2024 EPA Clean Ports Grant Application

Accelerating Zero-Emission Technology Deployment at Puget Sound Ports

This application to the EPA Clean Ports Zero-Emission Technology Deployment Competition is led by the NWSA, with the home ports of Seattle and Tacoma as sub-applicants. The ports’ proposal prioritizes the top three sources of seaport-related pollution in our region – vessels, cargo-handling equipment (CHE), and drayage trucks – as well as community engagement programming and capacity. Specific initiatives include installing shore power infrastructure on three major cargo ship terminals, expanding the reach of existing shore power infrastructure at two cruise ship terminals, and installing shore power to serve smaller vessels operating in our region, including the North Pacific commercial fishing fleet; transitioning diesel-powered cargo-handling/non-road equipment on port terminals and properties to zero emission technologies; and incentivizing the deployment of zero-emission drayage trucks in the Puget Sound Region.

Zero Emission Shipping Terminal (ZEST) Plan for East Blair One Terminal

​​​​​​​The NWSA application to the Clean Ports Program Climate & Air Quality Planning track proposes to develop a Zero Emission Shipping Terminal (ZEST) Plan for its East Blair-1 Terminal – a busy breakbulk cargo facility that is expected to grow significantly in the next several years. Developed in partnership with Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL), our major commercial partner at EB-1 and a global leader in sustainable shipping, the ZEST Plan will include engineering design for a shore power installation at EB-1 as well as a plan for transitioning all 40 or so pieces of cargo-handling equipment at the terminal to ZE by 2050 or sooner. The ZEST Plan will serve as a model for other breakbulk cargo terminals at the NWSA and other ports in Washington State.

EPA Clean Ports Application Planning Track Supporting Documents