The sustainability commitments of The Northwest Seaport Alliance have earned Inbound Logistics magazine’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors for the third consecutive year.
One of six U.S. port authorities selected, the NWSA was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through the Clean Truck Program, installing shore power at terminals, retrofitting cargo-handling equipment, and investing in new, cost-effective stormwater treatment systems. Another major project highlighted was the NWSA’s work on the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy and its goals to reduce greenhouse gas and diesel particulate matter (DPM). Since 2005, DPM emissions have decreased by 80% per ton of cargo while greenhouse gas emissions declined 19% per ton of cargo.
In efforts to further curb harmful emissions, the NWSA Clean Truck Program began requiring trucks on Jan. 1, 2019, with newer and cleaner engines, which reduce DPM by up to 90% per truck.
The 75 organizations are selected by Inbound Logistics editors and represent various trade sectors, including ports, trucking companies, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers. These companies are recognized for “going above and beyond to help shippers maintain sustainable, eco-friendly supply chain operations.”
The complete list of honored partners is featured in the magazine's June issue.