Americas – Page 16

  • 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.

  • Cavotec’s AMP systems – hot on the agenda at the IAPH Conference this week

    Cavotec seminar on zero emissions


    Global engineering giant, Cavotec, is to host a seminar at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) 28th World Ports Conference this week on how innovative technologies are helping ports to cut down on emissions.

  • Georgia’s Garden City Terminal certainly lives up to its name

    Georgia looks after its trees


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has reaffirmed its commitment to protecting its historic oak trees at its Garden City Terminal – some are estimated to be more than 360 years old.

  • Portland generates green power from an on site renewable energy system

    Portland pays more than lip service to green goals


    The Port of Portland has been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency as one of its top green power purchasers. It''s purchasing more than 75 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually, enough to meet 106% of the organisation''s electricity use.

  • Jason Giffen, new director of environmental and land use management, Port of San Diego

    San Diego reinforces environmental efforts


    The Port of San Diego has hired a new director of environmental and land use management – part of its strategy to transform the way in which it approaches planning in the future.

  • Each AGV has a capacity of 70 tonnes

    Terex vehicles for Long Beach


    US equipment company, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order for 72 battery powered Terex Gottwald Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) from Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

  • The Port of San Diego fulfils its mission as an environmental steward, engaging in various efforts in water conservation

    Port of San Diego Promotes Water Conservation Strategies and Pollution Prevention


    The Port of San Diego promotes sustainable water management on San Diego Bay Tidelands through a variety of initiatives, helping conserve one of California’s most valuable resources, says Alicia Glassco, Assistant Environmental Specialist at the Unified Port of San Diego.

  • SQT is located near the Howe Sound, British Columbia, Canada

    Squamish Terminals joins Green Marine


    Canadian deep water break bulk terminal, Squamish Terminals (SQT), has become the fifth new member on the West Coast of North America to join the Green Marine environmental programme.

  • The Port of Seattle has become the first US West Coast port to join the programme

    Seattle joins Green Marine Programme


    The Port of Seattle has become the first US West Coast port to join the voluntary Green Marine environmental programme.

  • Emco's loading arms will transfer LNG to the shore based gas pipeline

    Emco loading arms for Brazilian terminal


    Global fluid handling equipment manufacturer, Emco Wheaton, has supplied global oil and gas company, Petrobras, with high pressure marine loading arms for its new Bahia Regasification Terminal (TRBA) in Brazil.