Integration of An Environmental Management System and Asset Management Approaches at the Port of New York and New Jersey

The expansion of international trade is creating a growing demand for adequate transportation capacity at ports and along intermodal corridors in the United States. Port Authorities are seeking to expand their infrastructure to meet this demand. However, environmental issues are becoming an increasing concern of the impacted public. To address the management of transportation-related environmental impact of increased freight movement, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Asset Management (AM) approaches are being combined. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has developed a comprehensive EMS program using the ISO 14001 benchmark as the standard. Now the EMS process is being applied to other Port Authority assets. The concept and framework of using the EMS Plan-Do-Check and Act procedure is being integrated with systematic AM economic and engineering approaches to evaluate the value and need to maintain, re-invest and manage specific terminal infrastructure and environmental assets. An example of activities around reducing business impacts and improving resource management of potable water at public berths is given.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2766
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:28PM