GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. Joins Green Marine
Vancouver BC, October 20, 2014 – As a leader of terminal operations in North America and the largest terminal operator in Canada, GCT Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) has signed on as a participant to Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry on the continent.
GCT is entering its four terminals into the environmental certification program: GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport located in Vancouver and Delta, BC; GCT New York on Staten Island, NY; and GCT Bayonne, in NJ.
Green Marine encourages its participants – ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyards – to undertake concrete actions that go beyond regulatory requirements. Green Marine’s success is based on a 6-year track record of participating companies demonstrating improvements in environmental performance. GCT works closely with its partners and stakeholders to identify and implement new innovations and procedures that improve sustainability. The company reduces its environmental footprint through many initiatives, including investment in more energy efficient equipment as well as introducing processes to reduce truck idling and dwell times.
“Joining Green Marine aligns with our company’s strategic priority to grow our business responsibly,” said Stephen Edwards, President & CEO of GCT. “Our collaborative partnership with stakeholders is what makes GCT an industry leader. Taking part in this program is our commitment not to simply implement new procedures within our own facilities, but to share best practices.”
Green Marine Executive Director David Bolduc believes the Green Marine environmental program is valuable for participants like GCT because it allows them to highlight the efforts they have already made in area of sustainable development and to set their goals for further improvement. ”The Green Marine environmental program was tailor-made for marine operations and this aspect is helpful for our participants, especially when a company is entering all of its terminals, as GCT is doing”.
About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. operates four container terminals through three principal businesses in North America: GCT Canada in Vancouver and Delta (formerly TSI Terminal Systems Inc.), British Columbia; GCT Bayonne on Staten Island, New York (formerly New York Container Terminal, LLC); and GCT Bayonne in Bayonne, New Jersey (formerly Global Terminal & Container Services, LLC).
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/land/water emissions. There are currently more than 80 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States, participating in the program. Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent: results are independently verified every two years and each company’s individual results are published. Green Marine relevance and credibility is reflected through its growing number of supporters: more than 40 environmental groups and government departments/agencies have endorsed and help shape the environmental program.