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Ports Initiative

Technical Resources for Ports

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Assessments and Strategies

  • Port Emissions Inventory Guidance: Methodologies for Estimating Port-Related and Goods Movement Mobile Source Emissions
    This guidance describes the latest, state-of-the-science methodologies for preparing port-related emissions inventory for the following mobile source sectors: ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, recreational marine, cargo handling equipment, onroad vehicles, and rail. This guidance may be used for regulatory, voluntary, and research purposes.
  • 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
    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.