Americas – Page 4

  • Quebec Port Authority is a founding member of Green Marine Photo: QPA
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    Green cruising in Quebec

    2020-07-16T10:00:00Z

    For almost ten years Quebec Port Authority (QPA) has been guided by chief executive officer Mario Girard. “One of my two objectives from the beginning was for the port to become leader in the world in sustainability,” he tells Susan Parker

  • Norfolk International Terminals
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    US cash injection to green port operations

    2020-07-14T12:00:00Z

    US ports are investing in zero-emission projects following a massive cash injection from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

  • Clean truck
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    Clean truck rule piles pressure on ports

    2020-06-30T13:09:00Z

    A first-in-the-world rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks from 2024 will place more pressure on ports to invest in sustainable vehicles.

  • electric vehicles
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    Electric vehicles tackle CO2 emissions

    2020-06-11T13:59:00Z

    A US port has made an eco-investment in five electric vehicles and three charging stations in order to reduce CO2 emissions.

  • The vessels will be able to operate fully on battery power or revert to hybrid mode Photo: Vigor
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    Hybrid-electric American ferries

    2020-06-10T12:46:00Z

    The newest additions to the Washington State ferry fleet will be powered by ABB hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage systems.

  • Federal Marine Terminals at Port Manatee has turned to a cloud based TOS US Photo: FMT
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    Greater terminal efficiency in Florida

    2020-05-20T12:13:00Z

    A stevedoring company has implemented a cloud based terminal operating system to give it greater operational efficiency.

  • The Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal began a US$24 million redevelopment project in 2017 Photo: Port of San Diego
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    Microgrid project will cut port energy costs

    2020-05-19T11:29:00Z

    An American port is embracing the benefits of microgrids – a greener way of fulfilling a portion of the operation’s power needs.

  • Seattle continues to focus on sustainability while responding to the global Covid-19 pandemic Image: Port of Seattle
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    Taking major action on climate change

    2020-04-28T10:41:00Z

    One US port has a major ambition, to be the greenest and most energy efficient port in North America.

  • Port of Hueneme
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    Green efforts shared on Earth Day

    2020-04-23T18:00:00Z

    A California port has marked the 50th annual Earth Day by sharing the results from its latest Green Marine certification assessment and reaffirming its commitment to environmental sustainability.

  • rail operations at the Port of Long Beach
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    US$14.5m grant for rail project

    2020-04-14T01:21:00Z

    A US port has been awarded a US$14.5m grant to help fund a rail project designed to improve rail efficiency throughout the port complex.

  • environmental impact assessment
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    Concern over eco impact of terminal project

    2020-04-14T00:20:00Z

    A Canadian port authority has defended its plan to build a new container terminal following an environmental impact assessment which concluded that the project would have a significant impact on wildlife habitats, wetlands and indigenous communities.

  • Port of Seattle
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    US port supports clean fuels standard

    2020-03-04T22:57:00Z

    A port in Washington, US, has called for continued progress toward a statewide Clean Fuels Standard in a bid to aid its sustainability goals.

  • The Taylor battery-electric top handlers can make it through the daily two-shift cycle before needing a recharge Photo: POLB
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    Driving down handling emissions dockside

    2020-03-02T12:51:00Z

    A Californian port is testing the ability of electric top handlers to reduce emissions and handle the rigors of operating in a real-world environment.

  • clean truck
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    US emission-reduction initiatives at risk

    2020-02-20T17:13:00Z

    Environmental emissions-reduction initiatives at US ports could suffer as a result of a reduced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget in 2021.

  • Port of Virginia
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    Offshore wind boost for US

    2020-01-30T10:29:00Z

    A Danish energy company will lease a portion of a US port terminal for offshore wind work in an agreement which could help accelerate wind energy activity in the port’s home state and throughout the US.

  • Pier B rail facility
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    California port to invest US$1bn in rail

    2020-01-29T16:14:00Z

    A Californian port plans to invest US$1bn in rail improvements over the next decade as it continues to strive for sustainability.

  • 'Teresa Brusco'
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    Tug tackles NOx port closer to zero-emissions

    2020-01-16T16:54:00Z

    A new tug with Tier 3 technology to cut emissions will be based at a California port intent on strengthening its commitment to environmentally friendly operations.

  • Port of Baltimore
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    US$1.8m grant to invest in eco equipment

    2020-01-07T09:45:00Z

    A port on the east coast of the US has secured a US$1.8m grant to replace diesel-powered equipment with more environmentally friendly versions to reduce emissions.

  • Port of Baltimore
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    US$500,000 port body grant for eco project

    2019-11-27T09:58:00Z

    A 16-acre county park is gearing up for environmental improvements with the support of a US$500,000 grant from a US port administration.

  • PERS award
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    First Ecoports PERS award for Caribbean port

    2019-11-18T16:04:00Z

    A Caribbean-located port has achieved Ecoports’ Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certificate for the first time.