Hamilton, Ontario—The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) awarded its first environmental recognition award to Federal Marine Terminals Inc (FMT).
FMT, a subsidiary of Montreal, Quebec-headquartered Fednav Limited, has undertaken a number of measures to lessen its impact on the environment. It is using a new road sweeper to reduce on-site dust and airborne particulates. It installed an equipment wash pad system that captures wash water and separates out oil. FTM is a participant in the Green Marine environmental improvement program, and has earned a rating of 4.3 (out of five) for its efforts in reducing greenhouse gases, initiating water and land pollution prevention programs, and making other environmentally beneficial changes.
“Federal Marine Terminals has the largest footprint of any tenant on port property, and the company is a leader when it comes to environmental protection,” said Bruce Wood, HPA President and CEO. “Environmental stewardship is central to our mission at the port, and we are always pleased to work with port partners like FMT who share this commitment.”
The award was created to recognize and reward a Hamilton port partner’s contributions to respecting and protecting the natural environment. Recipients are awarded a monetary prize which they use to support an environmental cause or effort. FMT has chosen the Hamilton Air Monitoring Network (HAMN) has been carrying out ambient and point source air quality monitoring in the Hamilton area since 2003.
“We are honoured to be the first recipient of this award. As a company, we are continuously looking for new ways to reduce our environmental footprint and have a team at our headquarters dedicated to ensuring we operate our businesses in a sustainable manner. We look forward to allocating the award funds to HAMN, which is an important project because of the role it plays in helping to determine where progress is being made and identifying air quality issues in the Hamilton area,” said FMT president Paul Gourdeau.