Recently, Seaboard Marine launched a new environmentally friendly initiative at their PortMiami facility using new emission reducing diesel filters in 12 of their cargo tractors. The new filters are designed to cut more than 97 percent of the particulates emitted by the tractor's diesel engines.
The emission reducing initiative is part of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. It was developed by Environmental Solutions Worldwide and installed by Wallace Truck of Ft. Myers, Florida.
"The technology in these specific filters reduces more than 97% of the particulates emitted by diesel engines," said Edward Gonzalez, Seaboard Marine President. "We're proud to work with PortMiami in improving air quality within the community."
PortMiami, through its Green Ports program, is creating and strengthening partnerships with its tenants and users. By partnering with Seaboard through the retrofit of diesel cargo handlers, the Port has raised a new initiative of environmental awareness to the cargo users.
Bill Johnson, PortMiami Director, said, "PortMiami is committed to adopting proactive policies that support sustainability and ensure environmentally friendly port operations. This particular project involving Seaboard Marine, our largest cargo tenant, demonstrates PortMiami's ongoing commitment to the environment."