Logistec Corporation and its U.S. Gulf Coast affiliate, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (GSM), will be certifying five terminals in Texas as part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program.
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 U.S. Logistec’s goal is to achieve a Level 3 Green Marine score or higher for all its 64 terminals across North America.
GSM specializes in handling wind energy components, bulk and break-bulk cargo. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and operates 12 terminals at seven ports.
Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American and now European marine industry that encourages leading shipowners, ports, terminals, seaway corporations and shipyards to address key marine environmental issues to reduce their environmental footprint. The program sets rigorous objectives through its 13 performance indicators and participants must 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,” said Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec.
“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.”
“We’re so pleased to have Logistec’s U.S. Gulf Coast affiliate, Gulf Stream Marine, join the Logistec terminal locations that have been certified annually since the inception of the Program,” said David Bolduc, executive director for Green Marine.
“Sustainability is clearly a priority for Logistec Corporation as they continue full integration of the Green Marine program in all their North American terminals, including recent acquisitions.”