Northwest Ports Grants for Environmental Program

Friday, January 30, 2009

The ports of Tacoma and Seattle, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a combined match of $318k in additional funding for the Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Ports Cargo-Handling Equipment Replacement and Retrofit Program. This comes on top of $850k from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for this new initiative that combines environmental stewardship efforts of several agencies.

The funding supports the retrofit or replacement of 38 off-highway trucks, cranes and forklifts at the Port of Seattle, which is approximately 10 percent of its fleet. At the Port of Tacoma, 50 to 60 terminal tractors, cranes, off-highway trucks and general industrial equipment will be retrofitted. That’s about 14 percent of its fleet. All the replaced and retrofitted equipment will use ultra-low sulfur diesel.
 
"Reducing pollution from diesel engines working in our communities is one of the highest priorities for our agency. Public health experts have recently concluded that people live longer lives when their exposure to fine particles (soot) is reduced," said Dennis McLerran, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
 
"We look forward to implementing this and more diesel emission reduction projects with partners in the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy. Through our Diesel Solutions program we have now cleaned up over 5,000 diesel engines in the region. Partnerships with the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, U.S. EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology have been key to that success," McLerran said.
 
The EPA grant of $850k is matched with $118k from the PSCAA and $200k from the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The project will substantially reduce diesel particulate matter through a combination of off-highway truck replacements and cargo-handling equipment retrofits. It will also further goals outlined in the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy.
 
The strategy is a collaborative effort between the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma and Port Metro Vancouver (British Columbia) to reduce seaport-related air emissions in the region. It establishes short- and long-term performance measures to reduce emissions from cargo-handling equipment, rail, ocean-going vessels and trucks.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

APM Terminals Bahrain Push for Safety, IT systems

Hidd, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain - APM Terminals Bahrain, operators of Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), has recently made significant advances in Safety performance

DP World to Manage Somaliland Port for 30 Years

DP World has reached an agreement to manage the Berbera port in Somaliland, which would allow it to become a major hub for goods to transit to and from the Horn of Africa,

Abu Dhabi Ports Try to Lure Chinese Businessmen

Abu Dhabi Ports - the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate - presented the integrated offerings of Khalifa

Environmental

US Navy Updated Zika Virus Infection Guidance

Navy Medicine released updated Zika Virus Infection guidance in NAVADMIN 121/16, May 26, communicating current information, travel precautions, and risk reduction

Seaspan Acquires Eighth 14000 TEU Vessel

Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Width. The new containership, which was constructed at CSBC Corporation,

GloMEEP Project Forges Ahead with Train-the-Trainer Workshop

A global Train-the-Trainer workshop on energy efficiency has been delivered in China (23-27 May), preparing the personnel needed to cascade knowledge on energy

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0766 sec (13 req/sec)