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Ports Initiative

Technical Resources for Ports

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Assessments and Strategies

  • 2009 Port Emissions Inventory Guidance
    A technical guidance describing the methodologies used to prepare port-related emissions inventories. EPA is currently updating this guidance. A Port Emissions Inventory Guidance Webinar(26 pp, 1.2 MB, December 2018, About PDF)  held on December 13, 2018 provided a background of the work leading to this update, approach and scope of the update, and anticipated updates by mobile source sector.
  • Shore Power Technology Assessment at U.S. Ports
    This assessment reviews the availability of shore power at ports, characterizes the technical and operational aspects of shore power systems, and presents a new methodology for estimating emission reductions from shore power systems for vessels docked and connected to shore power.
  • National Port Strategy Assessment
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    his national scale assessment examines current and future emissions in port areas; explores available strategies to reduce emissions from port-related vehicles; and provides an assessment tool for state and local governments, ports and port operators, Tribes, communities, and other stakeholders.
  • Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy
    This case history provides an overview of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy goals, progress toward meeting performance targets and outcomes that have reduced emissions and improved air quality in the Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, and Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.

Other Resources

  • EPA Partnership with Port Everglades
    This partnership seeks to develop baseline and future year emission inventories and to evaluate various effective technology and operational strategy scenarios for seaports.
  • Verified Technologies
    View EPA-verified technologies and retrofit technologies that save fuel and reduce emissions.