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The Northwest Seaport Alliance earns environmental recognition

July 19, 2019

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) earned Inbound Logistics Magazine’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honours for the third consecutive year.

One of six U.S. port authorities selected, the NWSA was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through its Clean Truck Program, the installation of shore power at terminals, retrofitted cargo-handling equipment, and by investing in new, cost-effective stormwater treatment systems.

The NWSA’s significant work on the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy with its goals to reduce greenhouse gas and particulate matter was also cited. Since 2005, the NWSA has reduced particulate matter emissions by 80% per ton of cargo, while greenhouse gas emissions have declined 19% per ton of cargo. In the effort to further curb harmful emissions, the NWSA Clean Truck Program began requiring trucks on Jan. 1, 2019, to have newer, cleaner engines, which reduce diesel particulate matter by up to 90% per truck.

The 75 organizations are selected by Inbound Logistics’ editors and represent various trade sectors, including ports, trucking companies, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers. These companies are recognized for going above and beyond to help shippers maintain sustainable, eco-friendly supply chain operations.