Arcosa Joins Green Marine

Arcosa Marine Products, a leading manufacturer of barges used to transport cargo on U.S. inland waterways, announced August 1 that it has joined Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.

Arcosa Marine Products manufactures dry cargo barges, including flat-deck and hopper barges for the transport of a range of products that include grain, coal and aggregates. The company also manufactures tank barges that carry petroleum, fertilizer, ethanol, chemicals and other liquid cargoes. Arcosa is also the largest U.S. manufacturer of fiberglass hopper barge covers and a leading winch and deck hardware solutions provider for the marine industry.

“Sustainable development is a fundamental value at Arcosa Marine,” said Bryson Person, Arcosa Marine Products’ vice president of operations.

David Bolduc, Green Marine’s president, said, “As the first shipyards in Tennessee and Missouri to join the program, Arcosa Marine Products is setting the example for the other shipyards in its region by benchmarking its environmental progress along with more than 70 other U.S. and Canadian terminals and shipyards.”

To complete Green Marine’s certification, both Arcosa shipyards—one in Ashland City, Tenn., and the other in Caruthersville, Mo.—will assess their environmental performance based on the program’s applicable indicators, which address air pollutants and greenhouse gases, spill prevention, waste management, community impacts and environmental leadership. The annual certification process is rigorous and transparent, with the performance of each participant independently verified every two years.