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Long Beach named "Best Green Seaport"

The Port of Long Beach was recognized recently as the “Best Green Seaport” in the world at the 32nd annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards hosted in Shanghai by Asia Cargo News

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The Port of Long Beach has issued a statement that "it has succeeded in dramatically reducing its environmental impact." First adopted in 2005, Long Beach’s “Green Port Policy” has led to significant improvements in air and water quality from initiatives such as the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and the Technology Advancement Program (TAP). The newly updated CAAP identifies strategies to reduce pollution still further from every source and accelerate progress towards a zero-emissions future.

“The Port of Long Beach is thrilled to be named the Best Green Seaport," said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. "This award reflects the continuing serious commitment of our Board of Harbor Commissioners and staff to improving air and water quality, and serving as a model of environmental sustainability for seaports around the world."

Lou Anne Bynum (lb post)
Lou Anne Bynum (lb post)

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero said: “We have shown at the Port of Long Beach that environmental progress goes hand in hand with operational excellence, and that a green port is an efficient, competitive port. We’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts in making a greener planet.”

The “Green Seaport” honour of the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards 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 highly-valued because they are based on an annual poll of thousands of professionals in freight transportation services. Awards are given in many other categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and railroad companies.

 

Top spot in the seaports category went to the Port of Hamburg, voted "Best Global Seaport." The port was named "Best Seaport - Europe" in 2015 and 2016, so this is the biggest feather in its cap as far as these awards are concerned.

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