Crowley Maritime Corp., a member of the Trident Alliance, has been honored with the 2015 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman’s Earth Day Award in recognition of the organization’s companywide environmental stewardship initiatives.
“Crowley has been chosen for its broad commitment to active environmental efforts across their lines of business and throughout the company. Crowley’s efforts include: ordering two new LNG powered ships built in Pascagoula, Mississippi; participation in the spill protection program of the State of Washington, Department of Ecology; and, its membership in the Trident Alliance, a coalition of ship owners advocating robust enforcement of fuel sulfur restrictions,” said Chairman Cordero.
The FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award is given annually and highlights technologies, programs, or practices of the maritime transportation industry that, through efficiency or innovation, benefit the environment. The award also looks to emphasize efforts that provide a reduction in environmental harm, emissions or pollutants, and increase the public's awareness of the maritime transportation industry's hard work to protect the environment.
“Crowley’s decision to align itself with the Trident Alliance makes sense on many levels,” explained Mike Roberts, Crowley’s senior vice president and general counsel. “First and foremost, Crowley’s long-standing support for and compliance with the sulfur regulations has been demonstrated throughout the years in no small part because, as a leader in the maritime industry, it is the responsible thing to do for the environment. Second, Crowley supports the fair leveling of the ‘sulfur playing field’ for the benefit of all parties involved.”