Ports are under increasing pressure to mitigate environmental impacts, achieve port sustainability, and ensure positive community relationships. Green ports focus on minimizing congestion, which reduces pollution and maintains the health of the harbor and coastal areas. Through proactive community involvement and transparency, these ports improve goodwill and advance sustainable logistics, transportation, and development.

Environmental compliance

Ports worldwide are under increasing pressure to maintain the health of their ecosystems. Spatial technology helps streamline workflows through visualization and analysis of port environmental data. Whether the focus is water quality, stormwater runoff, emissions, or dredging data, GIS technology is an integral part of managing your environmental strategy.

Green ports

Ports are subject to triple bottom line accounting—the need to balance economic, social, and environmental considerations—to maximize their value to a community and achieve sustainable growth. Location intelligence can provide the foundation for a more sustainable and green port.

Community engagement

Successful ports understand the need to be good corporate citizens that are responsible and transparent with the community. Esri's communication tools let you proactively engage with your community so you maintain a steady, positive dialogue while communicating the value of the port to the regional economy.


Situational awareness at the Panama Canal

Nearly 14,000 ships transit the canal each year. The Panama Canal Authority uses GIS to gain actionable intelligence and up-to-the-minute awareness.

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