Americas – Page 22

  • The modernisation of the Middle Harbor

    A port transformed: five years of the Green Port policy


    Long Beach’s transformation into an environmental leader among seaports began five years ago this month with approval of the Green Port Policy

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    Vessel operators help improve San Diego air quality


    A voluntary programme to get cruise and cargo vessel operators to reduce ship speeds when travelling to and from San Diego Bay is working. Cruise and cargo vessel operators are asked to reduce vessel speeds when travelling in an area that extends 20 nautical miles seaward from Point Loma.

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    Charleston community partnership recognised


    A local collaborative effort including the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) to foster environmental protection and economic revitalisation in distressed neighbourhoods has earned a national Environmental Justice Achievement Award through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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    Emissions could cost Charleston $81m a year


    A new study published by an environmental pressure group claims emissions from existing port terminals could cost Charleston County (SC) as much as $54 million dollars a year in health care expenses.

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    FMT makes environmental policy public


    Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), which operates 10 terminals across the Great Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard, has unveiled its environmental policy on its website ( FMT is one of the first marine terminal operators to make its detailed environmental policy available to the public.

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    Canada's Federal Marine Terminals unveil new green policy


    Montreal...Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), operating ten terminals across the Great Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard, has unveiled its environmental policy on its website. FMT is one of the first marine terminal operators to make its detailed environmental policy available to the public.

  • A Siwertell coal unloader

    Siwertell coal unloader for Itaqui


    A Siwertell coal unloader ordered to discharge coal in Porto do Itaqui, Brazil, offers environmental, technical, and efficiency benefits.

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    Galveston re-builds for the future


    The Port of Galveston hosted the 98th AAPA Convention during the last week of October just over a year after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas port city of Galveston, sinking the city’s historic downtown under ten feet of water.

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    Oakland’s truck ban exceeds regulations


    The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners adopted a strict truck ban effective January 1, 2010 to help clear the air.

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    Alumina ship loader for Brazil


    Alunorte, one of the world’s largest alumina producers has opted for a newly designed, Siwertell alumina ship loader from Cargotec to come into operation at the end of this year.

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    North Carolina Ports showcase greener port operations


    A recent demonstration at the Port of Wilmington displayed some of the latest technology showcasing the North Carolina State Ports Authority’s commitment to more environmentally friendly operations at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, and the NC International Terminal.

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    $3.5 million to help cut diesel pollution in Baltimore


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the Port of Baltimore will receive $3.5 million in Recovery Act funding to help clean the air in and around the Port.

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    Air emissions cut at Portland


    The Port of Portland, Oregon has, over the past year added shore-side power (cold-ironing) at three of its marine terminals.

  • PHA Chairman James T. Edmonds and Alan Clark,

    Houston clean air funding


    A $9 million Smart Way Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) was awarded to the Houston- Galveston Area Council (HGAC), following the efforts of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA), H-GAC and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

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    Shore power for cruise ships in Vancouver


    The shore power installation at Port Metro Vancouver, the home port of the Vancouver-Alaska cruise, is the result of a $9-million cooperative initiative between the Government of Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, BC Hydro and Port Metro Vancouver.

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    Port of Long Beach's "Green Port" tie up with China Merchants


    In a new “green port” collaboration, the Port of Long Beach and China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), one of the world’s largest operators of seaport terminals, have signed a comprehensive environmental exchange agreement to further “green” technologies and practices on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Expansion phases 1 and 2 at the Port of Tampa, to increase storage area to 40 acres

    Job creation at the Port of Tampa


    A review of the fiscal year 2009 capital program implemented by the Tampa Port Authority shows the Port of Tampa’s commercial importance and economic impact as one of the region’s largest job creators.

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    Fly ash through Tampa


    The Tampa Port Authority has announced that Separation Technologies LLC, the world’s largest beneficiator of fly ash, will begin a series of large export shipments of the cement supplement from the Port of Tampa to Panama.

  • This Train is actually Green

    Battery powered locomotive unveiled


    Norfolk Southern has unveiled the latest in alternative energy locomotive technology at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, PA.

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    Charleston promotes green initiatives for World Maritime Day


    A healthy, growing port and a cleaner, healthier environment are compatible goals, as the Port of Charleston demonstrated at a “World Maritime Day” event; an annual event sponsored by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).