Americas – Page 14

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    Dredging war in the Bahamas


    Dredging work has resumed for Resorts World Bimini’s (RWB) major resort development in the Bahamas following a ruling by the Bahamas Supreme Court.

  • News

    SFL acquires Kamsarmax carriers


    Bermuda-based Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) is to acquire two 82,000 tonne Kamsarmax dry-bulk carriers, as well as long-term charters to a state-owned Chinese charterer.

  • “K” Line Receives the Port of Long Beach Environmental Excellence Award

    Green award in Long Beach


    Japanese carrier, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (K Line), has received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Port of Long Beach for reducing its environmental impact at the port.

  • News

    US grants to tackle climate change


    Ten US grants of around US$1m in funding are being awarded to coastal communities to help address the effects of coastal storms, flooding, erosion and sea level rise.

  • Holland America Line earned the Port of Seattle's platinum level for the second year

    Seattle awards Green Gateway Partners


    The Port of Seattle has awarded Maersk Line, COSCO Container Lines America’s, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line for their 2014 environmental achievements.

  • The Port of Long Beach says the reduced rates will enable its tenants to invest. Photo: POLB

    Cut electricity rates to improve air quality at Long Beach


    New electricity rates at the Port of Long Beach will pave the way for improvements in air quality and infrastructure that will in turn, keep the port competitive.

  • San Diego has powered up yet another shore-power system to improve air quality and reduce emissions. Photo: Dale Frost

    San Diego powers up ‘green’ initiative


    The Port of San Diego’s new shore-power system is now up and running at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.

  • The lock’s site is strategically located between Dutra and Ayrton Senna highways

    Penha’s Lock boosts navigation and São Paulo Water-Ring


    Last October, the construction of Penha’s Lock started. This will give new impetus to the São Paulo Metropolitan region and the dream of deploying the Water-Ring is starting to become reality, says Frederico Bussinger, IDELT Consultant and Former Director of São Paulo Waterway Department.

  • SCPA is working to make Charleston a greener port across the board

    Bringing shoreside power to Charleston


    Politicians in South Carolina, USA, have called for state funding to bring shore side power to the Port of Charleston.

  • PRPA has signed up to reduce harbour dues for efficient shippers

    Reduced harbour dues for efficient shippers


    Canada’s Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has jumped on the band wagon to offer financial incentives to shippers based on the A to G Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, following in the footsteps of Port Metro Vancouver.

  • The Port of Gulfport is only the second US port outside the Great Lakes to join Green Marine

    Mississippi goes ‘green’


    Mississippi State Port Authority has joined the Green marine sustainability programme with the hope of improving its environmental performance.

  • The GPA has carried out a number of environmental projects to reduce carbon emissions in and around the port. Photo: Georgia Ports Authority

    Georgia’s efforts pay off


    Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) efforts in reducing carbon emissions have been recognised by the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) with a ‘Community Leadership’ award.

  • The Port of Oakland's Shore Power Programme will help it meet the new Californian emission requirements

    Oakland plugs in to being green


    The Port of Oakland is set to meet the new OGV Fuel Regulation and Northern American Emission Control Area (ECA) requirements with its shore power plan.

  • POLA is one of the US west coast ports ahead of the game in terms of getting greener

    Emission regulations at Californian ports


    Californian ports are doing their best to ensure that vessel operators are ready for the new OGV Fuel Regulation and Northern American Emission Control Area (ECA) requirements coming into force in January 2014.

  • Terminal operations are the Port of Oakland were partially stopped last week after truckers picketed over financial aid

    Oakland emissions plan proves costly


    The Port of Oakland Board of Directors is back in the negotiating room for yet another bout of strikes after truckers walked off the job early last week over new clean-air standards.

  • Report marks 6th consecutive year of air quality improvements in the Port of Long Beach

    PoLB improves air quality


    The Port of Long Beach (PoLB) has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to an analysis reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

  • Frederico Bussinger, IDELT consultant at the São Paulo Metropolitan Planning Agency (EMPLASA)

    Transport, logistics and environment: strategic allies


    The transport sector is said to be responsible for around 13% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is almost twice as high (42%) in Brazil and contines to rise, says Frederico Bussinger, IDELT consultant at the São Paulo Metropolitan Planning Agency (EMPLASA).

  • Although the use of bio-lubricants is not currently widespread, industry interest is growing in light of upcoming regulations

    Bio-lubricants: Safeguarding Ports and Harbours


    Greater responsibility for the environment drives innovation and demand for new solutions that enable ships to maintain and improve delivery of daily operations is growing. Port and harbour areas in particular are subject to the industry’s most stringent regulations and here; environmental protection is considered an absolute priority, says Serge ...

  • Dave Edwards (centre) accepts the Seatrade Award for clean shipping

    WR Systems awarded for clean shipping


    US based technical solutions specialist, WR Systems has been awarded the ‘Clean Shipping’ award at the 25th anniversary Seatrade Awards for its Emissions Monitoring System (Emsys).

  • The Port Metro Vancouver is working to improve air quality

    Vancouver makes Green 30 list


    Canada''s Port Metro Vancouver has made it to the 2012 Green 30 list of Canadian organisations whose employees are most positive about their record on environmental stewardship, compiled by global consulting firm, Aon Hewitt.