The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) announced a range of environmental projects in the “Go Green” global environmental campaign events that were held from 14-21 September, in cooperation with DP World Sokhna.
The separation and recycling of waste project came in the forefront of the SCCT’s projects, according to a press statement on Monday.
Equipment has been allocated for the first phase of the project to separate plastic from paper waste. The waste will then be collected and transported to companies specialised in recycling.
The projects announced by the SCCT aim to safely dispose of dangerous waste products. The company has further completed converting all lighting systems within its premises into LED lighting systems. It is also using motion sensors in all buildings to reduce electricity consumption by 70%.
Furthermore, the SCCT has launched a company awareness campaign in September on waste recycling and its role in preserving the environment.
Another campaign was launched to clean up and beautify the East Port Said Ferry, as well as to re-use waste from the station’s operations.
Moreover, the SCCT organised an educational lecture on climate change and global warming and its impact on the environment in Egypt and the world.
SCCT Managing Director Klaus Holm Laursen said the event was launched by major port operators – APM Terminals, DP World Sokhna, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the port of Rotterdam, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, and Port of Shanghai.
Laursen added that this outstanding event was launched to unify efforts in spreading environmental awareness and sustainable environmental development and address climate change.
The SCCT is an Egyptian joint-stock company that combines Egyptian and foreign investments. APM Terminals is the largest shareholder of the company and owns 55% of the SCCT’s shares.