Sustainability

Dredging: Striking a Balance

Ports are taking ownership of their dredging projects and making sure they are not only beneficial to the shipping industry but are also only minimally invasive to the surrounding wildlife and environment.

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You’re Not Alone! Building Your Sustainability Team

Because ecosystem challenges, especially in supply chains, often cross jurisdictions, no single organization can make the type of systemic changes necessary to reduce economic, societal and environmental stressors. The best approach to sustainability may be to develop partnerships.

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Giving the Green Light to Sustainability Goals

As sustainability assumes a more prominent place in just about every port’s vision of its future, master planning and other strategic planning efforts increasingly are ensuring infrastructure proposals are closely aligned with ports’ sustainability needs.

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Standout Ports

Feature By Shaneen Calvo ISTOCK.COM/CONCEPTUALMOTION When it comes to Western Hemisphere ports, there are some that really stand out. They are the best survivors, the most innovative, the best at adapting, the tightest with their community, the bravest when it comes to incorporating cutting edge ideas, the most successful when trying new things, and the list goes on! While every ...

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Topping the Power Trip

Feature New Energy Opportunities at Ports Are Driving Decarbonization Initiatives By Lori Musser ISTOCK.COM/ROMOLOTAVANI Industries everywhere are decarbonizing. Seaports are no exception; they are driving decarbonization initiatives of every shape and size. Ports are transitioning to cleaner fuels for cranes, equipment, fleets and general port operations. Some even block access for trucks that pollute. Some are building new energy bunkering ...

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Partnerships Make Green Investments a Reality for Seattle/Tacoma Ports

From The Front Lines By John Wolfe, The Northwest Seaport Alliance The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is an innovative marine cargo partnership of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma. Since our inception, we’ve learned that working together creates greater opportunity and outcomes for our ports and the communities we serve. Our maritime industry works together to keep global ...

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PortVision50 Seeks Port Candidates for GHG Reduction Dashboard

PortVision50 is a U.S. based non-profit dedicated to assisting ports and maritime stakeholders learn more about the solutions available to ships to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) goals. AAPA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PortVision50 to support these efforts. PortVision50 is in the midst of creating a dashboard to help North American ...

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The Dredging Scoop

Routine, yet never repetitive, dredging operations challenge ports and encourage them to work together, communicate, plan and persevere. Photo courtesy of Jim Jagar, Port of Alaska By Sandy Smith At the Port of Alaska, dredging is an annual occurrence. Under a contract funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, more than 1 million cubic yards of material is removed ...

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Taking a Proactive Stance in Protecting the Environment

By Tom Gresham When it comes to sustainability efforts, ports often find themselves in the spotlight due to their intimate relationship to the environment and their local communities. As Jonathan Daniels, CEO at Port Everglades, put it, “All eyes are on us on this.” Unsurprisingly, many ports view doing only what is required of them as an insufficient approach to ...

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Taking Steps Toward a Sustainable Footprint

Sustainability is the way of the future, but it is also a reality of the now. From fuel options to water standards to air quality, ports and their tenants and partners are making big strides on figuring out the best ways to achieve a more sustainable footprint.

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