Americas – Page 17

  • TPA is closely monitoring its carbon footprint

    Chilean port gets carbon savvy


    Terminal Puerto de Arica (TPA) has achieved an important milestone in its environmental strategy – by measuring its carbon footprint using a new Greenhouse Gases (GHG) estimation system.

  • The Port of Long Beach is one of the few in North America which can receive the largest container ships in the world

    Long Beach Port wants more cleaner cargo


    The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissions has approved two incentive programmes, one created to encourage larger, cleaner ships to dock at the port, and the other intended to attract more containers to come via rail through Long Beach.

  • The Queen Mary 2 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Red Hook Port

    Brooklyn terminal tidies up its act


    The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has secured full funding for a unique environmental project at the port – the construction of the East Coast''s first port shore power facility.

  • News

    US grants help improve rail infrastructure


    Port freight projects across the US have been awarded US$79m in TIGER IV infrastructure grants with a heavy emphasis on funding green intermodality aiming to get freight off the roads by improving rail infrastructure.

  • The Port of Montreal upholds its level of environmental excellence. Photo: SP Barrette

    Port of Montreal is environmental leader


    The Port of Montreal is maintaining its status as an environmental leader, as made clear in Green Marine’s 2011 to 2012 Progress Report on the port''s environmental programme.

  • The ‘Pier 300’ project will modernise the container terminal Photo: Port of Los Angeles

    LA terminal expansion approved


    The Los Angeles Harbour Commission has approved Eagle Marine Services’ ‘Pier 300’ expansion project.

  • Cavotec shore power for Long Beach and Oakland

    US moves towards offshore power


    The Ports of Oakland and Long Beach are continuing their efforts to improve safety and environmental performance by ordering multiple Cavotec Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) ship to shore electrical systems.

  • The Port of Halifax is one of the newest participants of Green Marine’s environmental improvement programme

    Green Marine sees results


    North American environmental improvement programme, Green Marine, has released its latest performance results of participants’ efforts.

  • The Port of Long Beach Launched a Terminal Modernisation Project

    Terminal Modernisation at Long Beach


    The Port of Long Beach has launched a $1,2 billion project to modernise the Middle Harbour terminal.

  • The ECAs coming into force in America and Europe and future proposals

    American ECA awareness workshop


    There is now less than three months until the Emission Control Area (ECA) for the United States and Canada will come into effect on 1 August 2012.

  • News

    LA pioneers clean ship incentive


    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has become the first seaport in North America and the Pacific Rim to adopt a clean air rewards programme for visiting green vessel operators.

  • Balcon's new Model XR E20 lithium battery powered electric yard tractor

    Balqon contract for electric yard tractors


    Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, has received a US$ 630,000 contract from the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) to retrofit existing yard tractors with Balqon’s lithium battery system.

  • The Middle Harbor development project is the “crown jewel” in the POLB container terminal portfolio

    Green terminal lease inked at POLB


    The Port of Long Beach (POLB) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have signed a $4.6bn 40 year lease agrement for the new green Middle Harbor container terminal.

  • MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to call to a port in North America

    Biggest container vessel at Long Beach


    On Friday 16 March, the Port of Long Beach welcomed the MSC Fabiola, the largest container vessel now serving the US to Asia trade route. The vessel measures 1,200ft in length and is capable of carrying more than 12,000 teu.

  • LA Port recognised for leadership in addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    Climate leadership award for Port of LA


    On 29 February, the Port of Los Angeles was granted the Climate Leadership Award which recognises businesses and organisations that have shown outstanding leadership in response to climate change.

  • The Port of San Diego is focusing on environmental stewardship

    Public input needed for San Diego plan


    The Port of San Diego is inviting the public to review and submit comments on its updated natural resources plan through 16 March.

  • Angelena II’s new hybrid propulsion system will reduce emissions and fuel usage by 95%

    Hybrid conversion for LA harbour craft


    The Port of Los Angeles has received approval from the US Coastguard to install a new hybrid propulsion system on its 42 year old harbour vessel – which will reduce emissions and fuel usage by 95%.

  • Virginia will be offering funds for lines to clean up

    Virginia’s idle incentive


    Virginia’s Green Operator (GO) programme has been extended to include incentives for vessels participating in its fuel switch or alternative power schemes at its terminals.

  • The USS Iowa

    LA drafts environmental impact report


    The Port of Los Angeles has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the USS Iowa Relocation Project. The USS Iowa is the last surviving World War II-battleship, decommissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1990.

  • Panama Canal

    US concern over Panama Canal expansion


    Business, labour and public officials fear expansion of the Panama Canal could cut cargo business by a quarter at the twin Los Angeles-Long Beach ports, which currently handle 40% of the nation''s imported Asian cargo.