Six more organizations have joined with Green Marine and its efforts to create an environmentally sustainable shipping industry for North America.
Halterm Container Terminal Ltd is a container terminal owned and operated by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a part of the Macquarie Group of Companies. With natural deep-water, capability to handle any sized vessel, year round ice-free access, and a management team with diverse international experience, Halterm is the container terminal of choice on Canada's East Coast. It is the only container terminal with Super Post Panamax cranes and has no navigational or nautical restrictions. Halterm is an ISO 14001 certified company.
Puget Sound Pilots are a specialized group of individuals licensed and regulated by the State of Washington to direct the safe movement of vessels. Their pilotage was designed for the protection of the environment, waterways, ports and harbours. The pilots guide vessels in and out of harbours and bays using special knowledge of tides and currents to improve voyage performance and avoid environmental impacts.
The Florida Ports Council is the latest association to join Green Marine, bringing the number of associations supporting the environmental program to 22! The council is a non-profit corporation that serves as the professional association for Florida’s fifteen public seaports and their management. The council is governed by a board of directors comprised of the fifteen port directors. Its support staff is based in Tallahassee. The council provides advocacy, leadership and information on seaport-related issues before the legislative and executive branches of the state and federal government.
Florida’s network of seaports is one of the state’s greatest economic assets, positively affecting every region and every resident. Whether moving upwards of a hundred million tonnes of cargo annually or millions of cruise passengers, Florida’s seaports generate and support a vast array of commerce. The Florida Ports Council believes a strong, strategic public/private partnership between Florida’s ports and the state and local levels of government will enable these diverse seaports to continue their significant economic contributions to every region of the state.
The Department of Commerce (DoC) is now a Green Marine supporter. The DoC is a Washington State government agency that relates to every aspect of community and economic development. The maritime industry is one of the department’s key sectors of focus, rooted as it is in the historic strength of the state’s natural resources, strategic location and excellent transportation connections to provide efficient access to global markets. The maritime sector contributes $37.6 billion in revenue to the state’s economy, and directly employs nearly 69,500 people. Commerce strives to work with industry stakeholders, as well as within government, to set the course for sustainable maritime industry innovation. Spearheaded by Commerce, the Washington Maritime BLUE 2050 strategy is set to ensure that Washington State is the home of the most sustainable maritime industry within the next few decades.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment supports the economic, social and environmental sustainability of municipalities, communities and regions through the delivery of effective programs, services and support. The department assists municipalities in meeting their infrastructure needs. It helps to provide the financial and administrative tools to support the development of regional cooperation, community capacity, and sound municipal governance. The department is responsible for emergency preparedness and response, as well as provincial coordination of fire protection and prevention services. It is also responsible for environmental protection and enhancement by implementing water resource and pollution prevention policies and regulations, as well as coordinating environmental impact assessments of proposed development projects and managing affected sites.
HydroComp, Inc. of Durham, New Hampshire, is a hydrodynamic engineering research consultancy with a focus on propulsion systems and ship performance simulation, propeller design, ship assessment to improve fuel efficiency, and the prediction of environmental key performance indicators. Internationally recognized for its NavCad propulsion simulation software used by more than 700 companies worldwide, HydroComp also provides services to owners and operators for the prediction of full ship mission fuel consumption, CO2 production, cavitation inception, hydro acoustics, and underwater radiated noise.
That brings the number of participants, supporters and partners to 185!
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