Ports’ Technology Advancement Program
The Ports are committed to encouraging the development of cutting-edge emission-reduction technologies. The Ports' Technology Advancement Program, aka TAP, provides funding, guidance, and staff support to test promising air technologies in a real-world port environment.
Our goal is to get successful technologies to the port market as quickly as possible. That’s why we work closely with technology developers, regulatory agencies, and our port industry partners to take these technologies from testing to commercialization and – ultimately – widespread adoption.
Clean Air Technologies Sought For Port Equipment
The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are offering seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. This year’s 2018 Call for Projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the potential to reduce emissions, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and greenhouse gases. Projects for vessels, trucks, trains, terminal equipment and harbor craft that warrant further consideration will be invited later to submit a full proposal. Concept papers are due Tuesday, May 22.
The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles have released a Technology Inquiry to obtain information about hybrid, near-zero and zero-emission cargo handling equipment technologies in preparation for grant opportunities anticipated over the 2016–2017 fiscal year. The Ports intend to apply for these grants as appropriate, working with technology manufacturers and terminal operators as partners. In order to identify potential technology partners, the Ports are collecting information about applicable technologies and the associated technology company experience. This information may also be used to connect interested terminal operators to technology companies for future demonstrations. The goal is for the Ports to maintain up-to-date information on potential demonstration partners so that as new grant funding programs are released the Ports will be able to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
Every year, the Ports report on their technology advancement progress through the TAP Annual Report.
- 2017 TAP Annual Report
- 2016 TAP Annual Report
- 2015 TAP Annual Report
- 2014 TAP Annual Report
- 2013 TAP Annual Report
- 2012 TAP Annual Report
- 2011 TAP Annual Report
- 2010 TAP Annual Report
- 2009 TAP Annual Report
- 2008 TAP Annual Report
- 2007 TAP Annual Report
Other Technology Programs
The Ports work closely with other technology advancement programs to leverage funds and to identify good partnership opportunities. Learn more about these other funding opportunities here.
South Coast Air Quality Management District Technology Advancement Office
Provides funding for technology demonstrations
Air Resources Board: Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
Provides funding for technology demonstrations and equipment