THE US port of Long Beach has been named the “Best Green Seaport” at the 32nd annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, hosted by the Asia Cargo News.
The Port of Long Beach has dramatically decreased its environmental impact after adopting its “Green Port Policy” in 2005.
The policy has led to improvements in air and water quality through initiatives such as the Clean Air Action Plan, which identifies strategies to reduce pollution from every source and accelerate progress towards zero-emissions.
Long Beach Harbor Commission president Lou Anne Bynum said the Port was thrilled to be named the Best Green Seaport.
“This award reflects the continuing serious commitment of our Board of Harbour Commissioners and staff to improving air and water quality, and serving as a model of environmental sustainability for seaports around the world,” she said.
Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero said he was pleased the port had been recognised for its efforts in making a greener planet.
“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,” he said.
The Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards are based on an annual poll of thousands of professionals in freight transportation services.
Awards also are given in many other categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and railroad companies.