Americas – Page 26

  • Lisa Rozmyn

    Tacoma enviro-appointment


    The Port of Tacoma has appointed Lisa Rozmyn as Environmental Project Manager- Stormwater. In this position, Rozmyn will develop and manage the stormwater management program mandated by Port’s municipal stormwater NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permitting under the federal ...

  • Geraldine Knatz: AAPA  Chairman

    Knatz becomes AAPA Chairman


    Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has assumed chairmanship of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Knatz was installed as board chairman for 2008-09 at the association’s annual convention in Anchorage, Alaska in September.

  • News

    Yang Ming selects AMP from Cavotec


    Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) specialist, Cavotec MSL, has won an order from Taiwan’s CSBC Corporation to supply four AMP systems for installation on four new-build container vessels for Yang Ming Marine Transport.

  • News

    Cargo-handling showcase at TOC Americas


    Long Beach based Moffatt and Nichol (stand A4) will be on hand at the show to discuss the methods they use to help develop emissions inventories and management plans for ports. Vycon (stand C30) will display its new Regen Plus energy storage system, providing ...

  • Paul Holthus

    WOC: developing a business community for sustainable oceans


    Ocean industries from around the world gathered at the United Nations in New York for the inaugural World Ocean Council (WOC) meeting to develop an “unprecedented global alliance on sustainability”. UN Global Compact Executive Director, Georg Kell, and UN Division of Ocean ...

  • News

    Long Beach hosts ship-to shore power workshop


    Shipping terminals were recently invited by the Port of Long Beach to a workshop to learn more about how the Port is using ship to shore power.

  • The new office co-ordinates the sale or lease of the clean trucks.

    First clean trucks distributed to drivers


    In mid-October, the Port of Long Beach dedicated a new Clean Trucks Sales and Leasing office and handed over the keys to the first two big-rigs leased through the Port’s Clean Trucks Program. The Sales and Leasing Center will enable truck owners to ...

  • News

    EIR for “green” port building


    The Port of Long Beach held a second public hearing in October on a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed Port administration building and maintenance facility complex. The new facility would replace a nearly 50-year-old, earthquake-deficient administration building and maintenance facilities ...

  • Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Gordon  Houston and Jan Fransen.

    Port Metro Vancouver joins Green Award


    As part of its policy to promote the quality of shipping in the port, Port Metro Vancouver has announced a reduction on port dues for sea-going vessels certified by the Green Award Foundation. Port Metro Vancouver recognizes Green Award certified vessels ...

  • The 1-day 4th Port of Long Beach Green Port Fest attracted some 10,000 visitors in early October.

    Thousands attend Long Beach Green Port Fest


    Nearly 10,000 people attended the fourth annual Port of Long Beach Green Port Fest on 4 October. The Port hosted a daylong block-party for Long Beach residents, their families and friends, transforming the street outside Port headquarters into a mini theme park ...

  • News

    EPA selects Charleston for port emissions reduction


    In a separate development, the US Environmental Protection Agency has selected the SCSPA as one of seven recipients in the region to receive emissions reduction grant funds. The SCSPA, in partnership with three business groups, DHEC and the American Lung Association, applied ...

  • The South Carolina State Ports Authority has released the first port air emission inventory to be compiled in the South East of  the USA

    SCSPA completes air emissions inventory


    As part of its “Pledge for Growth” environmental initiative, the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has released the first port air emissions inventory ever compiled in the Southeast of the USA, continuing its efforts to promote environmental and economic stewardship.

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    MOL tests LNG-fueled shore power system


    Mitsui OSK Lines and California based Clean Air Logics, Inc have successfully tested a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled shore power supply system on the containership MOL Enterprise (4,500 TEU).

  • Paul Holthus

    Addressing Ocean Sustainability


    Paul Holthus explains how the World Ocean Council is bringing together the “Ocean Business Community” to address sustainability of the marine environment

  • The heavy-duty electric short-haul drayage truck

    Introducing: The 30 ton Electric Container Truck


    A new emissions-free, 30-ton container hauler, aimed at cutting noise and air pollution, has been launched by the Port of Los Angeles

  • News

    Long Beach signs enviro-agreement with Rotterdam


    During a recent trade mission to major European ports, Long Beach Port officials signed an agreement with Port of Rotterdam to share best environmental practices, work together on ways to reduce greenhouse gases and promote environmentally sustainable seaport technologies.

  • News

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2010


    The Port Authority Board of Commissioners has expanded the agency’s commitment to the environment by announcing a goal of carbon neutrality from its operations by 2010. The agency aims to reach net zero annual carbon emissions from its operations first and foremost through new capital investments and operational refinements, and ...

  • News

    Fuel efficiency on the Horizon


    Horizon Lines, Inc. has implemented a combination of newly enhanced fuel efficiency and cost management programmes focused on conservation and fuel cost recovery.

  • Stephen L. Johnson

    Houston welcomes EPA’s new diesel emissions rules


    US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced new diesel emission standards, requiring new and existing locomotive and marine diesel engines to significantly reduce air pollution.

  • Vycon Regen System!

    Paceco commits to Vycon


    Container crane manufacturer Paceco has agreed with Vycon to promote Vycon’s Regen technology to its existing and prospective RTG customers - as an option on new cranes or a retrofit on existing cranes.