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Harley Marine Services receives environmental award

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harleyHarley Marine Services (HMS) has been awarded the 2011 Marine Environmental Business of the Year for environmental initiatives by the Port of Seattle and Seattle Propeller Club. The award was presented at last month’s Seattle Maritime Festival Luncheon held onboard Holland America Line’s Zaandam at Smith Cove Terminal. Deborah Franco, Vice President of HR, QSE and Administration accepted the award from Mr. Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle on behalf of Harley Marine Services.

This is Harley Marine’s fourth environmental award since obtaining ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification in 2008.  The company’s  environmental initiatives include an aggressive overhaul and replacement program to upgrade  tugboat engines (main and auxiliary) from existing Tier I standards to Tier II and Tier III standards.

Each upgraded Tier II engine will result in a Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission reduction of 20%. The Tier III engines will reduce NOx by 80% from Tier I standards. HMS has a robust environmental management system that includes a comprehensive recycling program. In addition, HMS is building two state-of-the-art environmentally friendly office buildings which incorporate water conservation, stormwater management, efficient material use, a construction and demolition recycling program, innovative wastewater technologies, and shore power. Participation and support of the environmental program have come from all segments of the company, including tugs, barges, shops, and offices. HMS is taking the lead in environmental stewardship and is leading the industry in environmental responsibility.

Harley Marine Services is a full service marine transportation company providing services along the United States West Coast, Alaska, New York/New Jersey Harbor and the U.S. Gulf. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, ship assist and escort, and the transportation of general cargo.

June 2, 2011

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