Port of Tacoma named green supply chain partner fifth year in a row

The Port of Tacoma’s sustainability commitment has earned it an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner honor for the fifth year running.

One of seven U.S. ports selected, Tacoma was recognized for its efforts to reduce seaport-related emissions through the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, clean up legacy contamination to put more than 420 acres back into productive use, and find innovative solutions to manage stormwater runoff.

The trade magazine honored 75 organizations from various trade sectors, including ports, truckers, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers.

“The 75 Green Supply Chain Partners is a very select group, and we found the Port of Tacoma to be one of those companies that is truly ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to supply chain sustainability,” said Felecia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics. “The G75 list represents 75 visionaries who have demonstrated a long-standing history of driving efficiencies in their customers' operations and an internal commitment to be as lean and green as possible. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor the Port of Tacoma among this important group of industry-changing leaders.”

The complete list of honored partners is featured in the magazine's June issue.

About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

About Inbound Logistics
Since its inception in 1981, Inbound Logistics' educational mission is to illustrate the benefits of demand-driven logistics practices, give companies the knowledge to help them match the inbound flow of materials to their demand and align their business process to support that shift. Inbound Logistics offers real-world examples and decision support to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and offset rising transport costs, supporting business scalability across their value chain. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.

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