Five Texas terminals of Logistec join Green Marine
As part of the Green Marine Environmental Certification Program, Logistec Corporation's five Texas terminals and its US Gulf Coast subsidiary, Gulf Stream Marine (GSM), will be accredited.
Logistec's 13 other Green Marine certified terminals in Canada and the USA will be joined by GSM's Corpus Christi, Manchester, Brownsville, Care and Freeport terminals in Texas, a step which is said to reflect the company's commitment to reducing its marine environmental footprint.
For the North American and now European marine industry, Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program that allows shipowners, ports, terminals, shipping companies and shipyards to tackle key marine environmental problems together in order to minimize their environmental impact by concrete actions.
Via its 13 performance indicators, the program sets stringent targets and participants need to assess, analyze and publish their environmental outcomes in order to continue to participate in the program.
Accredited external verifiers check all the details every two years to ensure that the criteria are fulfilled.
GSM is a cargo handling, stevedoring and terminal operator specializing in the handling of wind, bulk and break-bulk cargo components and is headquartered in Houston and operates at 7 ports in 12 terminals.
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