Marine Container Traffic in The Urban Context
WA, USA, February 8, 2012
of Port of Seattle. Photos by
Marine container terminals in dense
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
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
ID for the tour is required.
For more information, please contact
the Innovations in Urban
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