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Port of Hueneme Takes Home Awards at the Green Shipping Summit USA



PORT HUENEME, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Port of Hueneme's cutting edge environmental programs and strategic implementation of eco-friendly action plans received high accolades at the Green Shipping Summit, held September 12th in Los Angeles.

 (PRNewsfoto/Port of Hueneme)

The Port was honored with "The Greenest Port of the Year" award in part for being the first port in California to be Green Marine certified.

Port Director/CEO Kristin Decas received "Maritime Executive of the Year" for her environmental leadership in the goods movement industry, and her achievements in implementing green technologies at the Port. Decas was among twenty-two industry leaders nominated.

In a playful gesture, the Summit host announced Hueneme taking home the top two awards by teaching the crowd how to properly pronounce "Why-Knee-Me".

The Green Shipping Summit invited port authorities, alternative fuel providers, ship builders, and various leaders in the goods movement supply chain for two days of sharing best green practices, dialogue, and setting the course for integrating green technologies of the future.

The Port of Hueneme ultimately won Summit delegates over by showcasing its commitment to dedicating the funding and manpower to bring these projects to life.

Decas gave a compelling presentation highlighting why Hueneme is more than "just" a port. From the installation of shoreside power to the adoption of the Board of Harbor Commissioners' 2012 Environmental Framework, the Port's commitments to environmental stewardship and enrichment of the surrounding communities are paramount to its continued success. 

Board of Harbor Commissioners President Jason Hodge remarked "In 2012, we made the bold and important decision to guide the Port's investments in environmentally sustainable practices and green technologies. Five years later, we are proud to say we have made those investments and the results are being recognized nationally and internationally. We commit to our community to stay the course and continue to lead the way to a greener future."

The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast, ranking among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. The Port moves $9 billion in goods each year and supports vital community services with $1.5 billion in economic activity, 13,633 trade-related jobs, and more than $93 million in direct and related taxes.

For press inquiries: Becky Haycox PH: 805-488-3677 EMAIL: bhaycox@portofh.org

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Kristin Decas (right) with Eleanor Kirtley (left) of Green Marine

SOURCE Port of Hueneme


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