Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Green Port Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach was recently named the world’s “Best Green Seaport” at the 32nd annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, the port announced Friday.

Hosted by the Asia Cargo News, the award is based on freight transportation service professionals who voted in an annual poll. It is given to ports that have “demonstrated compliance with green freight transport regulations and environmental standards; investment in green initiatives, technology and action plans; incorporation of environmental requirements in strategic planning; use of a policy on reducing fuel emissions from freight handling operations; and ongoing training of staff in green initiatives and in measures to lower carbon footprints.”

“The Port of Long Beach is thrilled to be named the Best Green Seaport. This award reflects the continuing serious commitment of our Board of Harbor Commissioners and staff to improving air and water quality, and serving as a model of environmental sustainability for seaports around the world,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum.