Project in Progress

The World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) is dedicated fighting against climate change by initiating programs at the ports that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Supported by the world’s leading marine ports' organization, the project ports and scroll ports are working together and implementing a wide range of actions to achieve these objectives.

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Cargo-handling Equipment

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Vessels arrive and depart ports around the clock, which mean equipment and machinery at these ports are always operating. Cargo handling equipment (CHE) at ports and rail yards generally includes yard tractors, cranes, forklifts, container handlers (e.g., top picks and side picks), and bulk handling equipment, such as tractors, loaders, dozers, excavators, and backhoes. Among these CHE types, yard tractors, container handlers, and forklifts are the most common types of equipment at ports and rail yards.

To reduce the amount of pollutants emitted from ports, ports are beginning to retrofit these equipment types with emissions control systems, replace older equipment with newer cleaner equipment, or use cleaner fuel technologies, such as electrification.


Project Port: Port of New York and New Jersey
Participating Ports: In progress
Presentations:
Hybrid Yard Hostlers - July 9-11, 2008
William Nurthen
General Manager, Program Support and Performance Management
Port of New York and New Jersey
Clean Terminal Equipment - Hybrid Yard Hostlers - Richard Larrabee
Richard Larrabee
Director of Port Commerce
Port of New York and New Jersey