Americas – Page 21

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    LNG fuel best for USA, says DNV

    2011-02-23T10:50:00Z

    A new report from DNV, ‘Greener shipping in North America’, proposes that LNG is the most efficient and economical way to meet forthcoming air emissions requirements in the US and Canada.

  • The D’Artagnan will complete the dredging of the waterway’s Pacific entrance
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    Powerful Dredger for Expansion Project at the Panama Canal

    2011-02-18T15:28:00Z

    On January 11, the most powerful self-propelled heavy duty cutter suction dredger in the world, the D''Artagnan, arrived at the Panama Canal.

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    San Francisco considers biofuel facility

    2011-02-07T14:13:00Z

    Port of San Francisco commissioners are in discussions with Darling International to convert a rendering facility that it owns into a biofuel production facility.

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    “Aggressive goals” for emissions plan

    2011-01-24T16:14:00Z

    Reaffirming their commitment to slash air pollution from the nation’s two busiest seaports, Los Angeles and Long Beach have approved a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

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    Latin Americans need port policies

    2010-12-15T16:20:00Z

    The head of the UN''s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ricardo Sanchez, has said that Latin American governments need to redefine their port policies as a means of integrating coastal ports with the region''s industrial and production sectors.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, the new Director of EFIP
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    European Sea and Inland Ports establish joint office

    2010-12-08T11:53:00Z

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) have set up a joint office in Brussels. Under this agreement the secretarial services of both organisations will be coordinated by ESPO.

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    Santos sees low sulphur fuel trial

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The port of Santos has been the test-bed of low sulphur fuel on a containership, which will yield valuable emissions data for the US’ Environmental Protection Agency.

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    San Francisco starts cold ironing for cruise

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Port of San Francisco has become the first port in California to provide shoreside power for cruise ships.

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    Canada goes for cold ironing

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Government of Canada will invest $2.5m in the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Fairview Terminal project to provide shore power capacity to container ships.

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    LA supports zero-emission vehicles

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Port of Los Angeles is the world’s first port to offer a reduced tariff for zero-emission vehicles imported and exported through the port.

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    LNG trucks for California

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    Twelve LNG terminal tractors have been delivered to a Californian import trucking and distribution company as part of a commitment to the gas fuel.

  • The Eco Hopper is part of a project to build a 30,000 tonne per month cement milling facility adjacent to the port.
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    Dust reduction for Pecem

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The first of a new design of dust-reducing mobile hoppers has been installed at the port of Pecem, Brazil, where it will be dealing with traditionally dusty bulk like coal and cement.

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    MARAD funding for Great Ships Initiative

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    Through a cooperative agreement with the Northeast Midwest Institute, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is providing funding and technical expertise to help upgrade the Great Ships Initiative ballast water treatment technology testing facility in the Duluth-Superior Harbour of Lake Superior.

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    LA’s new plan

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    Los Angeles and Long Beach have approved a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

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    Port access study for Bering Strait

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The US Coast Guard is seeking input from the public to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures in the Bering Strait.

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    Dredging for Savannah

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Port of Savannah has received conditional blessing from the US Army Corps of Engineers in relation to the dredging plans to expand the US’s fourth-largest container port. The Corps have judged that the planned mitigation projects around the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will offset the environmental costs of ...

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    Port of Seattle wins environmental award

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Port of Seattle has won a national Green Fleet award recognising its use of alternative fuels including biodiesel, CNG and hybrid vehicles. It is also for its programmes relating to air quality and green practices.

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    Zero emission trucks for Long Beach

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    The Port of Long Beach has entered a deal with Vision Motor Corporation to develop a hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric ''on-road'' truck and an electric zero-emission terminal tractor.

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    Maryland promises to offset dredging pollution

    2010-12-03T09:45:00Z

    Maryland Port in Baltimore has promised to offset pollution caused by dredging. The state Department of the Environment is requiring the Port Administration to limit or make up for the nitrogen and phosphorus expected to drain back into the Patapsco River from the dredged material to be placed in ...

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    Port rail project gets funding

    2010-12-03T09:44:00Z

    The Port of Los Angeles has been awarded $16 million toward a rail project that will both reduce pollution and ease congestion.