Houston Terminal Prepares Its Terminals for Green Marine Certification

Member Updates,

Houston Terminal LLC (“Houston Terminal”) is the newest participant in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. Houston Terminal aims to have its two terminals – Bayport Container Terminal and Barbours Cut Container Terminal – Green Marine certified.

"Houston Terminal is excited to join Green Marine as we believe this is an important step in our sustainability journey while continuing to grow our business responsibly,” Robert Marshall, Houston Terminal’s general manager, said. “The program's continual improvement approach and its focus on concrete and measurable actions will bring us closer to our goal of leading the industry in sustainable practices.”

The company has already undertaken various sustainable actions. They are in the process of incorporating electric top lift machines into its fleet, alongside propane-powered ones. The terminal operator is currently in the testing phase for one of these machines.

Green Marine President David Bolduc welcomed the new participant to the program. "Houston Terminal becomes the seventh terminal operator in the state of Texas to join our voluntary initiative, demonstrating a commendable commitment to environmental stewardship by proactively working to surpass current regulations," he said. "Through Green Marine membership, Houston Terminal not only acquires a well-defined step-by-step process to enhance its environmental performance but also becomes an integral part of a network collectively working towards the common goal of fostering the shipping industry’s further sustainability."

To achieve Green Marine certification, Houston Terminal will assess its environmental performance through indicators that address issues such as greenhouse gases and air pollutants, spill prevention and stormwater management, waste management, and community impacts and relations. The certification process is rigorous and transparent, with results independently verified every two years and each participant's individual performance made public annually.