Barge manufacturer Arcosa Marine Products has become the newest participant in Green Marine, the North American marine industry’s largest voluntary environmental certification program.
Part of Dallas-based Arcosa, Inc., Arcosa Marine Products manufactures dry cargo barges, including flat deck and hopper barges for transporting a range of commodities including grain, coal and aggregates. The company also manufactures tank barges that transport petroleum, fertilizers, ethanol, chemicals and other liquid cargoes. Additionally, Arcosa is the largest US manufacturer of fiberglass hopper barge covers and a leading provider of winch and deck hardware solutions to the marine industry.
“Sustainability is a core value at Arcosa Marine,” said Bryson Person, vice president of operations for Arcosa Marine Products. “We believe we can create long-term value by fostering a culture of environmental, social and governance focus, and joining Green Marine’s rigorous and transparent environmental initiative complements the sustainability approach which we adopted. »
“We are delighted to have Arcosa among the growing number of shipyard members of the program,” said Green Marine Chairman David Bolduc. “As the first Tennessee and Missouri shipyards to join the program, Arcosa Marine Products is setting an example for other shipyards in its region by benchmarking its environmental progress against more than 70 other U.S. and Canadian terminals and shipyards.”
To complete Green Marine certification, Arcosa’s two shipyards, one in Ashland City, Tennessee, and the other in Caruthersville, Missouri, will assess their environmental performance against 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 each participant’s individual performance being independently verified every two years.