Americas – Page 13

  • POLA is doing its best to best to aid in the collective effort towards emission reduction

    Education around emissions


    The US ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are doing their bit in terms of environmental stewardship by educating the general public on the new air pollution regulations that came into force on 1 January 2015.

  • Oakland's new project is expected to take a significant amount of trucks off the road

    Oakland works on ‘green’ logistics hub


    The Port of Oakland is joint-financing a US$25m project to link the state’s decommissioned army base to the national rail network to create a future global logistics hub.

  • The Port of San Diego is committing to funding to provide environmental education for students within the San Diego Bay watershed

    San Diego ‘green’ funding


    The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is dipping in to its environmental fund to provide US$384,024 in funding to environmental education programmes for students within the San Diego Bay area.

  • AMPT is beginning work on the new terminal project in Costa Rica

    APMT begins work in Costa Rica


    APM Terminals Moin is beginning work on a new terminal project in Costa Rica after receiving approval from the country’s environmental agency.

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    More support for US seaports


    The United States Congress has agreed more support for US seaports in the form of significant increases in funding for emissions reductions, maintenance tax and transport infrastructure development.

  • Oakland's clean truck programme initiated back in 2009 is paying off in terms of reducing emissions

    Dramatic reduction in emissions


    The Port of Oakland has been achieving dramatic reductions in diesel emissions according to new research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  • Barbados is doing its bit in terms of environmental stewardship Photo: Flickr/Roger Wollstadt

    Barbados looks to greenhouse gas ratings


    Barbados Port has signed up with the RightShip and Carbon War Room greenhouse gas rating programme, which rewards vessels with better energy efficient ratings.

  • APMT says the Costa Rican terminal is a challenging 33-year project

    APMT seals the deal for Costa Rica terminal


    APM Terminals (APMT) is playing its part in the modernisation of Costa Rica’s Limón/Moin port through the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM).

  • The Port of Long Beach is tackling congestion head on

    Long Beach combats congestion


    As congestion hits the second largest port in the US, a congestion relief team has been set up at the Port of Long Beach to address the what the port says is one of the main causes – a “chassis imbalance”.

  • The retrofit project is expected to result in an 85% reduction in particulate matter emissions and a 90% reduction in carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions

    Los Angeles goes green with EPA grant


    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) is one of six US ports to receive a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will be used to retrofit cargo handling equipment in a bid to reduce emissions.

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    Maryland ‘green’ efforts recognised


    The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has been awarded for its environmental efforts to identify and control the impacts of activities, products and services.

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    Work begins to protect Louisiana shoreline


    Plaquemines Parish in the US state of Louisiana has begun work on the second phase of the Buras Boat Harbor Shoreline Protection Project, which will see a new matting product placed on the shoreline.

  • The port of Arica reduced carbon emissions with 5,2% within the first year.

    The port of Arica: Working towards an environmentally efficient port


    Last year, the port of Arica became the 4th Chilean port regarding the transfer of cargo volume. Due to its location, in the extreme north of Chile, Arica seaport is the port of exit of Bolivian cargo towards the Pacific, says Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Chairman of the Arica Port Company.

  • Environmental monitoring of the Savannah River is now underway

    Environmental monitoring underway in Savannah


    Environmental monitoring for the Savannah Harbour Expansion Project (SHEP) is now underway following the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year.

  • The port placed around 144,500m³ of dredge material near two pile dikes in the Columbia River

    Kalama awarded for environmental excellence


    The US Port of Kalama has been awarded with the top ‘2014 Environmental Excellence Award’ in the navigation dredging company by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA).

  • Cold Ironing at the Port of Long Beach

    PoLB: a Catalyst for Innovative Environmental Programmes


    The port of Long Beach (PoLB) has served as a model for ports around the world with its innovative environmental policies and programmes. In order to become the first zero emissions port in the world, it has implemented a Green Port Policy, says PoLB Media Relations Specialist, Mary Kate McHardy.

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    US$800,000 funding to improve US emissions


    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) is awarding almost US$800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels.

  • POLB has been a green port since 2005

    Best green seaport award


    The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has been recognised as “Best Green Seaport” at the annual 28th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards by the Cargonews Asia shipping trade publication.

  • Port Metro Vancouver has awarded shipping lines for their efforts in reducing air emissions in and around the port

    Green shipping lines awarded


    Port Metro Vancouver has awarded shipping lines for their efforts in reducing air emissions in and around the port

  • The Government Cut was dredged in preparation for the expanded Panama Canal (pictured)

    US biologists race to save dredged coral


    The race is on for USA-based marine biologists at Coral Morphologic to save urban corals collected from a Miami straight, known as Government Cut, following months of dredging.