Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4 West Coast Ports Earn ‘Green Supply Partner’ Recognition

By Mark Edward Nero

Four seaports on the US West Coast were among dozens of organizations recently recognized by trade magazine Inbound Logistics for commitment to sustainable supply chain, logistics and transportation practices.

In all, the magazine honored 75 organizations from various trade sectors, including ports, truckers, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers. The four West Coast ports recognized were those in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle and Tacoma.

Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) profiles companies that demonstrate their commitment to sustainable supply chain, logistics and transportation practices. The magazine’s editors say they choose the G75 by considering a company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, collaborative customer-driven projects and participation in public-private partnerships. Measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition are four benchmarks that carry weight in the decision making, according to the magazine.

Among the other honorees this year that have a West Coast presence: container transport and shipping company APL; freight railroad BNSF railway; truck manufacturer Kenworth; shipping company Maersk Line; and container transport, logistics and terminal company OOCL.

“The 75 Green Supply Chain Partners is a very select group,” Inbound Logistics editor Felecia Stratton, said. “The G75 list represents 75 visionaries who have demonstrated a long-standing history of driving efficiencies in their customers’ operations and an internal commitment to be as lean and green as possible.”

The complete list of honorees is available at http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/g75-inbound-logistics-75-green-supply-chain-partners as well as information about their selection for the list .