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Port of Oakland pushes ships to plug-in to shore power to reduce pollution

From CBS San Francisco:

Port of Oakland officials said Friday they are encouraging more vessels to plug into the power grid while berthed to reduce emissions.

By plugging in, ships can turn off their diesel engines while at berth. More than 70 percent of ships visiting the port use shore power, but Lytle said in […]

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Port of Oakland OKs new high-power line to plug in more ships

Port of Oakland officials said they’ve commissioned new equipment bolstering efforts to curb diesel emissions from ships. The Port OKd a high-voltage cable system that will connect more vessels to Oakland’s landside power grid. The Port said the breakthrough will accelerate the program that has helped cut emissions 76 percent in Oakland since 2009.

The […]

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Port of Seattle concludes environmental study on Terminal 5

The Port of Seattle has completed the environmental analysis of Terminal 5 and has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the project to modernize the cargo-handling facility in order to serve larger cargo vessels. The proposed upgrades to Terminal 5 are wharf rehabilitation, berth deepening, electrical service and improvements to the upland portions […]

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China Shipping vessels left LA after getting $5 million shore power upgrade

Port of L.A. helped pay for cleaner China Shipping vessels–which later stopped docking in L.A.

From an article titled ‘Port of L.A. helped pay for cleaner China Shipping vessels — which later stopped docking in L.A.’ in the Los Angeles Times:

The Port of Los Angeles paid a Chinese government-owned shipping company $5 million in […]

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Officials seek action to correct emissions breaches at Port of Los Angeles

Elected officials are demanding swift action and increased oversight at the Port of Los Angeles following disclosure that a second major shipping company has been allowed to skirt requirements to reduce harmful diesel emissions.

Port officials failed to require two large terminal operators, TraPac and China Shipping, to comply with air quality improvement measures the […]

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Port of LA criticized after TraPac terminal falls short on air quality mandates

Excerpts from the Daily Breeze:

TraPac terminal, Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is coming under renewed criticism following release of an audit that revealed air quality-improvement mandates were not met by the 173-acre TraPac terminal.

The revelations come on the heels of the port’s acknowledgment late last year that it had […]

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Janice Hahn calls for independent oversight of Port of L.A.’s anti-pollution efforts

From the Los Angeles Times:

Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) is throwing her support behind the demands of harbor-area residents calling for independent oversight of the Port of Los Angeles after its failure to impose air quality improvements at one of its busiest shipping terminals.

The Times reported Monday that beginning in 2009, top port […]

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Emissions control tech developed at Port of Long Beach gets approval

State air quality regulators have given their approval to emissions-control technology that has been developed at Port of Long Beach to help shippers comply with increasingly strict emissions standards for California’s seaports.

The technology is known as Advanced Maritime Emission Control System, or AMECS. The Carson-based Advanced Cleanup Technologies Inc. developed the technology with some […]

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Port of Long Beach surpasses air pollution reduction milestones set for 2014

From the Long Beach Post:

An annual study of port-related air pollution emissions found that the Port of Long Beach (POLB) surpassed each and every air pollution reduction standard set for 2014 by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

Specifically, the port announced, the study found that the POLB cut diesel […]

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Vancouver BC to install shore power for container ships

Funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals has been announced by the Canadian government and Port Metro Vancouver officials.

Shore power reduces emissions by allowing vessels to draw power from the local electrical grid and thereby turn off their diesel engines while in port. […]

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First ship plugged-in to new Port of Hueneme AMP system

The Port informs that it has conducted its first operational and safety vessel test of its recently installed Auxiliary Maritime Power (AMP) system. Port crews were on hand to view this first vessel ‘plug in’ by Hamburg Sud’s ‘M/V Cap Pasley’, carrying fresh fruit for Chiquita Brands of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Port of Hueneme […]

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Port of San Diego Plans 'Cold Ironing' Facility

ILWU Local 29 works a Dole ship at the Port of San Diego. The Port’s main tenant at the terminal, Dole Fresh Fruit Company, recently signed a new long-term lease . Under the terms of the lease agreement, the Port and Dole agreed to work together on these infrastructure improvements. The Port is responsible […]

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Port of Los Angeles Awards $31.3 Million Shoreside Power Upgrades

The Port of Los Angeles has announced $31.3 million of improvements to the shoreside power infrastructure at its Yang Ming and Yusen container terminals, which is says should be completed by December 2013.

The project will see the port’s cold ironing alternative marine power (AMP) systems being constructed at Berths 121-126 (Yang Ming), and the […]

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APL Terminals unveil expansion plans at Port of L.A.

APL Terminals on Friday unveiled plans to expand operations by 56 acres at the Port of Los Angeles.

Plans call for building 1,250 feet of new wharf, 41 additional acres of backland and up to 12 new container cranes that will increase the amount of cargo processing at the APL terminal, which currently operates […]

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Long Beach’s Pier C Plugs Into Shore-Side Power

The Pier C container shipping terminal operated by Matson Navigation Co. and SSA Terminals Inc. was announced as the fourth Port of Long Beach facility to be equipped with shore power — it is the second of six container terminals expected to use the technology.

Shore power allows ships to plug into electricity while docked. […]

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