Port Everglades Awarded NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport & Seal for ESG Efforts

WESTON, CT – September 27th – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that Port Everglades is the latest recipient of its prestigious Maritime Sustainability Passport® (MSP) Certificate and Seal, recognizing their unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Port Everglades earned this status by successfully meeting the requirements of the program, thus qualifying for NAMEPA’s MSP Certificate and Seal.

NAMEPA’s MSP Program evaluates performance on NAMEPA’s six Transparency Pillars–Waste Management, GHG Emissions, Education, Technology, Social, and Governance. Port Everglades has showcased their dedication to the marine environment by demonstrating competency within each of these pillars. This significant achievement is a testament to Port Everglades’ proactive efforts to promote sustainability and responsible business practices in the maritime industry.

“We take our sustainability goals seriously and it’s an honor to have our initiatives recognized by NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport Program,” said Port Everglades CEO and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “This certificate affirms that our ESG-focused practices not only meet regulatory compliance but exceed the standards. We look forward to advancing our commitment to the environment in concert with the MSP Program.”

Port Everglades encompasses more than just ship operations. “Within a jurisdictional area of 2,190 acres, Port Everglades has office space, real estate, warehousing and a foreign-trade zone — in addition to more than 25,000 lineal feet of docks.”

And while the Port attracts major cruise lines, cargo and petroleum companies to Broward County, FL, other key ancillary industries, including security companies, import/export companies, food suppliers and steamship agents also benefit from the Port’s success. These Port businesses reinforce Broward County and Fort Lauderdale as a first-class business destination and major international center of commerce.

Port Everglades successfully passed NAMEPA’s MSP Program and qualified for the MSP Certificate & Seal, signifying they met or exceeded the program’s guidelines of best practices using ESG principles. Some of the program’s many benefits include increased efficiency, stakeholder visibility, and positive global impact.

The Maritime Sustainability Passport® (MSP) Program was developed by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and ESGplus LLC  as an innovative ESG assessment tool tailored specifically for the maritime industry. Launched in June 2020, the tool enables companies, associations, educators, and individuals in the industry to evaluate their adherence to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles.

In 2021, NAMEPA’s MSP Program was awarded the Green4Sea Initiative Award. The Green4Sea award is given to an organization that has sparked, realized, or significantly contributed to a specific initiative toward greener shipping. NAMEPA is extremely proud of its contribution to the maritime industry with its MSP Program being the first known standards program specifically structured for the Maritime Industry.

To learn more about NAMEPA’s MSP Program, visit our website or email ESG@nameapa.net  with any relevant questions. To protect the proprietary information of the qualifying companies, NAMEPA offers a non-disclosure agreement.


The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students, and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake, and river resources. Visit us at: www.namepa.net

Port Everglades is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County (Florida) government with operating revenues of approximately $152 million in Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is more than $33 billion. More than 216,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the port, including 9,584 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit www.PortEverglades.net

ESGPlus LLC is committed to enhancing corporate governance, managing commercial and operational risk, and social & environmental compliance for our clients. We work hard to ensure best practices are in action to make the client’s maritime supply chain safer and more resilient while adding to social license and social equity.

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