Neptune Terminals is the first West Coast terminal to join the Green Marine Environmental program. The Green Marine Environmental Program is an action plan that addresses eight major environmental issues identified by the marine industry. The Program encourages participants to go beyond regulatory compliance and implement a process of continuous environmental improvement that will lead to excellence and leadership.
“We have a first class environmental system and we are committed to ongoing improvement of all our systems for water, air, noise, light. Our environmental management system provides for rigorous audits, which not only ensures compliance, but also allow us to achieve best in class performance,” said Neptune Terminals President and CEO, Jim Belsheim.
Although its carbon footprint levels are modest in comparison, Neptune Terminals has taken an aggressive approach to footprint reduction, through a series of significant investments, such as its new environmentally-friendly locomotives which consume less fuel, produce less noise, and produce fewer emissions.
Some of the preventative measures adopted by Neptune Terminals include dust collection systems, as well as a number of water-activated dust suppression system to ensure dust remains on the site, advanced water collection and treatment systems, and the latest technology to reduce the impacts of noise and light on the community.
Located in Port Metro Vancouver, Neptune Terminals has the capacity to handle over 17 million tonnes of both dry and liquid bulk, and handles over five percent of Canada’s offshore export goods. The terminals handle potash, metallurgical coal, bulk vegetable oils and fertilizers from Western Canada destined for markets around the world. Neptune Bulk Terminals is owned by Canpotex Bulk Terminals Limited, a Canpotex affiliate; Teck Resources Limited; and Bunge Canada.