Infrastructure & Environment

Maritime Transport


Ships have a smaller carbon footprint and are more fuel efficient than other modes of transportation. Today millions of tons of cargo move through the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system, lessening roadway congestion and the associated environmental footprint.  




Incorporating sustainable practices at our port

The Port of Cleveland is committed to taking a leadership role in sustainable practices and seeks opportunities to incorporate green practices in its operations. It was a founding member of Green Marine, a bi-national initiative to strengthen maritime environmental performance through the voluntary adoption of best management practices. Program participants — port authorities, terminal operators, ship owners, and shipyards – improve their environmental record with concrete and measurable actions. The Port of Cleveland is a certified Green Marine participant and continues to look for opportunities to incorporate additional sustainable policies and practices in its operations and facilities development. Actions our Port and facility tenants have taken to improve our environmental performance include the following: Post no idling signs, use dust suppression measures when handling granular and powdery material, include environmental clauses in new leases and contracts.

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