FMC Announces 2013 Chairman’s Earth Day Awards
Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725)
Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., has announced the 2013 Federal Maritime Commission’s Chairman’s Earth Day Awards recipients.
This award was instituted by then-Chairman Lidinsky in 2010 to recognize outstanding environmental contributions of parties in the international waterborne commerce of the United States, which the FMC regulates.
For the first time this year, the award was expanded to include three categories: Ocean Carriers, Shippers, and Ports, to enable greater recognition of those in the three major sectors of maritime and transportation industry. This year’s selections were made last month by Commissioner Lidinsky while he was still Chairman, and he will present the awards to the winners at a ceremony in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
This year’s winners are:
- American President Lines, in recognition for their continued commitment to mitigate the environmental impacts of international shipping and to encourage greater sustainability of vessels in both their liner services and terminal operations;
- The Port of Long Beach for their continued commitment to mitigate the environmental impacts of international shipping on local port communities, and to encourage greater sustainability in their port’s operations; and
- Walmart, in recognition for their continued dedication to mitigate the environmental impacts of international shipping and to encourage greater sustainability practices in both their domestic and international logistics operations.
The Federal Maritime Commission is the federal agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer. The FMC’s mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.