Port of Long Beach Recognized for Green Efforts

By Eric Haun
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach was recognized Tuesday, June 17, as the “Best Green Seaport” at the 28th annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards hosted in Shanghai, China.

Known for its nearly 10-year-old Green Port Policy, the Port of Long Beach has regularly reported reduced impacts on the community, wildlife and the environment. The port  has overseen dramatic improvement in air and water quality with an array of environmental initiatives that include the Clean Trucks, Green Flag Vessel Speed Reduction and Technology Advancement programs.

The “Green Seaport” honor of the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards, hosted by by the Cargonews Asia.,is reserved for ports that have “demonstrated compliance with green freight transport regulations and environmental standards; investment in green initiatives, technology and action plans; incorporation of environmental requirements in strategic planning; use of a policy on reducing fuel emissions from freight handling operations; and ongoing training of staff in green initiatives and in measures to lower carbon footprints.”

The awards are based on an annual poll of thousands of professionals in freight transportation services. Awards also are given in many categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and rail haulers.

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