Americas – Page 24

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    South Carolina Ports’ Strategic Plan Highlights Harbour Depth Advantage


    October 20...The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board today adopted the first major update to the organization’s strategic plan in several years. The plan highlights Charleston’s tremendous harbour depth advantage, refines the agency’s mission and points to several areas of focus in the coming years.

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    Environmental Issues Remain a Top Priority for Supply Chain Professionals


    Chicago...Among the myriad of issues discussed by delegates to the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Chicago was the complex question of how the environment impact if the global supply chain can be managed in the future.

  • Inner Harbour World Cruise Centre

    Port of Los Angeles investing $42 million into World Cruise Centre


    The Port of Los Angeles is investing more than $42 million in long-term improvements to its Inner Harbor World Cruise Center, according to a presentation given to the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

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    City trucks get green boost


    A clean air strategy in the ports of New York and New Jersey is being helped by an influx of environmental grants, worth over $30m, that will help to replace pre-1994 trucks serving the port.

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    Air Emissions from Ships Decline at Port of Seattle


    Ships at the Port of Seattle have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide by at least 80 percent and diesel particulate matter by 60 percent through an innovative program called At-Berth Clean Fuels. The program was unveiled on July 31 aboard Matson Navigation''s M/V Manoa, at the Port''s Terminal 18.

  • Trucks at the Port of Oakland

    Oakland approves air quality improvement plan


    The Oakland Port Board approves Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan and up to $5 million for truck retrofits

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    Portland rolls out air quality information to truckers


    On any given weekday, nearly 800 trucks roll through the gates of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, loaded with containers either arriving from or bound for Oregon’s international trade partners.

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    Seattle Port Commissioners approve clean air package


    Port of Seattle Commissioners approved a plan today that protects jobs, supports local truckers and maritime cargo customers, and reduces diesel emissions.

  • The BP terminal

    BP dedicates shore power for oil tankers


    The Port of Long Beach and BP America unveiled the world’s first oil tanker terminal equipped with shore power to eliminate air emissions from docked vessels.

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    Taking the strain


    The latest generations of quay, automated stacking (ASCs) and other high speed rail mounted gantries (RMGs) cranes are being designed for faster travelling speeds to meet increased productivity demands and quicker vessel turnaround times.

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    SC Ports, Trucking Community Launch Partnership to Reduce Emissions


    Trucks serving the Port of Charleston are getting cleaner and greener through a new program that reduces truck emissions while saving companies big bucks on their fuel bill.

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    Reducing diesel emissions: Tacoma applauds ocean carriers


    Celebrating the maritime industry’s continued efforts to reduce diesel emissions in the Puget Sound region, the Port of Tacoma Commission recently applauded the voluntary environmental stewardship of ocean carriers and authorized a new, fee-free, market based program to reduce emissions from trucks that serve the Port.

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    Long Beach Commission approves $881 million port budget


    The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, May 18, 2009 approved an $881 million budget for the Port of Long Beach that reflects the sluggish state of world trade and reduced cargo revenue but maintains the Port’s aggressive investment in environmental projects.

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    Clean Fuels Group honours Long Beach Harbor Commissioner


    The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute, a US group that promotes alternative fuel use, recently gave its “20/20 Vision Award” to Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero for his leadership role in implementing the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and his ardent advocacy for the use of ...

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    Long Beach’s $750 million “greenest” redevelopment project approved


    The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved an exhaustive environmental study of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment project, green-lighting a $750 million renovation to transform two aging Port of Long Beach shipping terminals into one of the “greenest,” most environmentally friendly terminals in the world.

  • Moran Charleston's tug boat Elizabeth Turecamo

    Charleston tug boats switch to cleaner fuel


    Continuing the Charleston maritime community’s “Pledge for Growth” environmental commitment, a local tug boat operator, Moran Charleston, is switching half its fleet to cleaner burning fuels. The fuel switch was made possible through grant funding awarded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the US ...

  • The solar power initiative

    Port of Los Angeles to start rooftop solar power project


    The Port of Los Angeles will begin generating one megawatt of electricity via 71,500 square feet of solar panels on its World Cruise Center rooftop by the end of 2009. A $9 million construction contract was recently approved by the Board of Harbor Commissioners for this first phase of a ...

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    What’s new in Seattle? Electronic Environmental Report published


    The Port of Seattle has published its first electronic Environmental Report, covering progress made during 2008 and to-date in 2009.

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    Port of Long Beach wins EPA Clean Air award


    The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its Clean Air Excellence Award to the Port of Long Beach for the Green Flag Program. Port officials received the award on 13 May at the 9th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards held in Washington DC.

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    Seattle and Tacoma Ports: “Green Gateway” for Trade


    The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have completed a study to quantify the carbon footprint of containers coming through the Puget Sound.