T-6 Gate Automation
When it comes to tackling the serious issue of global climate change, the clearest, most undisputed tactic for reducing greenhouse gases is to cut fossil fuel consumption. At the Port, that means looking for ways to reduce the amount of fuel used in marine and aviation operations. One solution: reduce the amount of time engines spend idling.
At marine Terminal 6, cargo-carrying trucks waiting to be processed could line up 20-deep. A multimillion dollar optical card reader reduces engine idling by processing up to three trucks per minute. This speedier entry into T-6 not only reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, but it also reduces the amount of all air emissions, including particulate matter and hazardous air pollutants, and it saves money.
Finding strategies for reducing emissions we control, and influencing emissions outside of our control, can add up to tangible reductions and improved air quality in our airshed.
David Breen, Port Air Quality Manager, 503.240.6811