Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Sustainability Commitment Recognized for 4th Straight Year

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has earned 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors for the fourth year in a row. The distinction recognizes NWSA’s commitment to protecting the environment through proactive and collaborative partnerships with supply chain partners, stakeholders and communities throughout the Puget Sound.

The 75 organizations selected for the honors represent various trade sectors, including ports, trucking companies, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers. The companies are recognized for their commitment to supply chain sustainability and going above and beyond to ensure that their operations are socially and environmentally friendly.

The NWSA gateway has made significant progress in sustainability, reducing diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions by more than 90% since 2005. The Alliance, which consists of the shipping operations of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, recently adopted its 2020 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, which sets the goal of phasing out diesel pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with seaport activities by 2050.

Also, through the implementation of the NWSA Clean Truck Program, all drayage trucks serving the international container terminals are model year 2007 or newer, which equates to 90% cleaner trucks serving NWSA terminals.

Additional initiatives include investing more than one million dollars to convert lighting to energy-efficient LED fixtures, habitat development, mitigation banking, and shore power use on terminals.

“By continuously improving our facilities, vehicles, equipment, policies, and practices, we are creating a cleaner and healthier environment for our community and employees,” the NWSA said in a statement.

The complete list of 75 honorees is featured in the June 2021 issue of Inbound Logistics magazine.

By Pacific Maritime