Ports constitute an important economic activity in coastal areas. The mobility of passengers and freight is fundamental to economic and social activities. Although, it is probably considered the less harmful kind of transport, shipping also has a negative environmental impact both in ports, as well as in the immediate vicinity of the ports. Examples of these impacts are noise from ship engines and machinery used for loading and unloading, exhausts of particles, CO2, NOx and SO2 from the ship’s main and auxiliary engines, and dust from the handling of substances such as grain, sand and coal. Road and rail traffic to and from the port area cause additional environmental problems.

Bettair allows to perfectly know
the environmental impact of ports

Emissions from vessels, port operations, and related land traffic present a serious environmental health issue in ports. Many ports operations generate emissions, yet many times ports are also surrounded by other significant emissions sources such as industrial facilities or busy roads. Moreover, 90% of ports in Europe are near to densely populated urban areas. Frequently the true origin of polluted air is hard to identify, particularly with varying weather conditions influencing the dispersal of pollution.

Bettair allows to get an accurate picture of the environmental impact in and around the port.

Implementing bettair’s air quality monitoring network in the port zone provides real-time awareness of pollution levels, enabling port authorities to take timely measures based on hard data to improve air quality in and around the port, and to support environmental compliance and reporting.