Highlights From the Rypos March 2021 TRU Dealer Webinar

Posted by Rypos on Mar 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM

On March 24th, Rypos held our quarterly TRU Dealer Webinar.

The topics included discussion on ARB’s compliance regulation for DPF retrofits, a review of recent CARB activity, our Carrier & Thermo King filter availability, and Rypos' new product releases.

A summary of our presentation follows:

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Tags: CARB, TRU, ARB

Port of Long Beach Reports Record February Activity

Posted by Rypos on Mar 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM

An unprecedented surge in cargo volume lifted the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved over 770,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 40% plus increase over February 2020 and marking the largest year-over-year increase for a single month in the Port’s 110-year history.

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Tags: Ports, Shipping, Maritime, Long Beach

Metro Ports Acquire Tier 4 Locomotive

Posted by Rypos on Mar 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Metro Ports, an experienced terminal operator and stevedoring company with locations across the country serving the waterfront community with both cargo and passengers handling services announced it purchased a second Tier 4 locomotive engine for its Pier G operations at the Port of Long Beach in California.

Through the $1.2 million investment, Metro Ports anticipates reducing pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and reactive organic gas from their air emissions by more than 4.5 tons over the next 15 years. That represents a significant improvement in air-quality emissions over the local industry standard of currently operating Tier 2 equipment, Metro Ports officials said in a press release.

"The move coincides with the port's clean-air action plan, Metro Ports recognizes its position as an industry leader and seeks to inspire awareness with its early adoption of the newest technology in clean-air equipment," said Metro Ports President Robert Dickey.

The first unit, produced by “National Railway Equipment Company”, was purchased when the technology was still considered experimental. With their recent $1.2M investment, Metro Ports expects to reduce air emissions such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and reactive organic gas (ROG) by over 4.5 tons over the next 15 years. This represents a significant improvement in air quality emissions over the local industry standard of currently operating Tier 2 equipment. The "Tier" number is a classification assigned to operating equipment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), with a higher tier being assigned to cleaner-burning equipment with lower emissions. These improvements are not required by regulatory agencies but a voluntary, proactive step to lead the charge in environmental stewardship.

The new locomotive's addition is a project four years in the making, involving Knoxville Locomotive Works and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which coordinated to procure grant funds through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that were aimed at projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emission. These funds contributed to cover the total $3.2 million cost of the purchase, officials said.

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Tags: Pollution, Ports, Tier 4, Long Beach

EPA Announces Grants Totaling $46M to Help Reduce Emissions

Posted by Rypos on Feb 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new round of grant funding to support projects that reduce emissions from fleets of older diesel engines.

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Tags: Diesel, EPA, Grants

Ports and Ferry Systems Delivering Upgrades to Support a Sustainable Maritime Ecosystem

Posted by Rypos on Feb 5, 2021 12:30:00 PM

With the new U.S. administration, we are expecting a significant reversal in climate and environmental policies. At this point, we have already seen the new administration rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty focused on mitigating the impact climate change will have around the world. We anticipate this is not the first of sweeping changes that will impact the maritime industry.

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Tags: Marine, Legislation, Maritime, Environment

Air Pollution Linked to Rise in Cataract-Related Sight Loss

Posted by Rypos on Feb 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM
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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare, Environment

Rypos Receives CARB In-Use Compliance for Thermo King and Carrier TRUs

Posted by Rypos on Jan 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM

FRANKLIN, Mass., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RYPOS, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of advanced, exhaust filtration systems that reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines is pleased to announce the successful completion of the On-Road In-Use Compliance required by the California Air Resources Board for their entire Ultra Low Emission Transportation Refrigeration Unit active diesel particulate filter (DPF) product line.

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Tags: Compliance, CARB, TRU, ULETRU

Scientists Have New Understanding on the Effects of Air Pollution and the Effect on Humans

Posted by Rypos on Jan 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

It is impossible to ignore the presence of air pollution when it from obvious sources such as smoke from fires or smog from vehicle pollution. Polluted air can also be invisible and with impact to billions of people. The air we breathe can contain toxins from car traffic, coal-fired plants and oil refineries. 

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Tags: World Health Organization, Pollution, Healthcare

London Coroner Links Air Pollution to the Cause of Death for British Girl

Posted by Rypos on Jan 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A young girl from the United Kingdom became the first person to officially have air pollution listed as a cause of death, due to a fatal asthma attack in 2013. Legal experts believe this could open the door to lawsuits by pollution victims and their families. Estimates are that between 28,000 and 36,000 people will die as a result of toxic air pollution every year in the UK.

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Tags: Pollution, Legislation, Environment, UK

Reduced Shipping Pollution in 2020 from Regulation and COVID-19 Impacts

Posted by Rypos on Jan 7, 2021 6:00:00 AM

A global regulation that was meant to substantially reduce harmful sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships came into effect in January of 2020. Introduced by the International Maritime Organization, IMO 2020 intended to clean up the maritime industry has had reduced benefits due to the bigger impact to the industry from Covid-19.

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Tags: Pollution, Shipping, COVID-19, Environment