Americas – Page 17

  • 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.

  • The Port of Long Beach is working to remove a railroad bottleneck

    Green Port Gateway project begins


    America’s Port of Long Beach has launched a US$84m project to remove a railroad bottleneck and build additional on-dock rail capacity to move cargo more efficiently and sustainably.

  • Cargo ship with Miami skyline

    Cutting Carbon to Cut Costs


    Supply chain models and seaport infrastructure are changing as shippers must prove their sustainability credentials to stakeholders. Reducing reliance on road and air is a big part of the green movement in transport of cargo, and shipping is becoming more seaport-centric, as maritime shipping cuts costs and carbon emissions, says ...

  • The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2013 (SOS 2013) will be organised from  22 until 24 April 2013, in  Washington D.C.

    Oceans 2050 - The Ocean Business Community and Sustainable Seas


    The World Ocean Council (WOC) is organising from 22 until 24 April 2013, the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2013 (SOS 2013) in Washington D.C.

  • The port was awarded for its leadership in reducing GHG emissions. Photo: Port of San Diego

    Port of San Diego awarded Climate Leadership Award


    The Port of San Diego has been awarded a ‘Climate Leadership Award’ by the Environmental Protection Agency, for its efforts to address climate change in and around the port.

  • The port is a multipurpose terminal with high levels of efficiency, quality and technology that enables movement of different types of cargo

    Port of Santa Marta’s efforts in protecting the environment


    The Port of Santa Marta is a multipurpose logistics port with three specialised sub-terminals handling containers, break-bulk and coal. It is surrounded by the National Natural Park ‘Tayrona’, a sanctuary of biodiversity and the showcase of the country to the world. These natural resources and riches make of Santa Marta ...

  • Not everyone is happy with POLA’s Clean Truck Programme

    LA’s clean truck programme challenged


    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trucking industry challenge to the Clean Truck Programme at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), a move that could put the port’s environmental policy in jeopardy.

  • Is the port of Houston doing enough to reduce emissions?

    Houston urges port to do its bit


    Houston is upping the ante to reduce emissions on the back of the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PM2.5 standard for fine particle emissions – but some say that the port needs to do the same.

  • GPA is setting a benchmark in electrification at Savannah

    North America’s first ERTG


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has become the first in North America to unveil four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTGs) – becoming the first in North America to set such a benchmark in electrification.

  • Cavotec's AMP systems enable vessels to turn off their engines, cutting emissions and improving air quality

    POLA orders Cavotec power systems


    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has ordered a large number of Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) ship-to-shore electrical power systems from global engineering company, Cavotec.

  • Tietê-Paraná Basin in Mercosul Area

    São Paulo Waterway Ring


    Traffic jams, greenhouse gas (GHG) and particulates emissions are marks of most major cities in the four corners of the planet. Managing and reducing these emissions is a big challenge for authorities and the society. In the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, the world’s 4th largest metropolis, the challenge is even ...

  • The Agenda calls for the Port of Seattle to ensure it is the greenest port in North America

    Seattle Port Commission approves 25 year programme


    The Seattle Port Commission has approved a bold 25 year programme that aims to create 100,000 new jobs in the region while reducing its environmental impact.

  • MLL was awarded the energy efficiency award by ABS

    Maersk Line receives energy efficiency certification


    USA based ship management company, Maersk Line Limited (MLL), has become the first shipping company to receive certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for energy management.

  • Oakland is gearing up for ship-to-shore power

    Oakland reaches shore power milestone


    The Port of Oakland has reached another milestone in the implementation of its shore power programme - successful completion of a final test of its ship-to-shore connection with German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd.

  • The Port of LA is renowned as a green innovator

    Funding for US environmental projects


    The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a $1.5m award for three innovative environmental projects at Los Angeles Harbour in California.

  • New Bedford Harbor Photo: EPA

    EPA approves new Massachusetts terminal


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final approval to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to construct a 28 acre marine terminal in New Bedford Harbor.