ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association here announced yesterday that it will form a partnership with the Coalition for Responsible Transportation to expand efforts to reduce diesel emissions in and around U.S. ports.
The partnership will expand upon the CRT’s efforts and leverage the market power of large shippers to make further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Founded in 2007, CRT has been an advocate for the implementation of solutions to reduce port truck pollution without disrupting the flow of commerce. CRT members include national shippers, ocean carriers, drayage providers and equipment manufacturers.
“CRT’s leadership and innovative market-based approach to reducing diesel emissions has yielded impressive results at the ports of Southern California,” said Casey Chroust, RILA’s executive vice president for retail operations, in a statement. “Retailers are committed in improving air quality in and around ports, and their investment in equipment and pursuit of innovative practices are widely recognized. This partnership will allow retailers and the broader shipping community to collaborate to achieve shared goals.”
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