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Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor receives sustainability award

February 27, 2020

At its annual conference, South Shore Clean Cities presented Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award for showing extraordinary leadership in making strides to the sustainable transportation and/or energy sectors.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award from a community partner that works to facilitate clean technology in the region,” said Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor Port Director, Ian Hirt. “We are committed to regularly reviewing the environmental impacts of our facilities and services to make sure the greenest form of transportation becomes even greener.”

The Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor and South Shore Clean Cities have worked closely to reduce diesel emissions throughout the port. Current sustainable transportation projects at the port include construction of a trucker lounge and paved truck marshalling yard with parking for 135 trucks.

The award was presented to Ports of Indiana’s General Counsel, Andrea Hermer.