The funding supports the retrofit or replacement of 38 off-highway trucks, cranes and forklifts at the Port of Seattle, accounting for approximately 10% of its fleet. At the Port of Tacoma, 50–60 terminal tractors, cranes, off-highway trucks and general industrial equipment will be retrofitted, about 14% of the fleet. All the replaced and retrofitted equipment will use ultra-low-sulphur diesel.
“Reducing pollution from diesel engines working in our communities is one of the highest priorities for our agency. Through our Diesel Solutions programme we have now cleaned up over 5,000 diesel engines in the region. Partnerships with the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, US EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology have been key to that success,” said Dennis McLerran, executive director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. â€¨