S.C. State Ports Authority recognized for environmental initiatives

S.C. State Ports Authority recognized for environmental initiatives 


Staff Report
Published July 22, 2013

Inbound Logistics named the S.C. State Ports Authority to its 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list, the port announced last week.

The publication analyzed more than 200 transportation and logistics companies, examining each organization’s public-private partnerships, sustainability initiatives and collaborative projects driven by customers.

For the ports authority, Inbound Logistics noted its truck replacement program that helps drivers by new, more fuel-efficient trucks.

“The port electrified its ship-to-shore cranes and plans to electrify the rubber-tired gantry cranes at the new inland port to protect air quality,” according to the publication. “A new electrified agricultural commodities transload facility will replace existing diesel operations.”

The port was also recognized for its Rapid Rail program, which is used to pair ocean carriers with local truckers who move their freight. The port acts as a dispatcher and has been able to link truckers with outgoing and incoming containers, cutting back the number of empty trips, according to Inbound Logistics.

“Our efforts to reduce emissions through new and upgraded equipment, better fuels and replacing the oldest trucks that serve our port are leading among ports in the region,” said Jim Newsome, CEO of the ports authority, in a news release. “We know that green efforts not only make good business sense, but they are also key to being a productive and responsible part of the local community.”

Inbound Logistics also named the Georgia Ports Authority, Norfolk Southern, CSX, the Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma to the list.

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