Americas – Page 19

  • 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.

  • Port of San Diego businesses are cleaning up their act

    San Diego port businesses clean up their act


    Port of San Diego tennant, Flagship Cruises & Events, is converting its 11 vessel fleet to take advantage of on-shore electricity – eliminating the need to run diesel engines to generate power whilst at dock.

  • 100% of containers in and out of Port Terminals now hauled by clean trucks in L.A.

    New year marks end of dirty trucks at LA


    From the 1 January 2012, every local short-haul or drayage truck calling at the Port of Los Angeles will meet the strictest clean air and safety standards of any major port in the world.

  • RAM Spreaders’ success in telescopic mobile harbour crane spreaders for the Americas

    RAM Spreaders’ success in telescopic mobile harbour crane spreaders for the Americas


    US/ Brasil - RAM Spreaders has received orders for six new mobile harbour crane telescopic spreaders for Brazil, including four units going to a terminal in Santos Brazil. A further four units have been ordered for new cranes going to a terminal on the West Coast of the USA.

  • The Port of LA is going even greener

    Cleaner ships for Port of LA


    The Port of Los Angeles is building on its clean air action plan success with a new global environmental ship index strategy.

  • The MAJ is getting tougher on ship waste

    Jamaica gets tough on ship waste


    Protection of the Caribbean Sea and the MARPOL Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships took centre stage in Jamaica this week.