Americas – Page 25

  • The Port of Charleston’s $3.5-million project

    SC Ports awarded additional funds to reduce air emissions


    Continuing its “Pledge for Growth” environmental initiative, the SC State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has been selected for US federal funding to upgrade diesel equipment at the port, in the harbour and on the highway.

  • The buildings will adhere to the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

    Long Beach’s green administration complex


    New energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, administration and operation complexes are being constructed at the ITS terminal.

  • The Clean Trucks Fee is expected to raise

    Port begins Clean Trucks fee


    The Port of Long Beach was scheduled to commence collecting a Clean Trucks Fee on 18 February 2009 to accelerate the replacement of thousands of polluting cargo trucks. “It is imperative that we begin collecting the fees so we can move forward and achieve our clean-air goals,” said Richard D. ...

  • 3-D rendering of Espolón 2 showing falling apron toe protection

    Modelling a deeper channel


    Rafael Cañizares of Moffatt & Nichol, explains how a channel modelling project undertaken by the company in Colombia enabled significant savings to be made.

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    Green Marine Conference


    Green Marine announces the return of its environmental conference on green technologies and innovation in marine transportation.

  • News

    Faster Freight


    FFCA California convenes23-25 March 2009 with top speakers on the economy, energy and the environment to discuss current headline topics on funding, green jobs, low emission technologies, and air quality.

  • Foss President and COO Gary Faber (left) and Richard Steinke

    New enviro tug joins Long Beach fleet


    The Port of Long Beach has taken delivery of a new environmentally friendly dolphin-class, diesel electric hybrid tugboat, a vessel custom-built by Foss Maritime of Seattle to help ports clean the air. The new green-and-white tug, named the Carolyn Dorothy, can do the same work as a traditional tug assisting ...

  • C. J. Roberts, President & CEO,

    Tampa’s port history to come alive


    Tampa’s long and rich history as a port community is now the focus of a permanent exhibit at the new Tampa Bay History Centre recently opened to the public. Made possible by a $250,000 grant from Mosaic, a global leader in phosphate fertilizer production.

  • Bert Evans, President and CEO of Evans Network

    US Trucker Participates in Green Initiative with Virginia Port Authority


    The Evans Network of Companies, a Pennsylvania based transportation and logistics provider took a major step in its commitment to environmental excellence with the company’s voluntary inclusion in Virginia Port Authority’s (VPA) “Green Operators” (GO) pilot program aimed at truckers engaged in port drayage.

  • News

    Long Beach commissions shoreside power terminal


    Launching a new, “green” era in shipping at the Port of Long Beach, the “K” Line container vessel Long Beach Bridge on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, became the Port’s first ship to plug in to clean electrical power and shut down its diesel engines at berth for major air quality ...

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    South Carolina State Ports Authority funds $4m community mitigation project


    The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) is providing the funds in partnership with the City of North Charleston and the Low country Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC), a group of seven neighbourhoods near the new Navy Base container terminal site for a ground-breaking $4-million community mitigation project.

  • News

    Long Beach – Expands “Green Flag” programme


    The Port of Long Beach will invest as much as $4 million a year to expand the successful Green Flag Incentive Program and achieve even greater reductions of air pollution from cargo ships that visit the Port.

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    TT club warns of mobile equipment fire hazard


    The TT Club is strongly urging all operators of mobile equipment to be aware of the risk of hydraulic fires. Laurence Jones, the TT Club’s Director Global Risk Assessment says that mobile equipment fires are widespread at ports and terminals.

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    Tacoma new environmental project manager-air quality


    The Port of Tacoma recently selected Ron Stuart as Environmental Project Manager- Air Quality. In this position, Stuart manages Port-related diesel and greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs, including implementation of the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy – a partnership with the Port of Seattle and Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • News

    China Shipping’s “green” terminal approved


    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has certified the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Berth 97- 109 Container Terminal Project (China Shipping) and approved the project. The approved project, which will include a tenant lease to year 2045, will provide thousands of future jobs while substantially reducing air ...

  • signing ceremony

    HPH and Evergreen in Taranto agreement


    Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and Evergreen Group (Evergreen) have signed an agreement whereby, upon completion, HPH will become a shareholder of Taranto Container Terminal S.P.A.

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    Seattle/Dalian in EcoPartnership


    The Port of Seattle and the Port of Dalian, China have agreed to work with other public and private sector partners on an EcoPartnership to advance environmental and economic sustainability. “Our green port strategy is designed to help create a truly sustainable supply chain - not just at our port, ...

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    Public Health and the Ports


    According to the California Air Resource Board, every year 1,200 premature deaths are caused statewide due to pollution caused by port trucks.

  • As part of the Clean Truck Program

    LA’s “Clean Truck Program” under way


    When fully implemented in 2012, Los Angeles’ “Clean Truck Program” will take over 16,000 diesel trucks off the road, cutting emissions by 80 percent.

  • Bayport Cruise Terminal berth.

    Port of Houston: sustaining the environment at Bayport


    With the development of its new Bayport terminal, the Port of Houston has been working to meet a range of environmental challenges.