Workshop: Innovation in Urban Freight

February 6-7, 2012

Seattle, Washington, USA

Workshop Tour:

Managing Marine Container Traffic in The Urban Context

Seattle, WA, USA,  February 8, 2012     

Port of Seattle Port of Seattle port of seattle

Courtesy of Port of Seattle. Photos by Don Wilson 

Call for Participants

Marine container terminals in dense urban environments present particular challenges. Increasingly, communities located near container ports voice concerns about the environmental, health, social and community impacts of containers moved between their port and landside transportation networks. At the same time, gentrification pressures on surrounding industrial lands can threaten the synergistic relationship between the port and the businesses that support it, jeopardizing the port’s economic benefits to the community. Ports around the world have taken different approaches to managing these issues. For example, the Clean Trucks programs implemented at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach attempt to mitigate not only air quality, but also social and community impacts of port operations.

Come hear about how the Port of Seattle is addressing these challenges, and learn about the results of its efforts with regard to improving air quality, retaining industrial lands, reducing truck congestion, and other goals. This half-day workshop will provide an overview of how the Port of Seattle is managing urban freight traffic, and a facility tour.


Space will be limited, so attendees are asked to register as soon as possible. The workshop tour will take place on February 8 at the Port Headquarters at pier 69, the day after the Urban Freight workshop. It will begin at 8:30 am and be completed by noon. Participants are asked to dress casually. A picture ID for the tour is required.

For more information, please contact the Innovations in Urban Freight Workshop

Additional information about Port of Seattle:

Port of Seattle Clean Gateway Program

Port of Seattle Environmental News and Programs

Port of Seattle Regional Transportation

Port of Seattle Centennial Website

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