As part of its long-term green strategy and continued efforts toward preserving the environment within the city of Aqaba, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) launched on Tuesday, May 8th a cleaning campaign targeting the shoreline and seabed of the diving area within the Aqaba Marine Park. The campaign was organized in collaboration with the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan, the Aqaba Diving Association and the marine park itself.
The campaign brought together 37 divers from several diving schools, the Marine Science Station and the Royal Marine Forces, in addition to 40 students from Al-Shamila School for Girls and a number of independent volunteers, all of whom collaborated on the collection of 50 bags containing hard waste scattered across the shoreline and the seabed.
ACT's CEO Soren Hansen explained that this campaign reflected the company's commitment to preserving marine ecosystems and biodiversity in Aqaba and its surrounding areas by actively addressing its most pressing environmental challenges. He further noted that ACT continually works to find a viable balance between its prime objective of transforming Aqaba into a key industrial and commercial global hub and its unwavering commitment to preserving the city's delicate environment.
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan is considered the sole organization in the Kingdom dedicated to actively preserving marine environments and ecosystems through various activities, including capacity building and awareness campaigns targeting the local community.
This campaign is part of a series of initiatives organized as part of ACT's long-term CSR strategy that reflects the company's unwavering commitment to the local community, particularly when it comes to preserving its environment and thriving marine ecosystems for future generations.