Green ports: the case of Greek ports
This thesis examines whether Greek ports are green and what actions can be taken in this direction. More specifically, the characteristics of Greek ports are presented, the terms "green port" and "sustainable development" are analyzed, and the environmental impact of their performance is analyzed. We will define the term ‘green ports’ and we will present the prerequisites settled by IMO as international organization and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL for prevention of environmental pollution. Subsequently, we will examine the current situation of Greek ports and the level of green policy implementation. In particular, having made a small historical recursion of ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki, we will present the actions that have been undertaken by these ports in order to comply with international regulations, as well as green actions undertaken from other Greek ports. We will present examples of ‘green ports’ and how they operate. Taking under consideration these examples, we will draft proposals for ‘greening’ of Greek ports. As a conclusion, we will examine if the original question was answered.