Ports serve as a hub for freight movement into and out of the United States (U.S.), and often face air quality issues due to the emissions from marine engines, freight trucks, drayage trucks, and cargo handling equipment. This has occupational health implications for truck drivers and others working in these areas. At the same time, ports are often at the forefront of emissions reduction strategies and can be one of the early beneficiaries of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies. The objectives of the study are two-fold: (1) to assess the level of concentration and exposure to pollutant emissions at selected major ports; and (2) to evaluate the potential reduction of exposure as a co-benefit to greenhouse gases (GHG) reductions that can come from using alternative fuel and powertrain technologies for trucking operations at the ports.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Michael Rodgers*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Final Report – coming soon!
CARTEEH Focus Area
Emissions and Energy Estimation
Exposure and Health Impacts
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332