An Eco-Port on your doorstep

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. Last year, we achieved Eco-Port status for the sixth year running, an accreditation presented to only ten other ports in the UK. We also appointed the UK’s first Port Director for Infrastructure & Sustainability, Tony Parker 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. Nevertheless, we have plans to do much more in the coming years and our partnership with Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere will play a key role in our continued drive towards sustainability.

Our first initiative is a proposal for two biodiversity corridors along the Port’s seafront which will be gradually 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. Other exciting schemes include the installation of Seabin’s 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.  

Visit our website to learn more about what we do and for details of upcoming events including our free summer boat tours: www.shoreham-port.co.uk

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