December 13, 2017

Washington State aims to become the most sustainable maritime industry by 2050

Twenty maritime executives, government leaders and community representatives met yesterday in Seattle to launch Washington’s new Maritime Innovation Advisory Council. The coalition will promote the sustainable development of the state’s maritime industry.

Washington Maritime BLUE 2050 aims to ensure Washington State is home to the U.S. nation’s most sustainable maritime industry within the next few decades. The strategy aligns with Governor Jay Inslee’s plans for significant decarbonization, innovation and workforce development.

Maritime Blue has three main objectives:

Additional briefings on promising sustainable trends in the state included remarks from a few speakers at the official launch. Dr. Eleanor Kirtley, Green Marine’s program manager, discussed shipping and port environmental certification.

Left to right: Vigor CEO Frank Foti; Gov. Jay Inslee; state Rep. Gael Tarleton; and Dennis McLerran, former EPA Region 10 administrator (Governor’s Office)

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Washington State aims to become the most sustainable maritime industry by 2050