New Report Shows Benefits Frontline Communities Receive from Advanced Diesel Technology

Posted by Rypos on Oct 22, 2020 6:30:00 PM

The Port of Long Beach is committed to improving air quality and reducing the impact of goods movement through their port. To facilitate this, the Port conducts an annual inventory of air emissions from port-related sources to track progress for improving air quality and reducing health risks to surrounding communities. The Port's current findings show that the introduction of new generation diesel trucks has generated substantial clean air benefits for communities located near their freight facilities compared to previous levels.

The current emissions inventory released from the Port of Long Beach demonstrates the impact of introducing the latest clean diesel technology contributed towards substantial air quality improvements for communities located near freight facilities. In 2019, trucks serving the Port generated only 7 tons of fine particle (PM 2.5) emissions, a significant reduction from the nearly 200 tons produced in 2005. This reduction is despite a 14 percent increase in cargo volumes and largely due to the introduction of new technology diesel trucks.

The Port of Long Beach - Clean Trucks Program, instituted jointly by the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, requires that all trucks meet the latest tailpipe emissions standard for PM 2.5 and new trucks entering service in the port as of 2018 must meet the near-zero tailpipe emissions standard for ozone-forming compounds (NOx) as well. According to the latest data, 90 percent of the estimated 14,000 port trucks entering and exiting marine terminals in southern California are powered by diesel and about 65 percent are of the latest generation diesel technology. The remaining ten percent are primarily natural gas-powered vehicles. This is significantly better than California state, where only 36 percent of trucks are the latest generation diesel.

This newly published data demonstrates the impact the turnover of the latest generation diesel technology can have on frontline communities located near freight facilities as well as the states and regions across the country.

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Tags: Clean Diesel, Infrastructure, Shipping, Port

Spot Market Rates For Truckloads Near All-time Highs in August

Posted by Rypos on Oct 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Rates for truckloads reached all-time highs this August, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, the industry’s largest online marketplace for spot market freight. Van, refrigerated and flatbed rates increased month-over-month, and load-to-truck ratios rose in all three equipment types.

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Tags: Transportation, Infrastructure, Shipping

US Home Shopping Boom Leads to Shipping Line Growth Across the Globe

Posted by Rypos on Sep 23, 2020 4:00:00 PM

As more Americans shift their purchasing to online home shopping, transpacific sea freight rates have risen to the highest on record and fueled Asian container shipping industry growth.

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Tags: Marine, Shipping, intermodal

Reefer Shipping Forecasted to Outpace Dry Cargo Among Growing Container Trade

Posted by Rypos on Aug 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to an independent maritime research and consulting firm, Drewry, refrigerated container shipping is forecasted to outpace dry good container shipping by the end of 2021. They attribute this to the strength of the global food supply chain as well as the continued trade, both import and export of key food ingredients. Their report goes on to predict that reefer shipping will withstand current economic pressures, despite an expected tightening of the availability of refrigerated container equipment and will eventually reach over 150 million tons by the year 2024. This is an annual growth rate of close to 4 percent, faster than the expected growth in the dry cargo trade.

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Tags: Shipping, Reefer, Maritime

Five Ways the Shipping Industry Can Reduce its Carbon Emissions

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Sep 27, 2019 4:00:00 PM

In line with the Paris Agreement, the shipping industry is constantly looking to technology for ways to reduce its share of greenhouse gas emissions. Significant cuts in emissions however can be challenging to achieve unless fundamental changes are realised in the short term.

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Tags: Technology, Innovation, Shipping, MEPC

Cargo Ships are the World's Worst Polluters, so How Can They Be Made To Go Green?

Posted by Rypos on Sep 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

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Tags: Pollution, Shipping