Seattle Port Commission President Bill Bryant Named
Maritime Elected Official of the Year
Holland America Line wins Marine Environmental Business of the Year Award
SEATTLE - Port of Seattle Commission President Bill Bryant is the 2010 Maritime Elected Official of the Year. The award was announced at today's Maritime Festival luncheon, an annual event celebrating the region's working waterfront. The selection committee noted Bryant's commitment to environmental projects as well as his ongoing leadership in major transportation projects in and around port facilities.
"Over 70,000 jobs depend on a transportation system that serves Seattle's working waterfront," Bryant said when accepting the award. "We cannot take those jobs for granted - they depend on expanding capacity on area roads like Nickerson and Mercer, and they depend on digging the deep-bore tunnel."
In the same program, Holland America Line won the 2010 Marine Environmental Business of the Year Award. In 2009, the three Holland America Line ships based at the Port of Seattle eliminated nearly 2,615 tons of diesel engine emissions annually through a combination of fuel conservation and shore power use. Along with air pollution reduction, Holland America Line did not discharge waste water into Puget Sound during the 2009 Alaska cruise season