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Clean Energy Platform

The I-40 TradePort Corridor is being developed over a clean energy infrastructure platform which supports both public and corporate larger goals for a decarbonized economy. Through its innovative platform and embrace of sustainable technologies, the I-40 Corridor will reduce fossil fuel use, criteria pollutants and GHG emissions, which are a key to minimizing the disproportional negative environmental burdens that exist today on the cities that border I-40.

This corridor is the western most section of I-40 which is the fastest growing transcontinental cargo corridor in the US and will provide a templet for an organized transcontinental structure to accelerate the deployment of strategic clean energy infrastructure as well as support far higher goods movement efficiency than exists today.

This Corridor will be both a large-scale development and a real-life deployment system for electric and hydrogen infrastructure and will provide:

  • A platform to test, develop and deploy the latest clean propulsion technologies
  • A dedicated and scalable system infrastructure for electric and hydrogen truck and cargo handling equipment
  • A fleet of clean energy equipment and vehicles operating within the I-40 TradePort Corridor
  • An eco-efficient cargo handling system deployed throughout the I-40 TradePort Corridor

High-Efficiency Platform

The integration of cargo management systems and automated cargo handing technology throughout the I-40 Corridor will deliver a spectrum of efficiency and reliability benefits to shippers that will be broadly focused on improving cargo velocity efficiency, reducing shipping costs, creating modal and carrier choice, and supporting the connection between logistics service, distribution, and production locations.

These automated handling solutions will be greener, and most importantly, eco-efficient – meaning they will enable operations that are more sustainable without sacrificing productivity or efficiency.

Currently, over $550B in cargo from Asia, over 40%, transits through the massive Southern California seaports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The smooth movement of cargo through this seaport complex and to and from onward domestic destinations via key cargo routes is critical and any risks to that cargo movement can threaten the competitiveness and national security of the United States.

Development of data tracking systems across a dedicated high-capacity TradePort data network will create significant advantages in knowing where the cargo is to and from the seaports, to the TradePort hubs and where the cargo is within the hub and its last mile destination. This data network will also create efficiencies in the deployment of equipment across the I-40 TradePort Corridor.

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