2010 and Beyond
The Port of Seattle celebrated 100 years as a public port in 2011. This decade promises to be the port’s cleanest and greenest yet. Across-the-board environmental efforts continue and new programs are added to confirm this port as “The Green Gateway.” From cleanup along the Duwamish River and cleaner truck requirements at Seaport terminals, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the Sea-Tac Airport, the port is living up to its theme – “Where a Sustainable World is Headed.”
Sea-Tac receives an $18.3 million grant, the largest to date from the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) program. The grant will allow airplanes to hook into a separate air conditioning system, with a projected yearly savings of 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions and $10 million in fuel. Read more.
The At-Berth Clean Fuels program expands and now offers more ships the opportunity to burn cleaner fuels while loading and unloading in Seattle.
Green Fleet. The Port earns a national Green Fleet award for its use of biodiesel, CNG and hybrid vehicles, ranking it 20 out of 100 in a nationwide survey of federal, state and local vehicle fleets.
A record 223 cruise ships called on the port, with nearly one million passengers generating $425 million in business revenue.
The consolidated rental car facility receives its last rooftop support: a big event signaling completion is right around the corner.
The airport launches one of the most extensive off-aircraft recycling programs in the country.
Thanks to a port co-sponsored incentive of $5,000 or Blue Book value, 243 dirty trucks are taken off the road and nearly 4,000 trucks sign up for the Clean Truck Program.
March 14 marks the 100th anniversary of the Port District Act, signed by Washington State's Governor Marion E. Hay. The act authorizes any county in the state to create a port district.
Kids get a chance to win big money for their school.
King County school kids get a chance to win big bucks for their schools through a port video contest.