Air quality challenges and strategies for ports

Air quality challenges and strategies for ports
Air quality challenges and strategies for ports

In light of the Clean Air Strategy published by the UK Government on 14th January which includes a request for major English ports to develop their own port air quality strategies by the end of 2019, this webinar provided advice and guidance as to the technical inputs needed to develop a strategy, including discussion on the various port emission sources to be considered.

Ricardo drew on its experience in developing emission inventories, conducting air quality dispersion modelling and evaluating and modelling future mitigation measures for the Port of Southampton; and air quality monitoring undertaken at London Gateway.

Guest speaker, Tanya Ferry, from the Port of London Authority – gave a talk on how the Port of London Authority is working to promote sustainable port operation and improve stakeholders understanding of the contributions to the environment by the port industry.
The webinar was intended to help port operators to understand:

  • the steps that are likely needed for them to understand their background evidence,
  • identify the key sources,
  • and develop their air quality strategies.

The webinar may also be of interest to:

  • local authorities with ports within their jurisdictions to understand the possible contributions of ports to local air quality.
  • Port users such as vessel operators whose operations impact on port air quality.


  • Tim Scarbrough, Associate Director - Policy, Strategy & Economics, Ricardo
  • Guy Hitchcock, Technical Director - Low Emission Strategies Knowledge Leader, Ricardo
  • Tanya Ferry, Environment Manager, Port of London Authority

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