The Cagayan de Oro Port once again will receive the Green Port Award from the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) after it has satisfactorily complied with the scorecard laid out by experts in its Green Port Award System or GPAS.

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CDO Port previously received the said award in 2018.

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See our old post below.

In a press release, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) stated that the award was a culmination of group efforts in its CDO Port, under the Port Management Office of Misamis Oriental/Cagayan de Oro, to maintain efficient operating processes while maintaining a high level of balance with the environment.

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Dubbed as the Global Gateway to Mindanao for its strategic location at the Northern Coast of Mindanao within Macajalar Bay, the Cagayan de Oro Port serves as the entry and exit point of passengers and goods to and from the adjacent urban cities and provinces and other parts of the Philippine archipelago. It also links conveyances to countries such as Vietnam, China, Australia, and the United States, among others.

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The GPAS Award Ceremony will be on November 16, 2021 during the APEC Smart Port Development Forum in Qingdao, China through a virtual process.

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The GPAS program is a green evaluation system for ports in the APEC region intended to improve environmental awareness as well as increase the understanding of green port development strategy, with the aim of achieving a balance between economic development and environmental protection in the APEC ports community. It also aims to encourage green and sustainable development in port and port related industries. In particular, it aims to provide a platform for sharing of best practices among ports in the APEC region, to raise the profile of ports committed to green practices, and to improve their capacity for sustainable development.

photos by Ppa Pmo Misorcdo

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