In recognition of California Clean Air Day, the Port of Long Beach on Wednesday announced the demonstration of hydrogen- and electric-powered cargo-handling equipment at two shipping terminals, in pursuit of its goal to become the world’s first zero-emissions seaport.
The Port of Long Beach’s clean-air efforts have continued dramatic reductions in air pollution, including an 87% cut in diesel emissions, according to the latest comprehensive study.
The Port of Long Beach has been awarded $4,777,500 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to enhance safeguards at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.
Port of Long Beach this week awarded more than $1.3 million through its Community Grants Program for 16 proposed projects to improve air quality and energy efficiency at facilities used by the public.
Port of Long Beach cargo volumes last month were down from the previous July, when the number of containers moved through the harbor neared 700,000 TEUs.
Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Jewel, the cleanest container ship to visit the United States, stopped by the Port of Long Beach last month.
Tariffs continue to impact cargo traffic at the Port of Long Beach, where volumes declined in June compared to the same month in 2018.
More than 135 shipping lines at the Port of Long Beach recently were lauded for voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Incentive Program, which offers financial incentives for cargo vessels to slow down near the port to reduce air pollution.
Port of Long Beach cargo volumes in May fell compared to a year ago, when a historic high was set for the month.