T-6 Gate Automation
Reducing the amount of vehicles needlessly idling is a key area of focus for cutting emissions at Port of Portland facilities. At marine Terminal 6, it was not unusual for up to 20 cargo trucks to wait in line to be processed so they could drop off or retrieve cargo containers. We installed a sophisticated optical card reader at the terminal gates, allowing up to three trucks per minute to be processed. The speedier entry into T-6 reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, particulate matter and hazardous air pollutants, and it cuts fuel costs for cargo haulers.
David Breen, Port Air Quality Manager, 503.240.6811