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New Orleans Port COO Elected to Green Marine Board of Directors at Annual Conference

Port of New Orleans Chief Operating Officer Brandy Christian was elected to the Green Marine Board of Directors during the environmental certification organization’s recently concluded annual conference in Québec City.

"Brandy Christian’s nomination shows a high-level of commitment to sustainability from the Port of New Orleans," said Green Marine Executive Director David Bolduc. "We are pleased to have an administrator with her level of expertise sitting on our board. We hope that her involvement with our organization is a sign of increased commitment from the Gulf of Mexico maritime industry."

The port earned its first environmental certification with Green Marine in May 2015.

"I am proud of the port’s involvement with Green Marine and excited to be a part of its leadership," said Ms. Christian. "The growth of the port and maritime industry is exciting; however, we want to do so in an environmentally friendly way. As a port, we want to be a leader not only within our jurisdictional boundaries, but throughout North America."

The other Green Marine board members are: Terrence Bowles, president and CEO, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.; Stephen Edwards, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.; William D. Friedman, president and CEO of Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority; Paul Gourdeau, president of Federal Marine Terminals; Don Krusel, president and CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority; Allister Paterson, president, Canada Steamship Lines; Jim Quinn, president and CEO, Port Saint John; and Ron Tursi, president of TBS Ship Management.

The port will host a Green Marine seminar October 27 immediately following the AAPA Annual Convention in New Orleans. The seminar aims to educate the maritime industry in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast on innovative efforts of ports, terminal operators and vessel owners to operate in a more sustainable manner.

Brandy Christian
Photo/Port of New Orleans


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