Americas – Page 27

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    XSCT orders Regen


    Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal (XSCT), has placed an order with Vycon, the designer and manufacturer of flywheel-based energy storage systems, for six Regen systems for new ZPMC RTG cranes scheduled for delivery this year.

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    Longview sells “green” property for preservation


    The Port of Longview Commissioners unanimously voted to sell wetland property for preservation.

  • Port of Charleston

    Charleston commits to cleaner air


    By Autumn 2008, every drop of fuel powering equipment at the Port of Charleston’s public facilities will be cleaner ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD), reaffirming the port community’s commitment to cleaner air and cutting emissions by 10 percent.

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    Environmental Partnership spotlight


    Through a unique partnership among business, government and a land conservation organisation, more than 31 acres of forested open space between the Port of Tacoma’s industrial activity and Northeast Tacoma neighbourhoods have been protected in perpetuity.

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    City and Port celebrate Earth Day Park dedication


    The Port of Houston Authority has transferred to the City of Seabrook the new 41-acre Seabrook Wildlife Park, taking the last step of their historic November 2007 agreement.

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    “Clean & Green” ads encourage Houstonians


    The next phase of the Clean & Green Port of Houston Program has been launched with a new multi-faceted advertising campaign promoting the environmental initiative.

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    Hamilton continues environmental remediation


    Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) is the current owner of the Pier 22, the site of the former Stelco Rod Mill (now US Steel Canada). Steel products were manufactured at the site for some 40 years until 2004. The site has been the focus of significant attention since environmental assessments began ...

  • Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal

    Savannah achieves sustainability initiatives


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has completed its Container Berth 2 Upgrade, including the installation of electrified refrigerated cargo racks and the transfer of GPA’s ship-to-shore cranes to electric power. “These projects will increase capacity, improve efficiency and the environment,” says Steve Green, Chairman of the Board of GPA.

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    Long Beach honours shipping lines


    Fifteen major shipping lines that led a 620-ton reduction in air pollution by participating in the Port of Long Beach’s Green Flag air quality programme have been honoured by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

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    SAIC awarded Army COE enviro-contract


    Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) Louisville District to provide engineering services and perform environmental studies in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

  • Port of Long Beach – Pier J

    ‘Perfect Storm’ survey urges action


    A new study ranks container ports as some of the US’ biggest polluters – but the movement to clean alternative fuels is gaining momentum.

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    Abengoa bio-ethanol facility construction commences


    Abengoa Bioenergy Netherlands, in which Abengoa Bioenergy holds 100% of its share capital, recently celebrated the Foundation Ceremony at the bio-ethanol production facility site in Rotterdam Europoort, The Netherlands.

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    Vycon: energy storage systems funding


    The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has awarded funds to three POLA operators for the purchase of Vycon REGEN systems. Vycon is a designer and manufacturer of high-speed flywheel based, environmentally friendly, energy storage systems.

  • The $5 million grant applies to Long Beach’s RTGs

    Cargo cranes to get $5 million environmental upgrade


    A $5-million grant program to help fund environmentally friendly cargo cranes and improve air quality at the Port of Long Beach has been approved by the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

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    Sydney’s green guidelines – one year on


    In 2006, Sydney Ports Corporation introduced a set of development guidelines for their port tenants. Now, one year on, the path towards sustainable developments has clearly begun with some wide ranging environmental initiatives and increased efficiency at many sites.

  • The vessel chosen for the first trial was the containership Horizon Reliance

    Horizon benefits from fuel and emission savings


    As a principle feature of its efficiency programme, Horizon Lines has long adopted a policy of polishing its vessels’ propellers every six months, and of dry docking for cleaning and repairs twice every five years.

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    Port of San Diego Clean Air Program Moves Forward


    Citing a need to improve air quality in neighbourhoods adjacent to its two marine terminals and cruise ship terminal, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a recommendation from its Environmental department to proceed with a Clean Air Program.

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    Four environmental projects approved at Port of San Diego


    Harbor Island in San Diego may soon become a hot spot for eco-tourists with its own “Walk of Discovery” along San Diego Bay. As part of a project to support ecotourism in San Diego, the educational walk is among the environmental projects approved by the Board of Port Commissioners.

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    Partnership with ZPMC


    Vycon has begun to work with Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC). ZPMC is a major manufacturer of cranes and large steel structures in operation in 62 countries and regions spanning over 120 terminals around the world.

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    Oakland’s Clean Air Programme


    The Port of Oakland and its partner, CleanAir TransPort, recently announced an initiative that will help clear the air, “Early Action for a Healthy Community.”