Le Lézard
Classified in: Environment, Transportation
Subjects: CSR, ESG

The American Waterways Operators Releases Environmental Stewardship Best Practices for the Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has released a set of environmental stewardship best practices for the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry. The best practices are intended to inform, support and guide vessel operators' continuous improvement in the areas of water quality, energy efficiency, air quality, waste management and corporate responsibility.

AWO has released a set of environmental stewardship best practices for the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry

"Barge transportation is the safest, most environmentally sustainable mode of freight transportation," said Jennifer Carpenter, AWO President & CEO. "These best practices reflect AWO members' commitment to continuous improvement as we seek to build on our industry's natural advantages in fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions and become ever better stewards of the natural resources on which our nation and our industry depend."  

The environmental stewardship best practices are intended to support the diversity of the tugboat, towboat and barge industry by providing a menu of options from which operators can choose based on their unique operational needs.

The best practices will support companies in preventing spills and discharges, reducing energy consumption, reducing air emissions, properly managing waste, and embracing corporate responsibility, with the goal of attainable, impactful improvements to environmental performance.

The environmental stewardship best practices have been distributed to AWO members and are available on the AWO website.

About the American Waterways Operators

The American Waterways Operators is the tugboat, towboat and barge industry's advocate, resource and united voice for safe, sustainable and efficient transportation on America's waterways, oceans and coasts. Industry vessels move more than 665 million tons of America's commerce each year on the U.S. inland and intracoastal waterways, the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts and the Great Lakes.

For more information about the importance of waterway transportation, please contact AWO at (703) 841-9300 or visit AWO's website at www.americanwaterways.com.

SOURCE American Waterways Operators

These press releases may also interest you

at 12:40
Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced the 2023 North American availability of a new and innovative thermoforming solution that offers more sustainable packaging for fresh food products. The TFS 216 takes...

at 12:21
President and CEO Doug Ettinger, on behalf of Canada Post employees across the country, is honoured to accept a Canada's Clean50 award for leadership in reducing emissions and greening the Corporation's operations. The award recognizes the...

at 12:11
Daily Harvest, the company on a mission to make it easier to eat more sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables, announced the first round of grants in partnership with American Farmland Trust (AFT) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). The...

at 11:55
U.S.Vision, a leading retailer of optical products and services, has announced a temporary program to help Florida residents in the wake of Hurricane Ian's destruction in that state's southwest region. Now through October 21, seven JCPenney Optical...

at 11:54
NATSO and SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers issued the following statement responding to reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to make electric vehicles eligible for renewable fuel credits known as e-RINs under the...

at 11:44
The Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI), a strategic initiative led by the Greater Houston Partnership that is dedicated to strengthening Houston's leadership as the Energy Capital of the World, released a report today on the Houston region's...

News published on 4 november 2021 at 11:23 and distributed by: