AWO video highlights industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability

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(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has produced a video highlighting the tugboat, towboat and barge industry’s commitment to, and progress toward, environmental sustainability.

The video notes that marine transportation is already the most environmentally friendly method of moving freight, and features examples of how the industry is building on its natural advantages to do more to protect the environment. Leaders from Ingram Barge Co., Crowley Maritime Corp. and Campbell Transportation Co. discuss their companies’ efforts to make their operations more environmentally sustainable, including repowering vessels with more efficient engines; utilizing alternative fuels and electricity to power vessels; monitoring greenhouse gas emissions; and investing in the offshore wind market.

“We are proud that the domestic maritime industry has the lowest environmental footprint of all modes of freight transportation, but as the video notes, we’re committed to getting even better,” said AWO President and CEO Jennifer Carpenter. “Companies across our industry are investing in technologies and practices to continuously improve environmental performance, and we are pleased to share this video to draw attention to this important and ongoing work.”

The video can be found here.

– American Waterways Operators

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By Professional Mariner Staff