Friday, July 10, 2015

Four West Coast Ports Receive Environmental Awards

By Mark Edward Nero

The environmental sustainability commitments of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle and Tacoma seaports have earned them the Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner honors.

The Puget Sound and San Pedro Bay facilities were four of seven US ports honored. Seattle and Tacoma were recognized for their efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through the comprehensive Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy program, as well as restoring habitat and find solutions to manage stormwater runoff.

LA and Long Beach were honored for their joint Clean Air Action Plan and Clean Trucks Program, which they formulated in 2006 to reduce emissions. The ports have committed to reducing diesel particulate emissions, NOx, and SOx by double digits in the coming years.

Trade magazine Inbound Logistics honored 75 organizations from various trade sectors this year, including ports, truckers, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers. Other honorees included Matson Navigation, Maersk Line and Union Pacific.

“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,” Inbound Logistics editor Felecia Stratton said.

The complete list of award recipients is listed in the magazine's June issue.