Port Recognized as Greenest SeaportRelease Date: 2018-06-08
I'm really proud the Port of Long Beach was recognized recently as the “Best Green Seaport” in the world at the 32nd annual Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai hosted by the Asia Cargo News shipping trade publication.
The Port of Long Beach, known as the Green Port, has succeeded in dramatically reducing its environmental impact. 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 further reduce pollution from every source and accelerate progress toward a zero-emissions future.
Our Harbor Commissioners and the executive team are committed to growing our Port while decreasing its carbon footprint. By working with our partners in the industry, the Port continues to innovate and lead when it comes to sustainability.
The “Green Seaport” designation from 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.”
I look forward to further advances at the Port that will likely garner more international recognition.