The Port of Tacoma on Tuesday, July 7, announced significant progress in the first year of a Northwest regional cooperative effort to reduce port-related diesel and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy Implementation Report outlines progress by the port and its regional partners, the ports of Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., to meet jointly established short- and long-term clean air goals for ships, cargo-handling equipment, rail, trucks and harbor craft.
The goals were adopted in early 2008 as part of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy. The implementation report calls out the early progress achieved by all three ports through their cooperative relationships with customers, tenants, and air and environmental regulatory agencies.
The Tacoma port announced the following first-year results:
The report also outlines efforts under way for 2009 and beyond.