Major terminal operator SSA Marine is now participating in Green Marine’s environmental certification program, starting with the company’s C60 container terminal for Matson Navigation in Long Beach and its West Sacramento location.
SSA, which operates terminals at almost 90 locations in 10 countries, said it intends to pilot the program with the two California terminals. If successful, would expand its Green Marine rollout.
“We’re committed to actively participating in enhancing environmental performance in the marine terminal industry,” SSA Marine CEO Knud Stubkjaer said. “Joining Green Marine’s comprehensive environmental program aligns with our commitments to incorporating best practices in each region that we operate.”
David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, applauded SSA Marine’s membership.
“By joining Green Marine at the corporate level, SSA Marine is solidifying its leadership in sustainable development,” he said.
To be certified, SSA Marine must undergo a comprehensive review based on key environmental performance indicators such as greenhouse gas and air emissions, oily discharge, waste management, ship recycling and other issues, Green Marine said.
Certification, once obtained, would be independently verified every two years. Western Stevedoring in British Columbia, a SSA Marine subsidiary, has been certified since 2013.
SSA Marine’s first year results are to be released this year and published in 2023, according to Green Marine.