Americas – Page 8

  • Port of Seattle

    Seattle adopts sustainability priorities


    The Port of Seattle Commission has further committed to electrification as it outlined its sustainability priorities for 2019.

  • locomotive

    EPA grant for New Orleans retrofit


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a National Clean Diesel Funding grant to the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and project partner, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) to help retrofit the engine of a conventional diesel locomotive for a low-emission output beyond current requirements.

  • Viau Terminal

    Montreal investing in electrification


    The Port of Montreal’s Viau Terminal will explore equipment and infrastructure electrification to improve its efficiency and reduce emissions.

  • Port of Long Beach

    Long Beach gives back to community


    The Port of Long Beach is hosting a Community Grants Program workshop this month for North Long Beach groups interested in applying for grants for park space, air filtration and energy efficiency projects.

  • Port Saint John

    Coastal research to further ecology knowledge


    The Government of Canada is investing CAD$710,000 in coastal research initiatives in Canada’s Port Saint John to enable a greater understanding of ecology in the port and its environmental impacts.

  • Port of Los Angeles

    LA offers US$1m in community grants


    Sustainability projects will be considered for the Port of Los Angeles’ US$1m Community Investment Grant Program for 2019-20.

  • Port of Mobile, Alabama

    Emissions-reduction funding for Alabama


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a US$400,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program grant to the Alabama State Port Authority, to enable the replacement of one 1982 locomotive with a Tier IV locomotive engine at the Port of Mobile.

  • Port of Hueneme

    Plastic bottles aid Hueneme harbour project


    A project to deepen the Port of Hueneme’s harbour will incorporate wharf-stabilising pilings made from recycled plastic bottles.

  • News

    US$2m for PANYNJ truck replacement


    US$2m has been allocated to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace up to 80 model year 2006 and older short-haul trucks that service its marine terminals.

  • Containers

    First US electric straddle carrier testing


    The Port of New York and New Jersey will undertake testing of the first all-electric straddle carrier in the US for the first time at any US port as part of its bid to meet Paris Climate Agreement greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets.

  • truck

    RNG gas to help clean up California ports


    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will supply Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to intermodal trucking company Overseas Freight as part of an emissions reduction initiative in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

  • The Port of Baltimore

    US$2.4m funding for Baltimore eco-equipment


    The Port of Baltimore has been awarded US$2.4m from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repower marine engines and upgrade diesel dray trucks and cargo handling equipment to help reduce emissions and improve air quality.

  • Port of Seattle

    NWSA engine emissions rule kicks in


    As of 1 January 2019, only trucks with a 2007 or newer engine or equipped with a certified retrofit are allowed to enter the international container terminals of The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) under its Clean Truck Program rule.

  • CGSA

    South America’s first CO2-neutral port


    Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) has become the first port in South America to obtain carbon-neutral certification following its efforts to implement sustainability initiatives and incorporate technologies that reduce its operational impact.

  • Waterson Terminal Services at ProvPort on Rhode Island has joined the Green Marine environmental programme Photo: wikimedia

    Waterson goes green at ProvPort


    Waterson Terminal Services is joining the Green Marine environmental certification programme for its stevedoring and terminal operations at ProvPort, Rhode Island.

  • 'Atlantic'

    Canaveral supports sand protection project


    A Canaveral Port Authority-sponsored project aims to protect the coastal environment by moving more than 1.3m cubic yards of sand to replenish 3.5m of beach south of Port Canaveral in Florida.

  • Port of Vancouver

    Canada shore power project complete


    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has completed a shore power project to reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution by enabling ships to shut down their diesel engines and connect to an electrical grid supplied by renewable energy sources.

  • Port of Seattle

    Major green targets for US$348m US port plan


    The Port of Seattle’s US$348m 2019-2023 capital investment plan includes US$30m for waterfront electrification to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waterfront equipment and cruise vessels at berth and improve air quality for maritime workers and residents.

  • Port of Oakland

    Second trucking firm goes electric at Oakland


    Impact Transportation has become the second trucking company at the Port of Oakland to invest in zero emissions equipment with the purchase of an all-electric truck for yard operations.

  • Port of Hueneme

    USD$3m for Hueneme zero emissions project


    The Port of Hueneme has been awarded USD$3m from the California Air Resources Board to launch a zero emissions ship to shore freight project.