NW Seaport Alliance Nets Sixth Consecutive Green Honor

The Northwest Seaport Alliance scored Inbound Logistics’ Green Supply Chain Partner honor for the sixth year in a row.

The NWSA, which consists of the marine cargo operations at ports of Seattle and Tacoma, was among the 75 organizations across the supply chain industry chosen by the longtime trade publication to spotlight their sustainability efforts.

NWSA, one of only two U.S. port agencies chosen in 2022, said it was being acknowledged for enacting “best practices that ‘leave a positive footprint on the world.’”

This recognition highlights NWSA’s commitment to protecting the environment through proactive and collaborative partnerships with supply chain stakeholders and communities across the Puget Sound.

Since 2005, NWSA said it has been working to lower diesel particulate matter by more than 90%. Last year, it kicked off its first zero-emission cargo handling equipment in the Tacoma Harbor, with plans to add more zero-emission trucks that handle cargo this year.

Both ports are also planning to put in shore power at terminals and developing a plan to become a zero emissions gateway by 2050. A big part of that plan included the Clean Truck Program, which requires trucks operating within the ports to be 2007 or newer.

By Karen Robes Meeks