The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a bi-state agency that manages major transportation infrastructure in the New York- New Jersey metropolitan area. We are the first public transportation agency in the US to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, and subsequently set targets to reduce 35% of our direct emissions from 2006 levels by 2025 and 80% of all emissions related to our activity by 2050. Advancing the use of alternative fuels is a key part of our decarbonization strategy across all lines of business. At our marine ports, we have made the following efforts and commitments regarding alternative fuels:
In 2018, PANYNJ released the Port Master Plan. The plan establishes the Authority’s desire to be a leader in sustainability by driving down diesel emissions, incorporating the latest technologies to reduce or eliminate emissions, and to support alternative energy adoption. The plan calls for investigating opportunities to support on site bunkering of LNG (a transitional fuel to decarbonization) and continuing to adopt electric and low- energy facility operations.
Through the Clean Vessel Incentive (CVI) program, the Port offers financial incentives to vessel operators who make voluntary enhancements leading to improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and vessels equipped with onshore power connection capabilities.
The Port owns two ferry terminals for passenger service between NY and NJ. To better understand strategies to decarbonize the ferries, the Port released a Request for Information and received several responses from industry experts. The Port plans on including these strategies in the next iteration of the service contract to operate the ferry service.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey looks forward to continued progress on decarbonizing our maritime operations by partnering with global organizations such as WPCAP as well as our tenants, business partners and community.