Americas – Page 7

  • Port of Long Beach

    US port cuts emissions despite being busier


    Efforts by a California port to reduce air pollution have paid off, with the latest analysis showing an 87% cut in diesel emissions despite increased throughput.

  • Port of San Diego

    California port celebrates ‘Green Port Month’


    A Californian port is celebrating September as ‘Green Port Month’ with environmental awards, employee educational events and by sponsoring a cleanup site.

  • Port of Los Angeles

    California port gives US$1m to community


    A port in California has selected 30 local organisations to receive a total of US$1m in grants for FY 2019/20 under its Community Investment Sponsorship Program.

  • Port of Long Beach

    US Port gives US$1.3m for community projects


    A US port has awarded more than US$1.3m through its community grants programme for 16 proposed projects to improve air quality and energy efficiency at facilities used by the public.

  • rubbish

    California community cleans up


    A California coastal community is preparing to clean up its coastline as part of a traditional environmental initiative.

  • Vancouver Fraser Port

    Global collaboration to reduce ship emissions


    Canada’s Vancouver Fraser Port has launched several environmental initiatives. Christine Rigby, environmental specialist-air emissions at the port, explains what’s driving them

  • electric vehicle

    First electric container move from PANYNJ


    Best Transportation is the first trucking company to move a container from the Port of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) using an electric vehicle.

  • GSC Logistics truck

    Electric exploration progresses in California


    A major Port of Oakland freight hauler plans to add two new electric trucks to its operations by October to discover if zero-emission battery-powered tractors can haul cargo containers over highways.

  • 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.