ms Zaandam and ms Amsterdam at the Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle presented Holland America Line with its seventh consecutive Green Gateway Award.

The Port of Seattle presents the Green Gateway Awards annually to cruise and commercial lines that call at the port and whose environmental efforts are deemed worthy of recognition, according to a news release.

Port of Seattle cited Holland America Line’s environmental stewardship initiatives that exceed regulations and industry standards, including the use of shore power while at Port of Seattle; biodegradable cleaners wherever possible; and electronic log books for environmental entries onboard that improves data quality, analysis and efficiency. 

“Environmental stewardship is a priority at Holland America Line, and it’s an honor for the Port of Seattle to recognize our efforts for the seventh consecutive year,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “We are dedicated to responsibly sailing the world’s oceans and continuing to implement new initiatives and seek new ways to be environmental innovators.” 

In previous years Holland America Line received the Green Gateway Award for its use of shore power, installation of IPCO Power Fuel Treatment systems, comprehensive practices to reduce emissions and its commitment to protecting the environment.