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Ports Initiative

EPA Ports Initiative Newsroom

This Ports Initiative Newsroom provides news and information of interest related to the Ports Initiative activities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive news source of all ports or near-ports related information.

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Year Date News Headline
2021 January 12 Total Terminals International, LLC (TTI) to Receive Six Hybrid Diesel-Battery Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes
2021 January 11 Port of Hueneme Takes Delivery of Tier 4 Hybrid Mobile Harbor Cranes
2020 December 22 Matson Honolulu Terminal Takes Delivery of Tier 3 Con-Ro Vessel With Duel-Fuel Engines
2020 December 17
2020 December 15
2020 December 7 Port of Pensacola Joins Green Marine's Ranks
2020 November 5 EPA Awards $1.24 Million Grant to Port NOLA's Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program
2020 October 21 Port of Los Angeles Receives $9.9 Million Infrastructure Development Grant
2020 October 19 Port Secures Federal Transportation Grant to Expand Rail Capacity
2020 October 16 North Carolina Ports Awarded $16 Million Grant for Infrastructure Improvements
2020 July 1

NWSA Clean Truck Program Earns International Recognition

2020 June 19 Several Ports, Railroads, a Cargo Handling Equipment Manufacturer, and a Ocean Vessel Carrier Make Inbound Logistics 75 Green Supply Chain Partners List
2020 June 18 Virtual GreenTech: Minimizing Carbon at Ports & Terminals
2020 June 15 U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $9.5 Million in Grants for America's Marine Highways
2020 June 10 Hybrid-Electric American Ferries
2020 May CMAQ Application Deadline Extended to August 21, 2020
2020 May 20 Greater Terminal Efficiency in Florida
2020 May 3 E-RTGs Cut Emissions at US Terminal
2020 April 14 US $14.5M Grant for Rail Project
2020 March 19 Hapag-Lloyd: Sustainability Report 2019
2020 March 17 Port of Louisiana Receives Grant Funding for Port Efficiency Improvements
2020 March 16 Port of Hueneme Shows How to Make Going Green Sustainable
2020 March 13 Shore Power Arrives at South Louisiana's Port Fourchon
2020 March 12 Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Approve Container Fee to Spur Clean Truck Usage
2020 March 11 Ports of LA, Long Beach Win Federal Grants for Rail Infrastructure Projects
2020 February 25 Port of Long Beach Zero Emissions Yard Equipment Enters Service
2020 February 18 BUILD Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity, Deadline for Applications May 18, 2020
2020 February 11 Port of Seattle Creates First-ever Equity Department for a U.S. Port Authority
2020 February 11 Canaveral Pilots Planning to Build Electric Pilot Boat
2020 February 10 CMA CGM Teams Up with Energy Observer to Develop Hydrogen as a Fuel
2020 February CALSTART's Drive to Zero Program Launches First-of-Its-Kind, Online Tool Highlighting Zero-emission Commercial Vehicle Offerings
2020 February Albany, New York South End Near-Port Neighborhood Air Quality Initiative
2020 January 8 Port of Baltimore Nets $1.8 Million Grant to Reduce Emissions
2020 January 6

South Carolina Port Authority to Deploy 25 Battery-Hybrid Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes

2019 December 10

Port of Seattle Expands Equity Program in the Duwamish Valley

2019 October 29

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Now Have Over 100 RNG Trucks Operating at Ports

2019 October

Port of San Diego Receives 2019 AAPA Environmental Improvement Award for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases and Criteria Pollutants

2019 October 4 Port of Long Beach Demonstrates Hydrogen and Electric-Powered Cargo Handling Equipment
2019 October 2

Port of Los Angeles Unveils Zero-Emissions Top Handlers

2019 August 12 Port of New York and New Jersey Touts First Zero-Emission Drayage Truck
2019 August 7

Port of Long Beach On-Dock Rail Project to Eliminate Thousands of Truck Trips

2019 September 5

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Take Delivery of 40 Class 8 CNG/LNG Trucks

2019 July 19

Northwest Seaport Alliance Earns Environmental Recognition from Inbound Logistics magazine


July 10 Diesel-Electric Hybrid Crane Received by Port of Hueneme for Moving Containers
2019 July 8 Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Use Battery-Electric Volvo Trucks for Drayage
2019 July 2 Port of Oakland Tenant Says Hybrid RTG's Creates Big Cuts in Particulate Matter and GHG Emissions
2019 June 21 NJTPA Creates Goods Movement Strategies for Communities Tool
2019 June 19 Queen City Express Freight Rail from Port of Wilmington, NC to Charlotte to Reduce Air Pollution, Traffic and Road Damage from Trucks
2019 June 17 Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Completes Express Rail Facility Improving Air Quality and Capacity, and Reducing Highway Congestion
2019 June 13 San Francisco E-Ferry to be Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cell
2019 May 28 Low-Emission Terminal Tractors Ordered for Port of Wilmington, DE
2019 May 23 Port of Oakland Releases Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
2019 May 8 Port of Seattle Hires First Senior Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
2019 April 25 Ports of Oakland and Long Beach Contract for All-Electric Drivetrains for Terminal Tractors
2019 April 24 Port of Seattle Adopts Workplan to Evaluate Electrification for Shore Power at Three Terminals 
2019 April 22 Port of Los Angeles Unveils Fuel Cell Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks Taking a Leap Forward Toward Zero-Emission Trucking
2019 April 9 Georgia Ports Authority Orders 20 Diesel-Electric RTG Cranes
2019 April 1 Port of New Orleans Receives National Clean Diesel Grant for Eco-Locomotive
2019 March Report Released on Enhancing Accessibility and Usability of AIS Data 
2019 March 27 PhilaPort Receives Second Wave of Super Post-Panamax Electric Cranes
2019 March 26 Port of Oakland Converting Diesel Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes to Hybrid Diesel-Electric
2019 March 21 Port of Wilmington Orders All-Electric Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes
2019 March 7 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Trial for Ports of Los Angeles and San Diego
2019 February 21 EPA Awards Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions at the Alabama State Port Authority in Mobile 
2019 February 20 National DERA Grant Application Deadline Extended
2019 February 13 PortMiami Terminal Makes Emissions History
2019 February 6 EPA to Provide $2M in Grants to Replace Older Trucks at PANYNJ
2019 January 29 Webinars Rescheduled - DERA National Grants
2019 January 22 Port of Oakland Reports More Ships Than Ever Plugging Into the Grid
2019 January 18 South Carolina Improves Its Eco Rating
2019 January 14 Port of New York New Jersey Plans First U.S. Electric Straddle Carrier Testing
2019 January 11 Seattle Expands Its Shore Power
2019 January 7 Port of Baltimore Receives 2.4 Million From EPA to Help Promote Clean Air
2018 December Public Invited to Weigh-In on Clean Truck Assessment for Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach by January 23
2018 November 27 Port of Seattle Capital Investment Plan Aims to Reduce Air Emissions and Make Investments in the Region
2018 November 21 Long Beach Rail Project Nets $14 Million Grant
2018 November 20 Oakland Sees Second Trucker Turn to All-Electric Rig
2018 November 9 Port of Hueneme Awarded $3M for Zero Emissions Project
2018 November 1 PANYNJ Delivers Clean Port Agenda
2018 October 30 Electric Tractor to Pilot at Long Beach
2018 October 22 Fuel Cells to Power LA Trucks
2018 October 22 Clean Trucks Program Drives Toward Zero Emissions
2018 August 23 Port of Los Angeles Sets New Record for Cutting NOx Emissions 
2018 August 21 Port of Long Beach Green-Lights Toyota Fuel-cell Power Plant and Hydrogen Fueling Station
2018 August 6 Long Beach Container Terminal Build Enters Final Phase
2018 July 23 Webinar August 1: EPA and Port Everglades Partnership Report and Findings
2018 July 18 Port of Oakland Committed to Eliminating Emissions
2018 July 5 Port of Oakland to Retrofit Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes with Hybrid Technology
2018 June 20 PhilaPort awarded $25.5 Million INFRA Grant for Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Capacity & Warehouse Relocation Project 
2018 June 5 EPA Announces $2 Million Grant Competition for Tribes to Help Clean Up Diesel Engines
2018 June 4 US DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in Grant Funding for Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD, formerly TIGER) - Proposals Due July 19) 
2018 June 1 EPA, Port Everglades Report Shines Light on New Methods for Analyzing Potential Air Pollution Reductions 
2018 May 30 Webinar - Advancing Clean Air Projects at Ports and Goods Movement Facilities through the CMAQ Program
2018 May 22 $187 Million Committed to Port of Oakland Truck Logistics to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Environmental and Neighborhood Impacts
2018 May Best Practices for Truck Parking Coordination: Federal Highway Administration Webinar 
2018 April 17 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Offer Seed Money for New Goods Movement Technologies 
2018 April 12 San Francisco Bay Area to Become First U.S. Region to Use Renewable Diesel Ferries
2018 April 12 Port of New Orleans Receives Environmental Leadership Award
2018 April 10 Port of Seattle Awards $175,000 for Port-Community Engagement
2018 April 4 Port of Long Beach Begins Pilot Program to Reduce Emissions From Gantry Cranes and Yard Tractors
2018 March 28 Georgia Ports Break Ground for Mega On-Dock Rail Project 
2018 March 22 Puget Sound Air Emissions Inventory Shows Reduced Maritime-Related Air Emissions
2018 March 1 Port of Virginia Launches Truck Reservation System 
2018 February 28 Electric Truck Being Tested at Port of Oakland 
2018 January 3 EPA Provides $650K for Diesel Reductions from Seattle-area Vessels
2018 January 3 EPA Provides Over $1 Million for Diesel Reductions from Portland-area Trucks and Equipment 
2018 January Request for Proposals Due February 16 for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Funding
2017 December 19 EPA Awards $386,105 Grant to Install Tier 3 Marine Engines in Block Island Ferry 
2017 November 2 San Pedro Bay ports Clean Air Action Plan approved
2017 October 4 Port of Virginia wins $1.5M grant for truck reservation system
2017 August 4 New battery-powered drayage truck to be tested at Oakland port
2017 June 12 Los Angeles and Long Beach Announce Zero Emissions Goals for San Pedro Bay Ports
2017 May 23 Port Everglades completes Baseline Air Emissions Inventory
2017 March 24 Overview of Clean Diesel grants awarded for ports projects 2008-2016
2017 March 23 L.A. Port Trucking Firm Using Cummins' Ultra-Low Emissions Natural Gas Engines
2017 March 23 Shore Power Technology Assessment released
2017 January 27 Draft Ports Primer for Communities webpages launched 
2017 January 4 $1.6M in 2016 DERA Grants awarded for ports projects by Connecticut Maritime Foundation and Massachusetts Port Authority
2017 January Port Planning and Investment Toolkit developed by Maritime Administration and AAPA
2016 December 15 National Port Strategy Assessment Webinars Held
2016 December 12 EPA Awards $2.8M to Ports in the Pacific Southwest (South Coast Air Quality Management District, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles)
2016 November 4 NE Diesel Collaborative Hosts - Clean Corridors Meeting (PDF)(6 pp, 574 K, About PDF)
2016 October 20 $978K Clean Diesel Grant Awarded to Port of Baltimore
2016 September 26 Air Pollution at Our Nation's Ports Can be Reduced Now
2016 September 22 EPA Releases National Assessment of Strategies to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports
2016 September 7 Final Ports Initiative Workgroup Report: Recommendations for the U.S. EPA 
2016 August 19 Green Awards for MOL from LA, Long Beach Ports
2016 August 18 Announcing Selection of Capacity Building Pilot Project Locations
2016 August 16 Information for Beneficiaries to the VW Mitigation Trust Agreement 
2016 August 16 EPA & DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas & Fuel Efficiency Standards Heavy-Duty Trucks
2016 June 29 Georgia Ports Authority Wins Clean Air Technology Award 
2016 June 29 EPA's Partnership Agreement with Broward County's Port Everglades
2016 June 29 Port Everglades Partners with EPA to Study Air Emissions 
2014 April 9 How Green Is Your Port?
2014 April 9 EPA Awards $4.2 Million for Six Clean Diesel Port Projects
2014 April 8 EPA launches effort to promote sustainability, emissions cuts at ports
2014 April 8 EPA holds first sustainable ports summit in Baltimore (YouTube)
2014 April 8 U.S. Port Officials, Environmentalists, Industry & Top EPA Officials Meet In Baltimore to Advance More Sustainable Ports Agenda
2014 April 8 EPA to Work with Ports to Improve Environmental Performance