In 2014, Global Container Terminals (GCT), a tenant of the Port of New York and New Jersey joined Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. Through its set of 12 performance indicators, Green Marine sets higher benchmarks for air, land, and water emissions than those set by government regulations so that the entire maritime industry can work toward a more sustainable future.
During its recent re certification process, each of GCT’s four terminals achieved higher scores than they set in their initial certification in each of Green Marine’s indicators. This accomplishment was sufficient to award GCT the “Excellence & Leadership” level in almost every category.
Specifically, each GCT terminal scored a 5 out of 5 possible points in environmental leadership, spill prevention, and community impact.
Each GCT Terminal also received a score of 4 out of 5 possible points in the new Waste Management category.
GCT also won special recognition overall for its leadership in emission reductions resulting from our truck reservation systems, as well as its innovative processes, facility design, and equipment upgrades.