Hurricane Irma battered through Florida over the weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding. While landing as a Category 2 hurricane, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it travels over Florida into Georgia. The city of Tampa was spared direct impact from the hurricane, resulting in debris and light flooding. In Miami, winds exceeded 100 miles per hour knocking down two construction cranes. Continue reading Hurricane Irma Aftermath
Green Worldwide Shipping, a leading, Atlanta-headquartered provider of international logistics and Customs brokerage, proudly reaffirmed its commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, releasing its first communication on progress since joining in 2016. Green Worldwide believes in a firm foundation of respect for all stakeholders – including vendors, customers, and employees – but especially for the global environment and generations to come. Continue reading Green Worldwide Reaffirms UN Global Compact Commitment to Sustainability
Purifying water in the middle of a desert can be a logistical challenge, and exactly what a leading, Las Vegas-based water packing and purification producer tasked the project cargo team at Green Worldwide Shipping. Continue reading Green Worldwide Project Cargo Purifies Water
Over Memorial Day weekend, Green Worldwide’s Miami and Houston branches worked together to charter a Boeing 767 Freighter to Panama – an oil tanker was in dire need of an additive for petroleum fuels. Our Houston office received the phone call Saturday morning at 10:45 Central that product was needed in Panama for Monday morning. By 2:45 PM we had the solution. No commercial aircraft would be able to meet the deadline so a charter solution was provided. To add a little twist, the cargo being Haz Mat had to be re-packed to comply with IATA regulations and we would need our Haz Mat packer to inspect and label prior to pickup. Continue reading Cool Cargo: Teamwork Charter
This summer, Green Worldwide Shipping is privileged to have some wonderful interns working hard to learn the ins and outs of the industry. We’ve interviewed them to find out all they have learned so far on their break from school. Sun, sand, and the shipping industry– what else do you need for a great summer?
Adante’ Aguilar is a rising senior at the University of Tenessee, where he studies Supply Chain Management and Marketing. He works under Thomas Nolan, National Sales Director, as Green Worldwide’s Sales and Marketing Intern. Continue reading Summer Internship Spotlight: Sales Intern Adante’ Aguilar
Port of Los Angeles, also known as America’s Port, was established in 1907 and helped transform Los Angeles into the international trade center of today. While the Port was not officially founded until 1907, it had a 250-year-long history as a center of commerce stemming from California’s roots as a Spanish colony.
Throughout the early 20th century, the Port had an important economic role in not only the state economy but the national and global economy. By 1913, the Port served as the world’s largest lumber importer, used to satisfy the rapid development of the City of Los Angeles. By the 1920s, the Port had surpassed San Fransisco as the West’s busiest port.
The Port was home to the United Fruit Company and imported innumerable amounts of Bananas from South America, and Union Oil and Standard Oil companies, which were vital to the growth of the country’s oil industry. It was also home to the Great White Fleet, the cornerstone of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Big Stick diplomacy. Due to its logistical, economical, and political prominence, the Port of Los Angeles was crucial to the United State’s development of the Panama Canal. During World War II, the Port was a valuable shipbuilding resource, making massive contributions to the war effort, and employing nearly 90,000 people.
Today, the Port of Los Angeles comprises of 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront. It features 27 passenger, cargo terminals, and warehouse facilities that handle billions of dollars worth of freight each year. Today, the Port of Los Angeles is the busiest port in the United States by container volume and the 19th busiest port in the world.
In 2002, the Board of Harbor Commissioners for terminal and ship operations programs targeted at reducing polluting emissions from vessels and cargo handling equipment as a part of a new sustainability initiative. Their sustainability initiative can be summed up in this quote from the Port of Los Angeles website:
The Port of Los Angeles is committed to promoting responsible growth and supporting innovative development. Utilizing the tenets of sustainability, the Port works toward the best interests of the community, environment, and economy. These principles are practiced through integral considerations during planning, design and construction, and throughout operations and maintenance of Port facilities and structures.
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, or check out our last installment in the series.
Monday, June 5th is World Environment Day 2017, and Green Worldwide Shipping is excited to celebrate!
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People with Nature,’ implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
Green Worldwide is celebrating this World Environment Day by reaffirming our commitment to the UN Global Compact, and the sustainable business goals Green Worldwide is committed to achieving.
How can you celebrate World Environment Day?
Get outside! The World Environment Day website encourages the people of the world to get outside, go to a park, and interact with nature. They also encourage picking up 10 or 100 pieces of trash or joining local cleanup efforts. To learn more about World Environment Day events in your area, visit www.worldenvironmentday.global.