New Orleans Terminal Joins Green Marine
New Orleans Terminal (N.O.T.) has signed up as a participant in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental initiative for the continent’s maritime industry.
N.O.T. is a container stevedore and terminal operator in the Port of New Orleans where it handles all containers at the Container Facility, the Container Freight Station and the New Orleans Intermodal On-Dock-Rail Ramp. N.O.T. is a joint venture between Ceres and Container Marine Terminals.
Both Ceres and the Port of New Orleans (NOLA) are active Green Marine participants.
N.O.T. handles 165,000 containers yearly and operates the on-dock-rail terminal. “This versatility to offer inland transportation modes of barge, rail or truck directly from a container terminal to an inland destination and vice versa creates an efficient operation, consequently preserving the environment,” says N.O.T. Vice-President James Parker.
The Green Marine environmental program encourages its participants – shipowners, ports, terminals and shipyards – to undertake concrete actions that go beyond regulatory requirements to improve their environmental performance. Participants must demonstrate year-over-year improvement in measurable ways to maintain their certification.
''Green Marine's detailed framework will guide New Orleans Terminal to first benchmark and then reduce its environmental footprint,” says Green Marine Executive Director David Bolduc. “It is also an excellent way to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.”
N.O.T.’s decision to join Green Marine is also good news for the New Orleans region: “Having a port and its terminals working together to improve their sustainability promises significant results,” Bolduc adds.
Port NOLA is pleased to see New Orleans Terminal joining the environmental program. ''This commitment from N.O.T. is timely as we are changing the way we operate as a port and appreciate participation by all our partners,” says Port NOLA’s COO Brandy Christian, who also sits on Green Marine’s board of directors. “Going forward, we will assess major projects for their economic advantages as well as community and environmental impacts.”