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July 13, 2018

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma recognized for environmental practices

The sustainability commitments of The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) have earned it the Inbound Logistics magazine's 75 Green Supply Chain Partner honors for the second consecutive year.

One of eight U.S. port authorities selected, the NWSA was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy and find innovative solutions to manage stormwater runoff.

The alliance achieved a 95-percent reduction in stormwater zinc and copper at rail terminal operations; and reduced diesel emissions 47 percent from trucks, 51 percent from trains, and 88 percent from ships.

The trade magazine honored 75 organizations from various trade sectors, including ports, trucking companies, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Combined, the ports are the fourth-largest container gateway in North America.

Source: NWSA