Port of Oakland Predicting Strong Fourth Quarter Intermodal Activity

Posted by Rypos on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Imports and exports have rebounded at the Port of Oakland which expects a “strong fourth quarter for 2020.”

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Tags: Ports, intermodal

How Long Beach And Los Angeles Work Together To Create Safer, Greener Ports

Posted by Rypos on Jun 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to Pierce Nahigyan, Staff Writer for the Long Beach Business Journal, although the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles actively compete for trade, they are committed to working together on issues impact surrounding communities. Their environmental partnershipdates back decades and the relationship took a major leap forward in 2005, when the ports’ leadership developed the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). 

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Tags: Marine, Ports, Green

Environmental Health Hazards Impacting The City Of Long Beach

Posted by Greg Korst on May 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to air quality, Long Beach and Los Angeles County rank among the most polluted areas in the nation. According to the 2019 “State of the Air” report released by the American Lung Association (ALA) last month, Southern California residents “face the most challenging air pollution levels in the United States.”

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Tags: Emissions, Air Quality, Pollution, Ports

The Ports of LA/Long Beach Release Latest “Clean Truck” Goals Report

Posted by Rypos on Apr 10, 2019 3:30:00 PM

The final document incorporates public comment, which reflects the views of a wide and diverse group of constituents.

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Tags: Technology, California, Clean Diesel, Ports

Federal Govt Transport Policy Needed for West Coast Ports, Say Executive Directors

Posted by Rypos on Jul 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

In statements made at the recent “Ports & Terminals” luncheon in Oakland, two prominent port executives maintain that continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development remains a priority.

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Tags: California, Regulation, Ports

West Coast Ports Eye Strict Emissions Standards for Trucks, Call for Zero-Emission Rigs by 2035

Posted by Rypos on Feb 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Todd Dills, Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine discusses a new bill introduced this month in the Washington State House that seeks to require all trucks doing business at port terminals in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver to be powered by 2007 or newer model engines.

"The bill, if passed, would require all drayage trucks moving into and out of high-volume ports (with a total of more than 20 million annual tons of “domestic and foreign waterborne trade,” including Seattle and Tacoma) to be of 2007 and newer model year engines by January 1, 2019. It’s a strategy that has been pursued at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports previously, likewise more recently in New York and New Jersey.

Under the terms of the bill, further, by “January 1, 2035, all drayage trucks delivering goods to or receiving goods from a high-volume port must be zero emission vehicles.”

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Tags: Regulation, Emissions, Seattle, Ports