For the third year running, the Port of Tacoma has been named an Inbound Logistics magazine Green Supply Chain Partner for its sustainability commitment.
One of six ports selected, Tacoma was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related air emissions through the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, clean up contaminated land and return it to productive use, and find innovative solutions to manage stormwater runoff.
“As a partner in the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, the Port of Tacoma strives to reduce seaport-related air emissions in the region,” wrote the magazine’s editors. “The port also works to clean up property contaminated by decades of industrial practices, and return it to productive use under more protective measures. In addition, it undertakes water-quality projects focused on preventing pollution and managing stormwater. For example, the port, in cooperation with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), planted a rain garden at TOTE’s Tacoma terminal to treat industrial stormwater runoff.”
Two other Northwest ports joined Tacoma on the list this year: the ports of Seattle and Portland.
The trade magazine honored 75 companies from various trade sectors, including ports, truckers, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers.
The complete list of honored partners is featured in the magazine’s June issue, which is available online here.