What is Shoreham Port ?
Shoreham Port is a thriving commercial port on the south coast. We are an EcoPort and continually assess our environmental impact to protect our communities for generations to come. We are on track to achieve net-zero air quality emissions in 2021 and are committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
How is Shoreham Port supporting nature and sustainable practices in the biosphere?
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Shoreham Port, and we continually assess our environmental impact to develop strategies that will improve our carbon footprint. We achieved EcoPort status in 2013 and have maintained it. This is an accreditation presented to only ten other ports in the UK. In 2020, we appointed the UK’s first Port Director for Infrastructure & Sustainability, to oversee our ambitious environmental initiatives to help tackle the climate crisis.
From solar and wind power, to biodiversity and coast protection, there is much we already do at Shoreham Port to protect and preserve our local environment. We have invested in two wind turbines – affectionately known as ‘Spinny’ and ‘Gusty’ and over 10,000 solar panels, some of which you can see in the drone footage above.
We are developing two biodiversity corridors along the Port’s seafront which will gradually be created through a policy of including wildlife planting sites on all of our new development sites, and by identifying and nurturing wildlife planting on all other sites that could contribute to local biodiversity.
Another exciting scheme is the installation of “sea bins” in the port’s marinas to clear plastics, including microplastics swept in through our lock gates, and our ambitious target to reach `net-zero’ air quality emissions in the next few years, ahead of current emission guidelines.
We have plans to do much more in the coming years and our partnership with The Living Coast will play a key role in our continued drive towards sustainability.