United Nations Global Compact

global_compactGreen Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Green Worldwide first joined the Global Compact in August 2016. We are proud to support the ten principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Green Worldwide Shipping is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of this company, and we commit to engaging in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and strives to use business as a force for good, as well as create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities, and markets.

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success. To achieve this, the UN Global Compact has created Ten Principles, derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The Ten Principles are:

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

 Labour

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

 Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

The United Nations Global Compact is made up of 9,146 companies in 168 countries, and Green Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant. For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, visit unglobalcompact.org. For more information on how Green Worldwide strives to uphold the mission of the compact, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Port of Baltimore Tour

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Thank you to Lightning Transportation for inviting Thomas Grone, our New York Branch Manager to tour the Port of Baltimore!

Thomas took a tour of the port, followed by a cruise around Baltimore Harbor on the Baltimore Pride II. The Baltimore Pride II is a replica Tall Ship of a Baltimore Clipper, a type of ship that was heavily used by Privateers in the War of 1812. During the 19th century, Baltimore clipper ships sped from the Port around the world and developed a particularly lucrative trade with South America. In addition to seeing a beautiful historic ship, it was fascinating to see how far shipping has come since 1812.

The Port of Baltimore is still the largest port in volume in the USA, and is over 300 years old. It is also the most efficient port in North America for containerized turn times and second in the Americas only to the Panama Canal! During the first six months of 2015, the Journal of Commerce ranked the Port of Baltimore as number one in the nation for container berth productivity, with the Port averaging 75 container movements each hour per berth. Three of the world’s largest container shipping companies – Evergreen, Maersk, and MSC – now operate at the Port.

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Cool Cargo: Boeing 777 Shipment

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A few weeks ago, our Los Angeles office and our French partner worked together to coordinate a shipment of Boing 777 Landing Gear shipped from Goodyear, Arizona, USA to Paris, France.

This shipment of cargo involved non-stackable oversized crates requiring five full deck positions on a 747. These large parts were collected with two flat bed rigs on Thursday September 29th, tendered to the airline on the 30th, and arrived at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris on October 2nd.

It has been Green Worldwide’s interest to become more involved in handling aerospace commodities and this is a great step in moving forward with this business vertical. We thank everyone involved in this endeavor and look forward to being of more assistance in the future!

Check out a few pictures of the cargo arriving at our LAX nominated warehouse facility.

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