Logistec: Five US Gulf Coast terminals join Green Marine
Five Texas terminals of Logistec Corporation and its US Gulf Coast affiliate, Gulf Stream Marine (GSM), will be certified as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program, the duo said.
GSM’s Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas will be joining Logistec’s 13 other Green Marine certified terminals in Canada and the USA, a move that is said to reflect the company’s commitment to reducing its marine environmental footprint.
Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American and now European marine industry that encourages shipowners, ports, terminals, seaway corporations and shipyards to address together key marine environmental issues to reduce their environmental footprint through concrete actions.
The program sets rigorous objectives through its 13 performance indicators and participants need to measure, evaluate and publish their environmental results to continue to participate in the program. Accredited external verifiers review all the data to ensure the requirements are being met, every two years.
“As a proud founding member of the Green Marine program, we believe strongly in its mission of reducing the marine industry’s environmental footprint,” Madeleine Paquin, President & CEO of Logistec, pointed out.
“This program is not only well aligned with Logistec’s strategic objectives, it encourages other companies to evaluate ways they too can contribute to a cleaner marine environment and makes us all accountable. We are doing this for our industry today and for future generations.”
“Nothing is more important than ensuring we do our part to reduce our marine environmental footprint in support of a strong supply chain,” Rodney Corrigan, President of Logistec Stevedoring, said.
GSM is a cargo handling, stevedoring and terminal operator specializing in handling wind energy components, bulk and break-bulk cargoes and is headquartered in Houston, operating in 12 terminals at 7 ports.