AIVP Recommendation

Port infrastructures and activities can cause irreversible damage to sea beds and contribute to the disappearance of fauna and flora living there. By taking account of this environmental footprint and considering ecological engineering and eco-design measures for port infrastructures, this biodiversity can be restored and preserved.

Fremantle (Australia)

In November 2014, the Port of Fremantle opened the Rous Head industrial park. A promenade for cycling or walking along the edge of the site was created, along with a sanctuary for nesting birds.


Huelva (Spain)

The port of Huelva, which covers some 1700 hectares, is located in the estuary of the Odiel and Tinto rivers. The estuary is a zone of international ecological importance, and various sectors of the 12,000 hectares of marshland are classed as national parkland, biosphere reserve or Natura 2000 zones.


Marseilles (France)

The Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM), commonly known as the Port of Marseille Fos, in partnership with the « Pôle mer Paca » (the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur Region’s maritime department), has designed the GIREL programme to « manage infrastructures for the ecological rehabilitation of the coast ».