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Nominations Now Open for Third Annual WorkBoat Environmental Awards, Recognizing Innovation, Leadership and Commitment in the Maritime Industry; Awards to be Presented at International WorkBoat Show

Nominations are being accepted for the Third Annual WorkBoat Environmental Awards, which recognize businesses and government agencies operating in the U.S. maritime industry that have successfully incorporated environmentally sustainable practices.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 15, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Third Annual WorkBoat Environmental Awards, which annually recognize outstanding innovation, leadership and commitment in environmental stewardship, is now accepting nominations from businesses and government agencies operating in the United States maritime industry.

"The maritime industry has made a tremendous commitment to innovative technology and environmental stewardship," commented Bruce Buls, WorkBoat magazine technical editor. "The Awards are an outstanding way to showcase leading maritime businesses and government agencies and the incredible variety of innovative environmental practices in the industry."

The 2010 awards will be presented during the 31st International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest maritime trade show and conference, which will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from December 1 through December 3. The awards are presented by WorkBoat magazine.

The application deadline for the 2010 awards is Wednesday, September 22. Details and the application are available at

This year, the WorkBoat Environmental Awards will be presented in two categories:

Comprehensive Environmental Management Plan -- designed to showcase a wide-ranging, all-inclusive environmental program that is part of the company-wide culture and goes well beyond State and Federal mandates.

Outstanding Environmental Initiative - designed to showcase a specific initiative, process and/or project that has a beginning and an end.

To be eligible for the awards, businesses and government agencies must be operating in the U.S. maritime market. A committee comprised of industry, environmental, regulatory and media representatives will review applications and select the award recipients based on the following criteria:

1) Successful efforts to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into the organization's operations;

2) Innovation, leadership and/or commitment towards environmental stewardship; and,

3) Company is in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations and requirements.

The WorkBoat Environmental Award is for initiatives that are over and above regulatory compliance.

All applications, supporting material and fees must be received by Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Send applications and fee to: Diversified Communications, Attn: WorkBoat Environmental Award, c/o Lisa Keller, 121 Free Street, PO Box 7437, Portland, ME 04112-7437. Applications may also be submitted by email to Lisa Keller at [email protected].

Finalists will be announced in November on, and in press releases. The awards will be presented during the 5th Annual Shipyard Day on Wednesday, December 1, at the Morial Center. Award recipients will receive a plaque, recognition in the January issue of WorkBoat magazine, the WorkBoat Show Daily, and publicity on, the e-newsletter, and press releases. Case studies from all nominated businesses or government agencies will be included in the awards program at the ceremony.

2009 Award Winners
Comprehensive Environmental Management Plan
First Place: Foss Maritime Company
Second Place: Crowley Maritime Corporation
Third Place: Harley Marine Services

Outstanding Environmental Initiative
First Place: Alcatraz Cruises, LLC
Second Place: Foss Maritime Company
Third Place: McGinnis, Inc.

2008 Award Winners
First Place: RiverQuest
Honorable Mentions: Port of Seattle, Crowley Maritime Services and Yankee Roamer

"These sustainability practices yield bottom-line results and tremendous overall benefits to our communities," commented Buls, who also serves as a judge for the awards.

Buls was pleased to announce that "WorkBoat is launching a Green Product Program. Together, in association with the WorkBoat Environmental Award, these programs are designed to emphasize the importance of environmental stewardship and pass along the knowledge, ideas and products that allow more businesses to incorporate 'green' into their business model," Buls said.

To present your green product to thousands of buyers through the NEW WorkBoat Green Product, businesses can find an application to participate at The deadline to enroll is October 15, 2010.

For further information on both of these programs, please contact: Lisa Keller, IWBS, 207-842-5624, [email protected].

Information Links:
WorkBoat Environmental Award contact: Lisa Keller, Diversified Business Communications, [email protected]

WorkBoat Green Product Program contact: Lisa Keller, Diversified Business Communications, [email protected]

The International WorkBoat Show website:

Online Registration:

Travel Information:

International WorkBoat Show
The International WorkBoat Show is North America's largest maritime trade show and conference. For 31 years, the WorkBoat Show has proven to be the premier marketplace for businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters. To attend the show, pre-register online at or call 800-454-3007. Pre-registration for the exhibit hall is free, onsite price is $50. To exhibit call Chris Dimmerling at 207-842-5666.

The International WorkBoat show is produced by Diversified Business Communications.

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