Americas – Page 11

  • The proposed road would cut into the Bathurst caribou herd’s calving ground

    Central Arctic port proposal approved


    Canada’s largest and northernmost territory has taken initial steps towards creating the Central Arctic’s first deep-water port at the mid-point of the Northwest Passage.

  • Port of Los Angeles

    Air pollution drops at LA despite record year


    Air pollution at the Port of Los Angeles dropped in 2016 despite it handling a record amount of cargo.

  • Port of Seattle

    Cargo app now better able to tackle congestion


    A mobile app that helps reduce air emissions related to cargo transportation has been adapted to improve its efficiency.

  • Port of Corpus Christi

    Texan port wins kudos for environmental performance


    Corpus Christi has become the first port in Texas USA to gain kudos from green certification which recognises its environmental performance.

  • Port of Oakland

    Oakland to cooperate in investigation to cut harmful diesel fumes


    California''s Port of Oakland says it will cooperate fully with an investigation into whether it is sufficiently tackling harmful diesel fumes.

  • Port of Los Angeles

    Clean air plan tackles California pollution


    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of their 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to further key pollution reduction and zero emissions goals.

  • New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project

    Vancouver port provides local eco boost


    The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have completed a conservation project to benefit the ecological footprint of the area.

  • Virginia International Gateway container terminal

    Hybrid shuttle carriers for US port


    Kalmar has finalised a deal with the Port of Virginia for sixteen hybrid shuttle carriers designed to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and engine noise.

  • Port of Vancouver

    Vancouver port sustainability study


    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released a study of the port’s economic impact on local communities, provinces and Canada overall.

  • Port of Belledune

    Canadian port joins Green Marine


    The Port of Belledune in Canada has signed up to Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification programme for the maritime industry in North America.

  • Red Hook container terminal

    Hybrid technology for NY terminals


    Two container terminal facilities in New York will be retrofitted with auto stop-start hybrid technology at a cost of up to US$144,000, as part of emission-reduction plans by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

  • The award recognises a series of strategic environmental initiatives first adopted by the port in 2012

    Hueneme wins environmental award


    California''s Port of Hueneme has been recognised for its environmental projects with a state award.

  • VAHLE was awarded the first contract to electrify ten container blocks of the terminal back in 2011

    VAHLE electrifies Mexican terminal


    VAHLE, the mobile power and data solutions company, has completed the electrification of the intermodal area at the Lázaro Cárdenas Terminal (LCT) in Mexico.

  • The rail wagons take three 4m containers loaded with copper per wagon to the port for discharge

    Sustainable bulk container supply


    In late 2014, MMG issued a tender for the supply of 1,200 specialised containers to move copper from its flagship Las Bambas mine to the Port of Matarani on the west coast of Peru.

  • California Energy Commission funds accelerate clean technology

    Zero emissions equipment grant


    The Port of Long Beach is set to receive a major grant which will fund a demonstration project for zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment.

  • APM Terminals is investing USD$200m in new efficiency technology at Port Elizabeth terminal to allow for it to receive ultra large container ships

    A greener more competitive edge


    APM Terminals is investing USD$200m in new efficiency technology at its US Port Elizabeth terminal to allow for it to receive ultra large container ships.

  • Ambient noise from storms, waves and currents together with sounds of vessels moving through the ocean are heard by whales, cetaceans and other marine life affecting their experience underwater Photo: Joan Lopez

    Vancouver noise mitigation efforts


    Canada''s Port of Vancouver is home to a stunning coastline and waterways rich with pristine water and dramatic shorelines shared with more than 20 species of marine mammals. But ambient noise from storms, waves and currents together with sounds of vessels moving through the ocean are heard by whales, cetaceans ...

  • EPA part-funds three environmental projects in USA

    EPA awards emissions projects


    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded three environmental projects in New England, USA approximately $2m.

  • Solar panels installed at Port of Long Beach

    Solar power for Long Beach


    The Port of Long Beach has installed a 904.75kW Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic (PV) system to contribute to its sustainable environmental developments.

  • New strategy for Port of LA and Long Beach

    Green developments roadmap for LA


    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach want freight infrastructure investment and innovation and technology to improve supply chain efficiency incorporated into the next version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).