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NWSA commitment to sustainability recognized for a 4th consecutive year

July 23, 2021

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has earned Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honours for the fourth year in a row. This distinction recognizes NWSA’s commitment to protecting the environment through proactive and collaborative partnerships with supply chain partners, stakeholders and communities throughout Puget Sound.

The NWSA gateway has made significant progress in sustainability, reducing diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions by more than 90% since 2005. Building upon a strong foundation of success, the recently adopted 2020 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy (in collaboration with the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver, British Columbia,) sets the ambitious goal of phasing out both diesel pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with seaport activities by 2050.

Through the implementation of the NWSA Clean Truck Program, all drayage trucks serving the international container terminals are model year 2007 or newer, which equates to 90% cleaner trucks serving NWSA terminals.

Additional initiatives include spending more than $1 million dollars to convert lighting to energy-efficient LED fixtures, along with habitat development, mitigation banking, and shore power at terminals.

The 75 organizations selected by Inbound Logistics editors represent various trade sectors, 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.