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Ports Initiative

Events Related to EPA Ports Initiative

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Reporting Calendar

Upcoming Events

The list of events below include presentations or activities related to the Ports Initiative.  EPA does not endorse events that are not organized by EPA. The events listed below are not intended to be a comprehensive listing of Ports Initiative related events.
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Event Start Date Event End Date Event Name  Location
January 24, 2021 January 28, 2021 Transportation Research Board, 100th Annual Meeting Washington, DC
March 15, 2021 March 17, 2021 Advancing the Marine Transportation System through Automation and Autonomous Technologies: Trends, Applications and Challenges Washington, DC
May 24, 2021 May 26, 2021 Green Transportation Summit & Expo (moved from April 13-15, 2020) Tacoma, WA

Highlighted Past Events

  • Draft Methodologies for Estimating Port-Related and Goods Movement Mobile Source Emission Inventories Webinar (PDF) (52 pp, 2 MB, February 2020, About PDF)
    This EPA hosted public webinar was held on February 25th and covered:
    • Background of the work leading to the update of the 2009 emissions inventory document;
    • Approach and scope of the update;
    • Updated methodologies by mobile source sector; and 
    • How to submit feedback on the draft document.
  • EPA and Port Everglades Partnership Public Release Webinar (August 2018)
    EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality hosted a webinar exploring EPA and Port Everglades Partnership: Emission Inventories and Reduction Strategies report. 
  • Talking Freight Seminar: Advancing Clean Air Projects at Ports and Goods Movement Facilities Through the CMAQ Program (June 2018)
    This webinar provided an overview of how the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program can help improve air quality around ports and other goods movement facilities including tips and lessons learned for potential project sponsors and beneficiaries. 
  • Talking Freight Seminar on EPA's Ports Initiative (June 2017)
    The Department of Transportation's Talking Freight Seminars are held monthly as part of a broader Freight Professional Development Program to help the freight and planning workforce meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow. The seminar on EPA's Ports Initivative included an overview of the program, recommendations from the Ports Initiative Workgroup under EPA's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, the port authority perspective on addressing air quality at ports, the Port Everglades emission inventory developed in partnership with EPA, and pilot projects and tools to promote community-port collaboration. 
  • National Port Strategy Assessment Webinars (PDF)(47 pp, 3.7 MB, 2016, About PDF)
    These webinars (held on 11/29/16 and 12/15/16) discussed the background and key findings from the National Port Strategy Assessment on Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports.
  • Port Stakeholder Summit: Advancing More Sustainable Ports (April 2014)
    The Summit served as a venue for port professionals, experts and stakeholders to address the many opportunities and challenges faced by our nation’s ports and neighboring communities.
  • A National Conversation on Ports (Webinars held in 2013 and 2014)
    These webinars were hosted by EPA to exchange views and develop a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities of ports and port communities among port stakeholders.