Port Houston announced that it is joining forces with Shell in order to achieve its goals in sustainability, resilience and carbon reduction.
The agreement that the port and Shell came up with defines their intent to explore energy, mobility and decarbonization projects that could be used at Houston’s terminals. The agreement will also aid in coming up with new technology and infrastructure opportunities at port terminals that have the possibility of leading to a significant cut in emissions.
This year, Port Houston announced its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. In addition to the agreement with Shell, the port has finalized similar agreements to make progress on the 27 initiatives in its sustainability action plan.
In order to meet its goal, the port plans to upgrade technology, improve infrastructure and equipment, and utilize alternative fuels and clean energy sources.
Under the agreement between the port and Shell, the first project will be to conduct a study to find out the decarbonization potential at Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Bayport Container Terminal.