Halifax Port Authority achieves top marks for commitment to environmental sustainability

June 6, 2016 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax Port Authority has achieved top marks as measured by Green Marine environmental sustainability criteria. This places the Halifax Port Authority among the top-rated Canadian ports as measured by Green Marine.

The Halifax Port Authority is measured in four Green Marine categories: Greenhouse Gases, Spill Prevention, Community Impacts and Environmental Leadership. In all four categories, Halifax has achieved Level 5 ratings which reflect excellence and leadership. The 2015 Performance Report, containing the individual results of all of the program’s participants, is available at http://www.green-marine.org/.

About Green Marine:

Green Marine is a voluntary marine industry initiative with the goal of achieving levels of environmental performance that exceed regulatory requirements in areas such as air emissions, greenhouse gases, cargo waste management, community impacts (noise, dust, odors and light), water and land pollution prevention and environmental leadership. There are currently more than 100 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States, participating in the program.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is a full service port connecting to 150 countries worldwide. Low dwell times, available capacity, deep berths and reliable labour combine to make the Port of Halifax an efficient and competitive cargo option. Please visit www.shiphalifax.com for more on supply chain solutions.

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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca
www.portofhalifax.ca