|A Greener Port is the focus of Provincial Government announcement |
today towards environmental initiatives in Prince Rupert
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One day before we all observe Earth Day on the North Coast, the Province has come to town with news of a new program towards environmental themes dedicated towards the marine environment on the Prince Rupert waterfront.
Earlier this morning the province of British Columbia and Port of Prince Rupert are set to expand on the Port's current environmental initiatives and move them forward towards developing the greenest port in the Nation.
As part of their announcement today, the Province outlined the plans ahead through their Stronger BC Economic Plan and the development of an Integrated Marketplace at the port that will support a range of emission reduction related programs.
Of key focus for the program:
Towards the initiative, Prince Rupert Port Authority President and CEO Shaun Stevenson observed now the initiative will serve to make the Prince Rupert gateway resilient and sustainable.
“Sixty billion dollars worth of cargo flows through the Prince Rupert gateway each year and we are committed to advancing B.C.’s homegrown technology that reduces the environmental impacts of the port operations that enable that trade. Through this partnership, the Integrated Marketplace will help us build a safer, more resilient and sustainable port that can support British Columbia and Canada’s trade demands and ambitions well into the future.”
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