Saltchuk, a family owned transportation and distribution company, is headquartered in Seattle,WA. With approximately 7,500 employees in six lines of business ranging frommaritime services to air cargo, Saltchuk is proud of the investments its companies have made in clean technology and alternative fuels that have set new standards in reducing emissions and improving air quality. TOTE which is converting its entire domestic cargo ship fleet to run on clean burning natural gas, recently christened the world’s first LNG-powered containership. Foss built and operates the first Hybrid Electric Tug boats and Interstate Distributor Co. was the first trucking company in the Northwest to introduce LNG tractors.
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Harley Marine Services has won numerous environmental stewardship awards including for their headquarters on Harbor Island in Seattle. The LEED Gold building features among others, rainwater harvesting, solar power, low VOC appliances, natural light assisted by smart LED lighting systems and an educational marine habitat pool in the atrium. The Harley & Lela Franco Maritime Center is significant for the maritime industry because it is an outward demonstration to the greater Seattle community, and of the industry’s environmental awareness and responsiveness.
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