The Port of Seattle has joined Green Marine, a voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.
The port is the first U.S. West Coast port to join the environmental initiative.
The program addresses nine environmental issues, including air emissions; community impact, such as noise, dust and light; and environmental leadership. Green Marine encourages participants, including shipowners, ports, terminals and shipyards, to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions.
“Green Marine’s goal of continuous improvement is also at the core of our commitment towards sustainability,” said Tay Yoshitani, the port’s CEO, in a written statement.