Ports of Indiana has received the coveted Green Marine certification for all
three of its port locations for its commitment to advance environmental
sustainability initiatives. It is the first state-wide port authority to
achieve such distinction.
Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North
American marine industry.
It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that
addresses key environmental issues through its 12 performance indicators.
Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and
To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their
annual environmental performance through the program’s self-evaluation guides,
have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to
publication of their individual results.
Two ports extend benefits of Green Marine
certification process to Inland Waterway System
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor located on Lake
Michigan received certification in 2014. Adding the two river ports, Port of
Indiana-Jeffersonville and Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, extends the benefits
of the Green Marine certification process to the Inland Waterway System and
carries with it the noted distinction for the two ports to be the first to do
so along the Ohio River and the Upper Mississippi Basin.
Green Marine certification verifies Ports
of Indiana’s performance
“The Ports of Indiana is taking the maritime industry
to the next level,” Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said. “From storm water
management to community impact, the Green Marine certification verifies the
Ports of Indiana’s performance, achievements and commitment to implement
continuous improvement across the our port system.”
Ports of Indiana to continue to improve
adhering Green Marine guiding principles
“The Green Marine certification emphasizes our
commitment to adopt practices and technologies that have a direct impact at our
three port locations and beyond,” said Vanta E. Coda II, CEO for the Ports of
Indiana. “We will continue to seek improvement of our environmental performance
by adhering to the Green Marine guiding principles.”
As part of 2018 annual performance reported, Port of
Indiana-Burns Harbor improved its score in the spill prevention category.
Most notably, the Port improved in recognition of its adoption and
implementation of its own storm water management program authorized by the
Indiana Department of Environmental Management in November 2018.
At its annual GreenTech conference in Cleveland, OH,
Green Marine presented the certificate to the Ports of Indiana’s General Counsel,
Green Marine’s 2019 results mark the 11th year of
reporting by the program’s founding members.