The Northwest Seaport Alliance commitment to sustainability recognized for fourth consecutive year

G75 Green Supply Chain Partner 2021

The Northwest Seaport Alliance commitment to sustainability recognized for fourth consecutive year

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has earned Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors 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 the 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 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 investing more than one million dollars to convert lighting to energy-efficient LED fixtures, habitat development, mitigation banking, and shore power use on terminals. By continuously improving our facilities, vehicles, equipment, policies, and practices, we are creating a cleaner and healthier environment for our community and employees.

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.  These companies are recognized for their commitment to supply chain sustainability and going “above and beyond to ensure…operations are socially and environmentally friendly.” The NWSA is recognized for implementing best practices that “leave a positive footprint on the world.”

The NWSA was one of five U.S. port authorities selected this year. The complete list of honored partners is featured in the magazine's June 2021 issue.


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