Building Environmental Sustainability

The TradePort California system is designed as a
model for industrial environmental stewardship. Through its innovative platform and embrace of sustainable technologies, TradePort California will reduce fossil fuel use, criteria pollutants and GHG emissions, which are a key to advancing California’s ambitious environmental and climate goals as well as minimizing the disproportional negative environmental burdens on the San Joaquin Valley which exist today. The design proximity of logistics hub to shipper facility locations yields few vehicle miles travelled creates tremendous positive impacts for air quality, noise, community impact and traffic congestion.

The TradePort California Clean Energy Platform offers:

  • Systemwide platform to test, develop and deploy the latest clean propulsion technologies
  • Dedicated and scalable system infrastructure for electric and hydrogen truck and cargo handling equipment
  • Fleet of clean energy equipment and vehicles operating within the TradePort system
  • Eco-efficient cargo handling systems deployed throughout the system

Effective Community Engagement

TradePort California recognizes the critical importance that strong and effective community engagement strategies will have on project success. Environmental sustainability is not just about numbers, processes, and products, but also about people. It is imperative that all the affected communities have a understanding of the project and its solutions to decrease exposure to local pollution sources, reduce the possibility of serious injuries and fatalities on their local transportation systems, and increase economic equality by the creation of higher value jobs than are currently in the market.

The Goal

The goal of TradePort California is to conduct sincere, transparent and inclusive planning processes that ensures accountability, continuous communication, consistency, ethics, and integrity. With the use of innovative techniques and technologies, TradePort California will sustain interaction with communities, with an emphasis on traditionally under-represented communities to ensure that those voices are heard, considered, and taken into account. This work begins during the project planning period and will continue through ongoing operations. Special care will be taken to assure that there is equity in planning and operational decisions.