Crowley Puerto Rico Joins EPA SmartWay Partnership
SAN JUAN – Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that its Puerto Rico liner services group has become the latest member of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry players that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods.
“Just as Crowley strives to give customers high-performing, dependable service, our mariners and shore-side crews work every day to protect the environment of the waters and communities where we operate,” said Cole Cosgrove, Crowley vice president, marine operations.
Through the SmartWay partnership, Crowley will be able to benchmark the environmental performance of its barges and tugs servicing Puerto Rico, tracking emissions on a ton-mile basis, the shipper explains in its release.
Further, as a SmartWay partner, Crowley says it will support the partnership’s goal of saving 170.3 million barrels of oil, $24.9 billion in fuel costs, 72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1.5 million tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter (PM), the publication said.
“By participating in this partnership, we continue to enhance our ability to track emissions using well-established platforms and to consistently report on performance efficiency to our customers. Performance monitoring, improvement and customer service are key facets of Crowley’s environmental strategy,” Dan Smith, Crowley’s environmental director, is quoted saying in its published announcement.