How Zergratran Encorporates the Sustainable Development Goals

Our first project in Nothern Colombia: Puerto International Las Americas (PILA), will have a major impact on global sustainability. As the world’s first fully sustainable and zero-emission solution for global shipping and transportation, PILA is an example of how sustainability can be achieved through innovation, technology, and collaboration.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

We have incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals into our business strategy, focusing an impact on global sustainability through our partnerships and engagement with all stakeholders. Through these collaborations, we will be able to reinforce the importance of sustainability in every developmental stage of the project.

By integrating new technology, involving emerging economies, and engaging in sustainable partnerships, we achieve an agile and successful balance between innovative value creation, stakeholder inclusiveness, and transparency. We are committed to developing high-quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects using new technologies. This includes regional and trans-border infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. From all of the SGDs that we’ve integrated into our strategy, Zergratran’s daily work is based on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Sustainability Based on Innovation

Our approach to promoting sustainability is rooted in a deep commitment to innovation, technology, and collaboration. The management and board members recognize that sustainable infrastructure is key to promoting economic growth, supporting human well-being, and protecting the environment. As such, Zergratran has focused its efforts on creating a system-wide efficiency upgrade that is driven by automation, containerization, digitization, technology, and connections to neighboring port facilities. At the same time, we are integrating new technology, involving emerging economies, and engaging in sustainable partnerships.

Innovation and technology are at the core of Zergratran’s approach to sustainability. We know that
sustainable infrastructure requires the use of new technologies that are both environmentally friendly
and economically viable. To this end, we propose a fully electric and non-polluting system for global shipping and transportation. This system is powered by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, which reduces the carbon footprint of shipping and transportation.

Technology and Emerging Economies

Our commitment to innovation and technology is also reflected in our use of automation, containerization,
and digitization. These technologies enable the company to improve the efficiency and safety of its shipping and transportation operations while reducing costs and environmental impacts. By adopting these technologies, Zergratran is promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.
Collaboration and partnerships are essential to Zergratran’s approach to sustainability. Building sustainable infrastructure requires the cooperation of stakeholders from different sectors, including government, industry, and civil society. As such, we are engaged in sustainable partnerships with stakeholders from across the globe.

One example of our commitment to sustainable partnerships is our collaboration with emerging economies. We recognize that emerging economies are key to achieving global sustainability, as they are often home to the fastest-growing populations and economies. By engaging with emerging economies and leveraging their growth and potential, we are promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation in these regions.

Stakeholder Inclusiveness

Zergratran is also committed to engaging with all stakeholders to reinforce the importance of sustainability in every developmental stage. The company recognizes that stakeholder inclusiveness and transparency are essential to achieving sustainable infrastructure. As such, we have implemented a stakeholder engagement strategy that ensures all stakeholders have a voice in the development and implementation of our PILA project.

We are at the forefront of promoting sustainability through its innovative and collaborative approach to infrastructure development. Our commitment to innovation, technology, collaboration, and partnership has enabled it to develop a sustainable and resilient system for global shipping and transportation. Our approach is fully aligned with all sustainable development goals.

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About the author:

Katarina M.V. Galic

Katarina is Zergratran’s President. She is also our resident sustainability expert. She completed the Management of International Development Towards UN Agenda 2030 program with the Università Bocconi, Italy and is currently a PhD candidate at MIT Portugal, studying Sustainable Energy Systems.