The Port of Vancouver has a vision to be the world’s most sustainable port.A key aspect of attaining that vision, is ensuring the use of sustainable low carbon marine fuels by vessels calling our port.To support the decarbonization transition, we have a growing number of initiatives including:
Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy, in partnership with the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and the Northwest Seaport Alliance, with a shared vision of phasing out port related emissions by 2050.
EcoAction vessel incentive program, offering reduced feeds to vessels that go beyond requirement to reduce air emissions and other environmental impacts.
International Collaboration on Ship Emission Reductions Initiative, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clean vessel incentive programs and environmental infrastructure world-wide.
Shore power at cruise and container terminals that allows vessels to turn off auxiliary engines while at berth and connect to the primarily hydro-based, low emission electricity grid.
LNG bunkering capacity expected to be available by 2022
Pilot projects to trial low carbon, sustainable marine fuels.
Participation in global collaborations to further support decarbonization, such as the Getting to Zero Coalition and the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition.