Americas – Page 8

  • Port of Los Angeles

    LA cuts emissions by reducing vessel speeds


    The Port of Los Angeles has recognised 28 shipping lines for their participation in its Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP) to help decrease operational emissions.

  • A Seabin in action Photo: Seabin Project

    Seabin helps clean up US waterways


    The Port of Hueneme is taking action to keep California’s coastline clean through a partnership with the Seabin Project which will result in 1.5 tonnes of marine pollution extracted from local waterways by the end of 2019.

  • Port of Oakland

    Emissions drive sees air quality benefits


    A major California port operator projects big air quality gains from a three-month-old emissions reduction programme.

  • Port of Long Beach

    Ships slow down for cleaner California air


    The Port of Long Beach has recognised more than 135 shipping lines for voluntarily participating in its programme offering financial incentives for cargo vessels to slow down near the port to reduce air pollution.

  • Electric hybrid trucks at the Port of New Orleans Photo: Port NOLA

    New Orleans expands electric vehicle fleet


    The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has expanded its electric vehicle fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Clean Fuel Partnership programme.

  • The Port of Oakland has approved a plan to improve air quality Photo:

    Oakland approves air quality plan


    Port of Oakland commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the port’s maritime operations.

  • The Ports of Indiana has been awarded Green Marine certification Photo: Ports of Indiana

    Green Marine certification for Indiana


    The Ports of Indiana has received Green Marine certification for all three of its port locations for its commitment to advance environmental sustainability initiatives.

  • The Port of Anacortes has joined the Green Marine programme Photo: wikimedia

    Anacortes joins Green Marine programme


    The Port of Anacortes is the fifth port in the State of Washington to become a Green Marine participant and the 22nd United States port to do so, equalling the number of Canadian ports participating in the programme.

  • Port of San Diego

    Port of San Diego receives recycling award


    The Port of San Diego has been selected as ‘Recycler of the Year’ by the City of San Diego as part of the city’s 2019 Business Waste Reduction and Recycling awards programme.

  • 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.