Gulfport follows in footsteps of Seattle in bid to improve environmental performance
The Port of Gulfport has become the second US coastal port to sign up to the Green Marine initiative, a sustainability program developed for ports, terminals and shipping companies to improve their environmental performance.
Following in the footsteps of the Port of Seattle, Gulfport will join the maritime industry’s largest voluntary environmental program after Mississippi State Port Authority officials voted unanimously in favour of the project.
“We pride ourselves in the transparency and rigor of our environmental program,” explains Green Marine management corporation president, Raymond Johnston.
“Port of Gulfport joining Green Marine clearly reflects a strong commitment towards the greening of their operations.”
“It also demonstrates that the Green Marine environmental program is valid, applicable, and scalable for all sizes of ports.”
The respective parties will work together to strengthen the port’s environmental performance by building strong relations with marine waterway stakeholders, whilst heightening the understanding of the marine industry’s activities and environmental benefits. As part of the initiative, Gulfport also plan to electrify its container cranes and enhance its landscape by upgrading both its lighting and perimeter fencing.