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Northwest Seaport Alliance’s sustainability actions are recognized for a sixth time

June 29, 2022

For the sixth consecutive year, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has earned the distinction of being an Inbound Logistics’ Green Supply Chain Partner. This distinction recognizes NWSA’s commitment to protecting the environment through proactive and collaborative partnerships with supply chain partners, stakeholders and communities across Puget Sound.

The NWSA’s strong commitment to sustainable development includes, for example, the joint commitment since 2005 by the Port of Seattle, the Port of Tacoma, and the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by more than 90%. This commitment is part of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, updated in 2021 by the NWSA, sets out a course of actions to zero emissions over the next 30 years and beyond.

As part of this strategy, the NWSA also launched its first zero-emission cargo handling equipment in the Tacoma Harbor and has added zero-emission cargo-handling trucks to its vehicle fleet in 2022.

The NWSA plans to implement shore power at its terminals over the next few years, as well as establish with the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma the steps to achieve zero marine emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Inbound Logistics selected 75 organizations representing various trade elements, 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 their operations are socially and environmentally friendly.

The NWSA was one of only two U.S. port-related organizations selected this year. The complete list of honoured partners is featured in the magazine's June 2022 issue.