Fifty-nine Foss vessels honored for environmental excellence

(SEATTLE, WA — October 8, 2007) The Seattle-based Foss Maritime Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship was underscored last month when The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) recognized 59 of its vessels for outstanding safety records

CSA honored the Foss vessels at an achievement dinner in Washington, D.C. Altogether, the ships have achieved the equivalent total of 362 years without an environmental mishap.  

Foss is taking additional steps to improve the global environment, including construction of the first true hybrid tugboat, scheduled for delivery to Southern California in 2008, and a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Foss has pledged to contribute to EPA’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the energy efficiency of its marine operations.

“At Foss, we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of environmental development,” said Susan Hayman, Foss’ Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment.

By Professional Mariner Staff