US port joins largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America
Port of Seattle has signed-on as a participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.
The port becomes the first in the US outside the Great Lakes region to join the initiative.
The programme, endorsed by more than 40 environmental groups and government agencies, addresses nine key environmental issues including air emissions, community impacts (noise, dust, light) and environmental leadership. The program encourages its participants, including ports, terminals and shipyards, to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions.
“Green Marine’s goal of continuous improvement is at the core of our commitment towards sustainability,” said Port of Seattle CEO, Tay Yoshitani.
The Port of Seattle is also working with Port Metro Vancouver and Port of Tacoma to tackle port-related contributions to air quality and climate change in the Georgia Basin Puget Sound air shed through the Northwest Port's Clean Air Strategy.