Maersk Line has reached its own 2020 target of reducing its fleet-wide CO2 [...]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34 million grant for a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals.
The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies. The grant also will [...]
Jan. 24: Long Beach city leaders green-lighted a study of port-connected air pollution effects on nearby neighborhoods.
The “Air Quality Impact Zone” plan, proposed by council members James Johnson, Suja Lowenthal and Robert Garcia, will evaluate existing studies on Port of Long Beach-connected air pollution in West Long Beach, Los Cerritos, Wrigley, Central Long Beach [...]
Cargill Inc., the world’s largest charterer of commodity carriers, said governments should consider banning older vessels to help curb pollution.
“Setting certain legislation around vessels’ age could help and that’s something for authorities to look at,” Roger Janson, president of Cargill’s ocean transportation unit, said in an interview in London recently. Some “very old” ships [...]
The Teamsters union and some environmental groups have been pushing for a federal solution to clean-trucks standards at the country’s ports for some time, and they finally got their way, although it wasn’t exactly the solution they were looking for.
That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency last week announced an important extension of its [...]
A federal judge threw a new twist into the battle over clean-trucks programs at Southern California ports, ruling the Port of Long Beach violated state law by reaching a settlement with the trucking industry without first performing an environmental impact study.
U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder’s ruling Monday says the Oct. 19, 2009, [...]
The Port of Los Angeles distributed $44 million in incentive checks as part of its Clean Truck Program by 2009 to pay for new trucks that meet 2007 emissions rules. Now, the port is asking for refunds after several megacarriers didn’t hold up their end of the deal.
The port has identified six companies that [...]
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