QUEBEC CITY: The Port of Saint John has joined as a member of Green Marine’s environmental program.
In doing so, the port joins two other Atlantic participants, Oceanex and Atlantic Towing Ltd, says Green Marine executive director David Bolduc. “As the first port to become a member in Atlantic Canada, the Port of Saint John will play a leading role in the region,” Bolduc said.
Green Marine, a voluntary North American environmental initiative, enjoys an expanded mandate with members on the east and west coasts, both in Canada and the United States. The arrival of the Saint John Port Authority paves the way for increased membership in the Atlantic region, the organization said. Saint John Port Authority President and CEO Jim Quinn views Green Marine membership as a step toward supporting the community through sustainable marine operations.
“The Port of Saint John is committed to its community and respects the value of an inclusive, sustainable approach to operating,” he said. “We are taking this same leadership role when it comes to the environment.”
The most recently announced individual results of Green Marine participants include: 23 ports, terminals, and shipyards imposed limits on vehicle idling, 27 participants have completed an emissions inventory, and 10 others have adopted an energy efficiency plan or reduced the intensity of their greenhouse gas emissions.