The Autonomous Port of San Pedro, Toward Sustainable Management of Its Activities: An Exploratory Study (Published)
More and more, ports are moving towards environmental protection as economic performance is no longer the only criterion for competitiveness. Although contributing to global economic development, port activities can have negative impacts on coastal areas and marine biodiversity. This article presents the actions taken by the Port of San Pedro in the context of sustainable development. A qualitative methodology was used to study the port’s sustainable practices, with the environmental manager being interviewed. The results show that the port, as a state authority, implements sustainable practices such as tree planting, environmental impact assessments, and the valorization of port waste into clean energy. In addition, several actions taken have resulted in the port obtaining various ISO certifications. Furthermore, the Port Autonomous de San Pedro is contributing to the momentum for environmental protection.