Barge manufacturer Arcosa Marine Products, has become the newest participant in Green Marine – the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.
Part of Dallas based Arcosa, Inc., Arcosa Marine Products manufactures dry cargo barges, including flat-deck and hopper barges for the transport of a range of products that include grain, coal, and aggregates. The company also manufactures tank barges that carry petroleum, fertilizer, ethanol, chemicals, and other liquid cargos. Additionally, Arcosa is the largest U.S. manufacturer of fiberglass hopper barge covers and a leading winch and deck hardware solutions provider for the marine industry.
“Sustainable development is a fundamental value at Arcosa Marine,” said Bryson Person, Arcosa Marine Products’ vice president of operations. “We believe we can create long-term value by fostering an Environmental, Social, and Governance driven culture, and joining Green Marine’s rigorous and transparent environmental initiative complements the sustainable development approach we have adopted.”
“We’re so pleased to have Arcosa within the program’s growing rank of shipyard membership,” said Green Marine’s president, David Bolduc. “As the first shipyards in Tennessee and Missouri to join the program, Arcosa Marine Products is setting the example for the other shipyards in its region by benchmarking its environmental progress along with more than 70 other U.S. and Canadian terminals and shipyards.”
To complete Green Marine’s certification, both of Arcosa’s shipyards, one in Ashland City, Tenn., and the other in Caruthersville, Mo., will assess their environmental performance based on the program’s applicable indicators, which address air pollutants and greenhouse gases, spill prevention, waste management, community impacts, and environmental leadership. The annual certification process is rigorous and transparent, with the individual performance of each participant independently verified every two years.