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Westwood Shipping Lines enrols its fleet in Green Marine’s environmental certification program

November 7, 2022

Puyallup, WA – Westwood Shipping Lines is the newest participant in Green Marine – the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America's maritime industry. The company operates a fleet of seven geared container vessels in the North Pacific, providing marine transportation between the Pacific Northwest and the Far East.

"All our ships are ISO 14000 certified, and we are on track to meet IMO decarbonization’s efforts, having already gained Energy Efficiency Existing Index as well as Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Class approval,” Jack Mahoney, the President/CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines, said. "Implementing the Green Marine program will complement our efforts towards the even greater sustainability of our operations and reduction of our fleet’s impact on the Pacific Northwest’s air, waters and shorelines."

To achieve Green Marine certification, Westwood Shipping Lines will assess its fleet's environmental performance through key performance indicators that address such issues as greenhouse gases, aquatic invasive species, air emissions, oily discharge, waste management, underwater noise, and ship recycling. Green Marine’s certification process is rigorous and transparent, with results independently verified every two years and each participant's performance made public annually.

Green Marine President David Bolduc congratulated Westwood Shipping Lines on embarking on this journey of continual improvement. "Having Westwood Shipping Lines on board further boosts Green Marine's presence among the ship owners with operations on the Pacific Northwest Coast and bodes well for this region's sustainable future," Bolduc said. "By joining this voluntary initiative, Westwood Shipping Lines is further strengthening its commitment to sustainability by choosing to benchmark its efforts, as well as take part in the exchange of environmental knowledge and innovation available through the Green Marine network."

About Westwood Shipping Lines

Westwood Shipping Lines, part of the Swire Group, operates a fleet of vessels in the North Pacific. Its flexible ship design permits the safe and efficient handling of all types of cargo – no matter how bulky or fragile – between the Pacific Northwest and North Asia. With its corporate office based in Puyallup, Washington, the company has built its success through personal service, versatility and reliable schedules with superior cargo handling capabilities to safely transport cargo while always being mindful of its responsibilities to the environment in which it operates.

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