What is Port Metro Vancouver doing to help reduce air emissions from general port activities?
PMV has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce air emissions from port operations, including emissions from ocean-going vessels, such as: • On April 1, 2007, PMV launched the Differentiated Harbour Dues Program that provides incentives and recognition for vessels using cleaner, lower fuels and/or emission reduction technologies when calling on the Port of Vancouver. • The Deltaport Third Berth Project will include shore power infrastructure provisions that will allow for future installation of ship-to-shore power with minimum disruption to terminal operation. • Through the Truck Licensing System (TLS), PMV is committed to developing safer, cleaner, more sustainable container truck fleets to service the Port’s container trucking facilities. In January 2008, no container truck older than 1989 can access port property unless they meet new emission standards. By January 2009, this standard will increase to no container truck older than 1994. The TLS also includes mandatory opacity, i