar la adhesión voluntaria al Reglamento Comunitario de Ecogestión y Ecoauditoría Ambiental (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - Reglamento CE 1221/2009 que deroga al anterior 761/2001 EMAS). Esta adhesión al Reglamento EMAS fue validada por Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance en junio de de 2007, registrada definitivamente por la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia el 18 de agosto de 2008 y publicada en el BORM nº239 del 14/10/2008.

Fruto de este firme compromiso por ir mas allá del estricto cumplimiento legal, se han realizado las Declaraciones Ambientales (EMAS) anuales desde 2006. Con estas declaraciones se pretende facilitar a la sociedad una información clara y precisa de todas las actividades portuarias, sus impactos ambientales y las actuaciones emprendidas para conseguir la sostenibilidad de la actividad portuaria.

El EMAS es el esquema voluntario de gestión y auditoría ambiental establecido por la U.E. como máximo elemento de gestión, transparencia y participación pública en la gestión ambiental de las empresas, encaminado a alcanzar la mejora continua en el comportamiento medioambiental. Con la adhesión al Reglamento CE 1221/2009 (EMAS) se avanza un paso más hacia la sostenibilidad de la actividad portuaria, incorporando la Declaración Ambiental pública como una nueva herramienta de información y diálogo, que permita a todas las partes interesadas y a la sociedad en general, conocer de primera mano, toda la información sobre el comportamiento ambiental de la empresa.

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AÑO

OBJETIVO

% REALIZACIÓN

2005

Continuación en mejoras de saneamiento y alcantarillado en la dársena de Cartagena

100

2005

Continuación en mejoras de saneamiento y alcantarillado en la dársena de Escombreras

100

2005

Continuación en la optimización del consumo de agua en el puerto

100

2005

Apantallamiento vegetal de la zona de servicio en la dársena de Cartagena

100

2005

Optimización del consumo de energía eléctrica en el puerto

100

2006

Continuación en actuaciones de mejora de saneamientos y alcantarillado en la dársena de Cartagena

100

2006

Continuación en actuaciones de mejora de saneamientos y alcantarillado en la dársena de Escombreras

100

2006

Continuación en la optimización del consumo de agua en el puerto

100

2006

Continuación y finalización del apantallamiento vegetal de la zona de servicio en la dársena de Cartagena

100

2006

Continuación en la optimización del consumo de energía en el puerto

100

2006

Formación específica en prevención, seguridad y medio ambiente para la Policía Portuaria

100

2007

Adhesión al Reglamento CE 761/2001 (EMAS)

100

2007

Participación en el Pacto Social por el Medio Ambiente en la Región de Murcia

100

2007

Instalación de punto para residuos de embarcaciones en la dársena de Santiago

100 

2008

Reducción del consumo de agua  no controlado un 10% en la dársena de escombreras

100

2008

Instalación de elementos reductores de flujo para alumbrado en nuevas zonas de la ampliación de escombreras

Aplazado

2008

Mejora en la gestión de residuos por parte de los usuarios (incluye la instalación del punto verde en la dársena de Santiago)

75

2008

Acción formativa sobre el Reglamento CE 761/2001 (EMAS) para mandos

100

2008

Mejoras en el control de la calidad del aire en la terminal de graneles sólidos

100

2008

Fomento de la movilidad sostenible

100

2009

Reducción del consumo de agua no controlado en la dársena de Cartagena en un 10 %

No conseguido

2009

Instalación de placas fotovoltaicas  en la Cofradía de Pescadores de Cartagena para aprovechamiento energético (objetivo plurianual (2009-2010)

50 en 2009

2009 

Instalación de acumuladores solares para calentar agua en los Talleres  APC de S.Lucía

100

2009 / 2010

Desarrollo e implantación de un concurso público de ideas para actuaciones de mejora medioambiental

100

2009 / 2010

Reducción en un 10% los niveles de partículas en suspensión (PM10) en la Terminal de Graneles Sólidos (objetivo plurianual (2009-1010)

100

2009 / 2010

Instalación de placas fotovoltaicas para aprovechamiento energético en la  Cofradía de Pescadores de Cartagena (objetivo plurianual (2009-1010)

100 en 2010

2010

Reducción del consumo no controlado en un 10% en las dársenas de Cartagena y Escombreras

50

2010

Acciones formativas sobre control de vertidos tierra-mar para Policía Portuaria y personal de Medio Ambiente

100

2010 / 2011

Elaboración del mapa de ruido del puerto en la Zona de Servicio de la dársena de Cartagena (objetivo plurianual 2010/2011)

En ejecución

2010

Control y medida eficaz del 95% de la energía eléctrica total consumida en el puerto

100


Más información sobre el cumplimiento de objetivos ambientales en las Declaraciones Ambientales EMAS


 

El pasado 9 de diciembre del 2009, tuvo lugar en el salón de actos de la Consejería de Universidades, Empresa e Innovación de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, y presidido por el Ilmo. Sr. D. Francisco José Puche Forte, Director General de Industria, Energía y Minas de la CARM., el acto de constitución del CLUB EMAS de la Región de Murcia.

Esta nueva asociación, sin ánimo de lucro, tiene como finalidad principal contribuir a la mejora continua del comportamiento ambiental de las organizaciones y de la sociedad en general, promover la difusión del EMAS (Sistema Comunitario de Ecogestión y Auditoría Ambiental, Reglamento CE 761/2001), colaborar con las administraciones para el desarrollo de iniciativas y contribuir positivamente a la economía regional.

Las organizaciones reconocidas con el EMAS tienen una política ambiental definida, tienen implantado un sistema de gestión ambiental y dan cuenta periódicamente del funcionamiento de dicho sistema mediante una declaración ambiental pública verificada por organismos independientes. Estas entidades son reconocidas por el órgano competente de la Administración Ambiental Autonómica con el logotipo EMAS que garantiza la fiabilidad de la información dada por dichas empresas.

A esta asociación se pueden adherir tanto compañías industriales, pymes, administraciones y organizaciones de todo tipo, con el único requisito que estén reconocidas con el EMAS, reconocimiento que distingue a las organizaciones líderes y excelentes en su gestión ambiental. La sede oficial de la asociación se establece en el edificio rehabilitado del Antiguo Club de Regatas de Cartagena, eligiéndose por unanimidad de los miembros para ostentar la Presidencia del Club, a la Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena.

Una vez concluido el acto oficial, el Ilmo. Sr. Presidente de la Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena, D. Adrián Ángel Viudes Viudes, presidió la primera Junta Directiva del Club EMAS Región de Murcia.

Son socios de este CLUB las siguientes organizaciones: Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena; Hero España; Fruca Marketing; Grupo Generala; Laboratorios Munuera; Júver Alimentación; Foro 21 Soluciones de Ingeniería; Fosfatos de Cartagena; Hijos de Alberto del Cerro; Cartago Marpol; CETENMA, Grupo CFM S.A.T. 9821, INAQUA Ingeniería del Agua, Compañía TRIMTOR y Desguaces y Grúas París

Durante 2010 el CLUB EMAS de la Región de Murcia ha realizado actuaciones de fomento de la ecorresponsabilidad donde se han expuesto las experiencias y las mejores prácticas que a lo largo de los años han sido implantadas por las empresas acreditadas en EMAS, como empresas que llevan la excelencia a sus máximos logros. En concreto, se han realizado jornadas técnicas en la Universidad de Murcia, La Federación Regional de Empresarios del Metal de Murcia, la Cámara Agraria de Fuente Álamo y en la Asociación de Empresas del Valle de Escombreras (AEVE). Además de estas actuaciones, se ha realizado la presentación del Club Emas a la Unión Europea en Bruselas, y en su sede de la Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena se ha organizado un desayuno coloquio en el que se contó con la presencia de la Dirección General de Planificación, Evaluación y Control Ambiental de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Medio Marino y el Club Emas de Cataluña.

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The Port Authority of Cartagena maintains its commitment to the port development but respecting the environment.

Our main objective is to include environmental considerations in all of the Planning, Operation and Management processes that are carried out in the Port of Cartagena. Since September 2004, the Port Authority of Cartagena has established an Environmental Management Scheme, certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, according to the UNE EN ISO 14001:2004. This Environmental Management Scheme is applicable to "Administration, management and control of the services and infrastructure of the Port of Cartagena, in accordance with the current laws of the state-owned Spanish Port System".

In 2007, all of the necessary procedures to formalize the voluntary participation in the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EU Regulation 761/2001 EMAS) were carried out. As a result of this firm commitment to go beyond the strict legal compliance, the first Environmental Statement EMAS 2006 took place, and was audited on June 22, 2007 by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance and presented to the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia on July 17, 2007, whereby we expect to provide society clear and precise information of all the port activities, their environmental impact and the actions undertaken to make the port development compatible with the environment.

On August 22, 2008, the General Management of Environmental Quality of the Ministry of Sustainable Development of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, made public the Resolution whereby the participation of the Port Authority of Cartagena in the Community Eco-management and Audit Scheme is approved (EU Regulation 761/2001 EMAS). This resolution was published in the Official Bulletin of the Region of Murcia no. 239 of October 14, 2008.
EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a voluntary scheme of environmental management and audit established by the EU as the maximum element of management, transparency and public participation in the environmental management of companies, aimed at reaching a continuous improvement of the environmental performance. With our participation in the EU Regulation 761/2001 (EMAS) we move one step forwards towards port activity sustainability, including the public Environmental Statement as a new information and dialogue tool, which allows all interested parties and society in general, to know at first hand, all of the information regarding the environmental performance of the company.

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Enviromental Policy (PDF, 645 KB).

 

Enviromental aims and objectives

   

Objective Year % Fulfilled
Sewer system improvement in Cartagena and Escombreras Basins 2004 100%
Supervision and control of the emission levels in the Solid Bulk Terminal 2004 100%
Control the production of hazardous wastes 2004 100%
Optimization of water consumption 2004 100%
Continuous improvement initiatives of the sewer system in Cartagena and Escombreras Basins 2005 100%
Continuous optimization initiatives of water consumption in the port 2005 100%
Plant screening of the Service Area of Cartagena Basin 2005 100%
Optimization of energy consumption in the port 2005 100%
Continuous improvement of the sewer system in Cartagena and Escombreras Basins 2006 100%
Continuous optimization initiatives of water consumption in the port 2006 100%
Continuous optimization initiatives of energy consumption in the port 2006 100%
Specific training for port police in prevention, safety and environment 2006 100%
Adherence to EU Regulation 761/2001 (EMAS) 2007 100%
Participation in the Social Agreement on the Environment in the Region of Murcia 2007 100%
Creation of a new green point for sport and pleasure crafts in Santiago Basin 2007 40%
Reduction of uncontrolled water consumption by 10% in Escombreras Basin 2008 In progress
Install a lighting system with flux reduction elements in new areas of the expansion of Escombreras 2008 In progress
Improvements in the management of wastes by port users. 2008 in progress. 2008 In progress
Training on the EU Regulation 761/2001 EMAS for managers 2008 In progress
Improvement of air quality control in the Solid Bulk Terminal 2008 In progress
Promotion measures on sustainable mobility 2008 In progress



   

1. SOCIAL AGREEMENT ON THE ENVIROMENT

   

On December 6, 2006, the Port Authority of Cartagena signed its adherence to the Protocol for the Social Agreement on the Environment, promoted by the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, whereby it is expected that organizations, institutions and companies include environmental management as a main voluntary element of their operations.
The aim of this Social Pact is to promote the commitment to:

  • Create a change in the production and consumption habits, making them more sustainable
  • Promote eco-responsibility
  • Establish eco-efficiency and sustainable management as management criterion
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to minimize the effects of climate change
  • Minimize the consumption of material and energy sources
  • Minimize the production of wastes
  • Promote the use of reusable and recyclable materials
  • Preserve the natural resources
  • Publish and disseminate environmental commitments

You may find all of the information related to the Social Agreement on the Environment, the participating companies and organizations, as well as their commitments on the website: www.ecorresponsabilidad.es.
In reference to that mentioned above, we would like to announce the recognition received from the Regional Administration, when this Port Authority was awarded "ex aequo" the "I Award for Sustainable Development of the Region of Murcia 2007" for the category of Institutions, Professional Workers and Nonprofit Organizations, as made public last May 10, 2007.

 

2. AIR QUALITY

   

HADA – LIFE Project

Con fecha de 2 de Agosto de 2.002, la Comisión de las On August 2, 2002, the European Commission granted a financial aid in accordance with article 4 of the Regulation (EC) no. 1655/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council (LIFE- Enviroment ) in favor of the HADA-LIFE Project (Automatic Tool for Environmental Diagnosis).

The Project, which lasted three years, from July 2002 to June 30, 2005, has resulted in the establishment of a control and measurement tool, in real time, in eight Port Authorities, including Cartagena, of the emission levels of contaminants measured in the Solid Bulk Terminal, in Escombreras Basin.

 

Objectives of the HADA Project

   
  • Design an air monitoring and quality control system, which measures the meteorological parameters, gas concentrations and particles in suspension or sedimentary particles in port areas, as well as a noise monitoring and reduction system in these areas.
  • Develop a particle emission model according to indicators such as the technology being used, the meteorological conditions and the material being handled.
  • Evaluate, in port areas, a continuous capture model of particles in suspension, characteristic of the techniques of laser spectrometer.
  • Carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the reduction systems of particle contamination.
 

Tasks assigned to the Port Authority of Cartagena

   
  • Installation of a weather station and a cabin with NOx, SO2, CO AND PM10 monitors.
  • Setting up of a particle dispersion model of sedimentary particles nested in the weather model.
  • Installation of the monitoring and control computer system in the Control Center.
  • Analysis of reduction measures.
  • Use noise pollution reduction criteria.
  • Project diffusion.
 

Expected results:

   
  • Establishment and validation of the Dispersion Models in five ports.
  • A particle emissions model of port operations.
  • A monitoring and noise reductions model.
  • A monitoring and control computer system of the Air Quality in the ports involved and able of transferring to the different port control centers.
  • National and international dissemination of results, mainly for a possible subsequent establishment of the designs obtained in the 27/28 Spanish Port Authorities.
  • Study the Reduction Measures of particle pollution in port areas, as well as the publication of a Good Practices Handbook.
 

In addition to these actions and within the HADA Project, the Public Entity of State Ports signed, through the Port Authority of Cartagena, a Technical and Scientific Collaboration Agreement with the Technical University of Cartagena for the Evaluation of the environmental effects that may have the different actions recommended by the decision-making system.

This Agreement, which lasted nine months since it was signed on April 22, 2004, had one purpose, the systematic evaluation of the possible environmental effects as a result of the good practices and reduction measures carried out in the Port of Cartagena, with regard to the recommended actions within the HADA Project.

The main actions carried out were:

  • Installation of two sampling systems: A Graseby Andersen high volume sampler with PM10 head and an aspiration capacity of 68 m3/h (according to the UNE-EN 1234-1 Regulation), and a sampler for sedimentary particles.
  • Daily measuring of the PM10 levels recorded by the Graseby sampler and monthly measuring of the sedimentary particle levels.
  • Preparation of a detailed technical report with the results and conclusions of the study.

These control and measuring actions of air quality in the Service Area of the Port of Cartagena include the Agreement signed in July 1997 between the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Water, the City Hall, the Weather Station of Cartagena and the Port Authority, regarding the maintenance of the control network of atmospheric pollution in Cartagena. This Agreement, which has been extended annually until 2008, involves a maintenance expense, which is partly financed by the Port Authority, of the automatic stations of the Regional Control Network and of the Surveillance Operation Plan carried out by the regional and local administration.

According to their plan of action, at the beginning of 2008 the computer systems and the software for data collection and processing of the different contaminants were updated, including the two weather stations, the particle measurement system (Grimm) and the other monitors placed in the HADA cabin, in a complete control network and surveillance of air quality, connected to the optic fiber.

The control of atmospheric pollution is complemented with the daily measurement of the levels of Sahara dust intrusions, essential to be able to evaluate the real effect of the dust concentrations in the port area.



 

3. WATER QUALITY

   

With regards to the quality control of the Port waters, a new project has been developed, the "Integrated Water Quality Monitoring System Applied to the Port Maritime System. Phase I: Description of the port area", in Cartagena and Escombreras Basins.

This Project was carried out by the Autonomous University of Madrid, financed by this University and co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology (General Management of Technology Policy), through the PROFIT Program (Program for the Promotion of Technical Investigation 2000-2003).

During 2003 and 2004, the main task of this project entailed the description and evaluation of the water quality, sediments and benthic invertebrates, taking as reference the specifications of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/20/EC), when establishing indicators for the ecological quality status of surface water, which includes the Port Service Area.

Four quarterly sampling campaigns have been carried out, collecting 264 samples of water at different depths (40, 20, 10, 5 and 1 m.) of sediments and benthic invertebrates. A total of 28 physicochemical parameters have been established, and the species of benthic invertebrates present in the area of study have been identified.

The conclusions of these works indicate that in some areas the quality levels are not fulfilled with regard to heavy metals in the pelagic medium (this parameter is conditioned by the historical spillages of mining activity in the area), but they show ecological status values close to the average ones, for which reason, the slight improvement could be described as a good ecological status.

Continuing with this improvement and the water control approach, a permanent cleaning service and anti pollution fight cleans the water daily, by means of the "Limpiamar" vessel, both in Cartagena and Escombreras Basins.

In 2007 the "Limpiamar" vessel removed a total of 127,880 kg wastes, which along with those collected in 2003, add up to a total of 561,860 kg.



Residuos recogidos de las aguas del Puerto por la embarcación Limpiamar (Kg.)
 


With regards to the control and surveillance of the water quality, it is worth mentioning that in 2006 a floating antipollution barrier was obtained to be installed in Cala Cortina Beach, a small cove that although it is not located within the Port Service Area and is locally maintained and managed, it is the city's traditional beach used by a large number of citizens. The aim of this barrier, which is installed and maintained by the Port Authority from June until October of each year, is to protect the beach from a possible pollutant spill that could affect it.


   

4. WASTE MANAGEMENT

   

Currently there are five waste collection points, specific for hazardous wastes, located in Cartagena Basin. They are found in: two in the Marina of Cartagena, Yacht Port Cartagena, the Fishing Guild, and the area for crafts in El Espalmador, managed directly by the Port Authority. A new waste collection point is planned for the crafts found in Santiago Basin. With these waste collection points we manage to handle correctly the hazardous wastes from all the sport and pleasure crafts and fishing boats found in the Port.

The minimum equipment of each waste collection point consists of the appropriate containers for the collection of:

  • Used oil
  • Batteries
  • Containers for used oil
  • Motor filters
  • Containers for contaminated with paint
  • Contaminated cloths
  • Alkaline batteries

The collection of the waste materials from these three waste collections points is paid by Cartago Marpol, S.L., the authorized company, which on the other hand is responsible for the removal and handling of the Marpol waste materials from vessels and cargo remains found in the Port of Cartagena.

Within this sphere of action, the Port Authority of Cartagena has its own waste collection point located in the Workshop facilities (Santa Lucía), where not only can the previous waste materials be delivered, but also the following:

  • Electric and electronic equipment out of use
  • Halogenated solvent
  • Button batteries
  • Empty grease cans and empty oil cans
  • Medical waste products from the Registered Nurse Service
  • Inert waste products
  • Scrap (metal)
  • Tires out of use
  • Used toner and ink cartridge

Toxic and hazardous wastes generated by the Port Authority and the waste collection point in the workshop.

To these waste collection points we must add 202 containers with a 800 liter capacity for selective collection, including 10 underground containers in the leisure area of Alfonso XII Quay, which along with those located in the buildings and offices of the Port Authority, and of the concessions, have made possible a selective collection system of non-hazardous wastes, applicable to every vessel that arrives to the port.

Marpol Wastes

In 2007 a total of 7,887.57 m3 of Marpol waste was received from vessels. This quantity is greater than that of the previous year, with a slight increase in the number of services rendered, which increased from 1,986 services in 2006 to 2,489 in 2007. This represents an increase of 25.33% in the number of services and of 13.86% in the volume of collected wastes.

The quantities collected are summarized in the following table:




We must indicate that in 2007 the collection of wastes found in Annex II (noxious liquid substances) and specially emphasize the collection of 823.79 m3 of toxic wastes and various hazardous materials, with a total of 674 services, which shows the increase of good practices and the adequate segregation vessel wastes.

 



5. WATER, ENERY AND FUEL CONSUMPTION

   

Water

In 2007, the water consumption in the port showed a significant fall of the total water used in both basins, with a -22.77% decrease from 263,382 m3 (2006) to 203,590 m3. This decrease has taken place in the consumption of both basins, -16.61% in Cartagena basin and -25.05% in Escombreras basin.

We must emphasize the decrease of uncontrolled consumption (damages, breaks, etc.) in Escombreras Basin, which was reduced by -22.86%, decreasing from 40,898 m3 in 2006 to 31,549 m3 in 2007. This information places the total uncontrolled consumption of both basins in 40,477 m3 as opposed to 49,755 m3 in 2006, that is -18.65%.

These figures indicate that the network efficiency is 80.12% as opposed to 81.11% in 2006, which allows us to maintain a network efficiency of over 79% for the third consecutive year.

We expect that the new water supply pipe, the new meters and the network that will divided into new zones, all of which is currently being installed in Escombreras basin, will improve the control of damages and increase the network efficiency. This information is summarized in the following tables:


Energy

With regards to energy consumption, the energy purchased increased by 19.86%, the energy sold increased by 8.73% and the energy for own consumption increased by 26.66%. The main reason for this last increase is the need of consumption in the new developments that are being built.



Fuel

With regards to fuel consumption, a total of 36,486 liters of gasoil have been used, of which 5,532 were for the generators of the Christmas lighthouse, 4,051 for the vessel "Isla de Escombreras" and 26,902.68 for vehicles. This indicates that there has been a 10.54% increase of the total fuel used with regards to 2006. This is detailed in the following table:









 

6. RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES

   

The complexity of the port and the great variety of companies here established make it necessary to provide an evaluation of the possible risks that could occur in any incidental situation and the procedures to follow in each case. For this purposes we have an Interior Emergency Plan (currently under its revision number 4 of June 2005, still waiting definite approval of revision number 5), and an Interior Plan of Contingencies for Accidental Marine Pollution (under revision number 0 of July 2005). The Interior Emergency Plan (PEI) is coordinated with the Exterior Emergency Plan of the Chemical Sector of the Valley of Escombreras. In order to provide a quick and effective response in any accident, in 2000 we signed an Agreement with the Fire Extinguisher and Rescue Service of the City Hall of Cartagena (SEIS). Through this temporary 10 year long Agreement, the SEIS is part of the Intervention Group foreseen in PEI, collaborating with the Port Authority in the execution of reports related with the fire safety, and in the execution of inspections of the facilities and fire protection systems, when needed. At the same time the Port Authority commits itself to provide new equipment and material to the SEIS, and to train their staff in fire extinguishing on board vessels. On the basis of this Agreement, the Port Authority of Cartagena purchased two special fire trucks and a fire fighting trailer, and provided training courses for several firefighters in Jovellanos Center (Gijón) on fire extinguishing on vessels, for a total cost of 100,000,000 of the former pesetas. Annually drills are carried out to measure the response capacity and the operational capacity of the means available.


Drill with truck provided to firefighters on 28/07/2004


Accident drill in a cereal warehouse 13-12-2006


Fire drill in a container with dangerous goods 01/12/2005

In order to coordinate these measures in the event of an emergency, there is a Control Center that shares its facilities with the Local Maritime Rescue Center, operating 24 hours 365 days a year. This Control Center is equipped with the following:

  • Communication systems: fixed and mobile telephones, and onshore and offshore radio stations
  • Closed circuit surveillance systems with 48 cameras and simultaneous recording of 32 cameras
  • Automated detection systems of motion, fire and gases in certain buildings
  • Computerized access control system with automated license plate and access ID scanner
  • Own optic fiber network for transferring information among all of the buildings of both basins
  • Measurement system in real time of atmospheric pollution and meteorological parameters
  • Public-address system in the Solid Bulk Terminal
  • Traffic light control in the tunnels found in the service road



Joint Control Center for the Port Authority and the Maritime Rescue Service.



 

The CLUB EMAS of the Region of Murcia was established last December 9, 2009, in the auditorium of the Ministry of Universities, Company and Innovation of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia (CARM), in a ceremony that was presided by the honorable Mr. Francisco José Puche Forte, General Manager of Industry, Energy and Mine of the CARM.

The main objective of this new non-profit association is to contribute to the continuous improvement of the environmental performance of organizations and society in general, to promote the dissemination of EMAS (European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, Regulation EC 761/2001), collaborate with administrations for the development of initiatives and contribute positively to the regional economy.

The organizations participating in EMAS have a defined environmental policy; they have an environmental management scheme implanted and periodically explain the operation of this system through a public environmental statement verified by independent auditors. These companies are recognized by the competent body of the regional Environmental Administration with the EMAS logo that ensures the reliability of the information given by these companies.

Any association can apply to register to EMAS, industrial companies, small and medium size companies, administrations and all types of organizations, with one requirement, that they are recognized by EMAS, recognition that identifies leader environmental organizations and their excellent environmental management. The headquarters of the association is established in the restored building of the former Marina of Cartagena, choosing unanimously the Port Authority of Cartagena to head the club.

Once the official act is finished, the honorable President of the Port Authority of Cartagena, Mr. Adrián Ángel Viudes Viudes presided the first Board of Directors of the Club EMAS Region of Murcia.

The founding members of this CLUB are the following organizations: Port Authority of Cartagena; Hero España; Fruca Marketing; Grupo Generala; Laboratorios Munuera; Júver Alimentación; Foro 21 Soluciones de Ingeniería; Fosfatos de Cartagena; Hijos de Alberto del Cerro; Cartago Marpol; CETENMA and Grupo CFM S.A.T. 9821.

More information in www.clubemas-rm.org


   

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