Tuesday, November 25, 2014

84 Foss Vessels Receive Environmental Awards

By Mark Edward Nero

A total of 84 Foss Maritime and subsidiary companies’ tugs and tank barges that have a combined 840 years without an environmental incident have been recognized by a major maritime organization for their environmental safety records, Foss said Nov. 24.

The Seattle-based company’s work was honored when the Chamber of Shipping of America announced the 2014 Environmental Achievement Awards Nov. 13, 2014, in Washington, DC.

Foss and its sister companies have seen an average of 10 years without an environmental incident, with 12 vessels achieving 20-plus years of environmental excellence.

“Foss aggressively pursues opportunities to work our environmental values into all of our business strategies,” Susan Hayman, vice president of HSQE and External Affairs at Foss said. “We engineer and build our technologically advanced vessels to exceed environmental requirements.”

The awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that operate on oceans or inland waterways. Awards were presented to Foss and 70 other maritime companies for a total of 1,386 vessels.

“These awards celebrate the dedication to environmental excellence of our seafarers and the company personnel shore-side who operate our vessels to the highest standards,” CSA President Joseph Cox said.

The full list of 2014 Environmental Achievement Award recipients is available on the Chamber Shipping of America’s website: http://www.knowships.org/press-releases/2014-vessels-receiving-awards.pdf.