Earth Day 2017

Happy Earth Day! We’re excited to celebrate another year on this beautiful planet.

One of the central values of Green Worldwide is respect for our planet and our environment. Sustainable business practices are achievable goals for our clients and for Green. The Green Worldwide team is dedicated to seeking out and implementing innovative and eco-friendly transportation solutions.

Green Worldwide is proud to celebrate this Earth Day as a member of the United Nation’s Global Compact. There are ten principles of the Compact, and principles seven through nine focus on the 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.

Check out our video celebrating April 22nd

Or last year’s video!

For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, visit unglobalcompact.org or check out our previous blog post on our membership. To learn more about our commitment to the environment, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Port Story: Port Tampa Bay

Port Story- Tampa BayWe tend to focus on Miami and Jacksonville for international trade coming out of Florida, thinking of them as the only gateway to Central and South America. However, there is another port in Florida that is a primary resource for international trade. Port Tampa Bay ranks 16th in the United States by tonnage in domestic trade, 32nd in foreign trade, and 22nd in total trade. It is the largest, most diversified port in Florida, has an economic impact of more than $15.1 billion, and supports over 80,000 jobs.

Tampa Bay was first mapped by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The port was a safe, warm-water harbor that made it an ideal location for trade between the then-Spanish colony and Cuba. This trade included Cattle, hide, lumber, and more. After the United States had acquired Florida from Spain, the port flourished. New industry and resources led to massive growth in the 1800s. By 1929, a 27-foot channel was in place. The port was a major resource for the United States during World War II, and today the Port is maintained by Port Tampa Bay, Port Authority, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The Tampa seaport, Florida’s largest by acreage, already handles cargo bound for Cuba under waivers to the embargo that allows sales of U.S. agricultural products. In the past 5 years, the seaport has sent about 70.000 tons of freight to Cuba, mostly fertilizer. Other trade lanes of the port include the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and Asia. Port Tampa Bay handles a variety of different industries, such as furniture, electronics, automobiles, construction, and foodstuff. It additionally sees over 900,000 commercial passengers a year in association with various cruise lines.

For more information on Green Worldwide and freight forwarding, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Port Story is a new series detailing the history and operations of trade ports across the United States and the world. Want to see a port that interests you? Let us know in the comments below!

Join us for Danish Hot Dogs!

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Innovation Living and Green Worldwide Shipping will be hosting an event called Danish Hot Dogs at the Innovation Living Showroom on the 3rd floor of 220 Elm in High Point, North Carolina.

Innovation Living is a Danish furniture company built on the proud Danish tradition of furniture design. Since 1989, Innovation Living has dedicated themselves to the design and development of innovative, durable designs for everyday use.

Join the two Danish-founded companies for traditional Danish hot dogs, wine, and beer Sunday, April 23 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the event, visit 220 Elm’s website.

For more information on Green Worldwide’s values and culture, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Hello from São Paulo!

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Green Worldwide is participating in Intermodal 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil. Intermodal 2017 is held at the beautiful Transamerica Expo Center. Green Worldwide is at Stand #12-150 table with other WCA World network members.

Intermodal has close to 40,000 visitors over 3 days, so our team is kept busy meeting with old partners, potential new agents, and vendors.

Check out some photos of our Brazilian adventures below!

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For more information on Green Worldwide’s convention appearances, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.