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Port Corpus Christi becomes first Texan port to join Green Marine

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Port Corpus Christi has announced the company is the newest participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Corpus Christi as the first port from Texas to join the Green Marine program, with its newly adopted environmental policy, its desire to enhance environmental awareness, and its participation in our certification programme, Port Corpus Christi is showing true commitment to sustainability,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s Executive Director.

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority implemented an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System in 2007 and has recently revised its Environmental Policy.

“The EMS has created a proactive attitude among employees to help improve operational efficiency and pollution prevention,” said John P. LaRue, PCCA’s executive director. “Our port wants to demonstrate its continued commitment to environmental protection and we believe Green Marine’s detailed framework can help us achieve that goal.”

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority efforts under the Environmental Management System have been recognised locally and nationally.

“Green Marine certification aligns well with our strategic initiatives with regards to the environment and sustaining the clean air, water and soil that we have in our Port.” said Sarah Garza, PCCA’s Director of Environmental Planning & Compliance.

Green Marine’s environmental programme provides a template for port authorities, terminal operators and shipping lines to reduce their environmental footprint.

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