Americas – Page 15

  • 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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.