Americas – Page 18

  • 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.

  • 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.