Americas – Page 18

  • 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.

  • Port of Portland

    Portland debates over island development


    The Port of Portland’s plan to develop a new marine terminal on West Hayden Island – deemed vital to the future of the local community – has sparked a debate between the port, the City Council and environmentalists.

  • James MIller, account executive, IAS

    IAS wins green supply chain award


    California based transportation management solutions company, International Asset Systems (IAS), was recently awarded the 2012 Green Supply Chain Award by ‘Supply & Demand Chain Executive’.

  • News

    US court charges for illegal dumping of oil


    According to reports, German shipping companies, Nimmrich & Prahm Bereederung and Nimmrich & Prahm Reedrei, have been charged for illegally dumping oil at sea and concealing it from US Coast Guard inspectors.

  • Normal operations were resumed at New York and New Jersey today

    US East Coast ports reopen after Sandy


    In the aftermath of super-storm Sandy last week, an extensive damage assessment needed to be carried out in US east coast ports, not least in terms of looking out for pollution sources and sunken vessels.

  • Ship related emissions have dropped in the Puget Sound region

    Pollution drops in Puget Sound region


    According to a report release by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, maritime related air pollution levels have dropped significantly since 2005.

  • Galveston terminal is taking being green to the next level with repurposing

    Repurposing at Galveston terminal


    A Galveston terminal in Texas has come up with a novel idea to improve its operations both economically and environmentally - it is ‘repurposing’ conveyor belts to use as spill containment liners.

  • The POLB continues to cut emissions of diesel particulate matter

    POLB funding to reduce diesel pollution


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted $1.34m to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for its diesel reduction project at its container terminals.

  • POLA wins Lloyds List award for its role in reducing maritime related emissions

    POLA wins environmental award


    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) recently won the Lloyd’s List global award in the ‘Environment’ category for its leadership in adopting and promoting reduced emissions within the maritime industry.

  • CSL's first new Trillium Class vessel, the 'Baie St Paul'

    CSL's newbuilds eliminate pollution


    Canadian ship owner, CSL, has removed oil from the stern tube and equipped nine of its new builds with Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings in a bid to comply with the ongoing strict IMO regulations to reduce air pollution.

  • Charles Klug has been selected as the interim port director

    TPA appoints new interim port director


    The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) recently selected Charles Klug as its new temporary port director and the head of port authority until a permanent director is appointed.

  • The Port of Savannah is getting more eco friendly

    GPA environmental stewardship efforts


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is continuing to do its bit when it comes to environmental stewardship – a special type of fish friendly concrete installed at the Port of Savannah is encouraging growth of plants and animals at the Garden City Terminal.

  • Fednav have ordered six new bulk carriers

    Six new vessels for Fednav


    Canadian bulk carrier, Fednav Limited, has invested in six new environmentally advanced vessels to add to its fleet.

  • CSL continues to improve its environmental footprint. Photo: CSL Group

    CSL continues to improve green footprint


    CSL Group, Canadian provider of cargo, handling and delivery services, has released its 2011 Environmental Report, detailing efforts to improve its green footprint.

  • POLA and POLB praised companies for their efforts at reducing air pollution

    Shore power leads the way


    The ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach (POLB) recently announced the winners of the fifth annual ‘Clean Air Action Awards’ for their use of shore power.

  • North American ECA - now effective

    North American ECA comes into effect


    The North American Emission Control Area (ECA) came into effect from 1 August 2012, bringing in stricter controls on SOx, NOx and particulate matter.