January 20 2022
Beach Cleaning Campaign
Aqaba Container Terminal in partnership with The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan and the Jordanian Engineers Association launched a beach cleaning campaign at Aqaba Container terminal shore that contains large amounts of rubbish waste such as plastic containers, which negatively affects the marine environment, this waste collects by the sea from Neighboring areas on this closed shore due to the nature of its site. More than 150 volunteers participated in this campaign, and hundreds of waste bags of plastic were collected.
The CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal, Soren Jensen, said that Aqaba Container Terminal is an environmental port and a member of the International Environmental Ports Organization and holds the Environmental Management System Certificate (ISO 14001), which is the highest international standard that helps companies improve and control environmental practices and reduce its footprint on the environment to a minimum. Emphasizing that protecting the marine environment comes within the social responsibility to protect the marine reserve adjacent to Aqaba Container Terminal, which was announced in December of 2020 to enhance the position of the Kingdom and the company as a private sector at the international level in fulfilling its international obligations, especially the Convention on Biological Diversity and the achievement of the sustainable development goals marine life and achieving the company's environmental goals.
While Engineer Amer Habashneh, President of the Jordanian Engineers Association, Aqaba Branch, said that Aqaba Container Terminal has always been a pioneer in environmental activities and has a major role in environmental protection through its commitment to implement all international environmental standards.
Dr. Muhammad Tuha, The Acting Executive Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of the Marine Environment, emphasized that the collaboration between official institutions and the private sector represented by Aqaba Container Terminal, non-governmental associations, and youth initiatives in this campaign is a good model for contributing to the protection of the marine environment and the sustainability of its environmental components. It is worth noting that Aqaba Container Terminal is among the leading companies when it comes to protecting the environment in general, and the maritime environment in particular.