Strategies for Potential Emissions Reductions for Commercial Maritime Vessels at Ports

This project will research emission-reduction strategies and measures for commercial maritime vessels at ports and quantify their environmental benefits regarding emissions and fuel consumption. Using the Port of Houston as a case study, Phase 2 of the project will produce a baseline emissions inventory. Based on that inventory, Phase 2 of project will examine two potential actions the Port could consider: (1) Optimize ship traffic operations in the port area. (2) Adopt shore power and sustainable fuel sources and encourage innovative use of tugboats. The project will specifically pursue stakeholder engagement and technology transfer.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $60000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kruse, Jim

  • Start Date: 20240315
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01910489
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348331
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 29 2024 2:33PM