Port of Vancouver Terminals, Cruise, Shipping Lines Lauded for Environmental Efforts

Image: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has honored 29 terminals, tenants, marine operators, cruise lines and shipping lines for their environmental leadership at the Port of Vancouver, it was announced June 5.

The port authority has annually presented the Blue Circle Awards, given to those who excelled in their efforts to lower emissions and underwater noise and save energy through the participation in the port authority’s EcoAction and Energy Action programs, since 2009.

This year’s EcoAction Program recipients include shipping lines such as COSCO Shipping, Evergreen Line, Fednav, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, MOL Chemical Tankers, MSC, Oldendorff Carriers, SM Line, Swire Shipping (formerly Westwood Shipping), TORM A/S and Yang Ming.

The honored cruise lines included Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises.

Recognized coast marine operators included Amix Marine Services, BC Ferries, Seaspan ULC, North Arm Transportation, Tymac Launch Service and SAAM Towage Canada.

Energy Action recipients are DP World’s Centerm container terminal, Vancouver; Pacific grain terminal, Vancouver; Cascadia grain terminal, Vancouver; GCT Global Container Terminals, Delta and Vancouver; Seaspan Shipyards, North Vancouver and Pure Industrial, Richmond.

“Terminals and tenants, marine operators and shipping and cruise lines are the engines that move Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver every day — supporting jobs and economic prosperity from coast to coast — and we are proud to celebrate the efforts they are making to ensure this vital work is done in a sustainable way,” Port Authority President and CEO Peter Xotta said.

By Karen Robes Meeks