Reduce the amount of noise, dust, odour and light to which people residing close to port facilities are exposed.


  • This indicator applies to all participants unless they provide reasonable arguments to be exempt (e.g. location in a very isolated place, no nearby community). However, the absence of complaints alone does not constitute a sufficient motive to be exempt of the application of the indicator.
  • A criterion applies only if the participant’s operations cause the nuisance to which the criterion is related. A nuisance is any factor that has a negative impact on the health or well-being of the people residing close to port facilities.
  • The activities covered by the community impacts indicator are limited to those related to commercial shipping and cruise only.

See below the criteria each port authority or Seaway corporation has to fulfill to achieve each level of performance.

Community Impacts (ports)
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