• 2013 April 12 15:36

    Port of Los Angeles expands Marina Engine Exchange Program

    In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “threestar”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower), said in the port's press release.

    The Port of Los Angeles is offering boat owners 75 percent of the total cost (up to $2,000) to replace old outboard motors with new motors, which includes purchase price, labor for replacement, and recycling of the old motor. New motors meet CARB’s most recent exhaust emission standards and produce 65 percent fewer emissions than 2001 model year engines.

    Since the Port began offering this program in 2012, nearly 30 outboard motors have received funding, resulting in the reduction of approximately 3,300 pounds of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen annually.

    In order to qualify, an applicant’s boat must have an operational, two-stroke outboard motor no greater than 10 horsepower and be located in a Port of Los Angeles marina. Upon engine replacement, the boat must remain in a Port of Los Angeles marina for at least one year.

    The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.


2015 January 29

19:18 From January 1, 2015, Maersk ships sailing in the Baltic Sea run on low-sulphur fuel (photo)
19:15 MABUX: Bunker prices to edge downward next week
18:49 Sovcomflot’s fleet under RS supervision increased by 33% to 40 vessels in 2014
18:27 Fincantieri set up company in Trieste, Italy
17:53 Finnish union AKT boycotts Unifeeder's container vessels in ports
17:51 LUKOIL starts upgrade of lube plant in Austria
17:29 HII names Rob Hogan VP, Manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding
17:05 Konecranes introduces UNITON overhead crane
16:17 Throughput of stevedoring companies of UCL Port up 7% to 30.5 mln t in 2014
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd omits Genoa Port on EAX Service
15:24 Bunker prices at Far East ports change in late 5th week (graph)
15:02 Hapag-Lloyd informs about temporary rotation change on WAN Service
14:49 Maaskant Shipyards delivers two custom-made offshore winches to Fugro
13:57 Port service vessel ВТН-74 built by Pella Shipyard (Leningrad region) for RF Navy delivered to port Baltijsk
13:23 Gazprom posts 9M’14 net profit of RUB 556.25 mln (-35%, year-on-year)
12:52 Nuclear icebreaker Taimyr assists M/V Yury Arshenevsky from Arkhangelsk to Sabetta (photo)
12:34 US Coast Guard rescued two men stranded on a Bahamian Island
11:43 RAO/CIS Offshore 2015 to focus on prospects of development of offshore oil and gas fields
11:13 Evergreen to beef up its fleet with eleven chartered mega-containerships
11:04 The Douglas Channel LNG Consortium takes full ownership and control of the Douglas Channel LNG project
10:39 MOL, Mitsui sign deal to charter LNG carrier
10:00 Baltic Dry Index down to 666 points
09:15 Oil price down to $48.47 in London and down to $44.45 in New York

2015 January 28

18:16 RF Government sets forth priority measures to ensure sustainable economic development and social stability in 2015
17:44 Pella Shipyard launched tugboat MB-96 for the Baltic Fleet
17:22 Gdansk Port expansion project worth nearly EUR 300M set to begin
16:59 Throughput of Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port down 17.2% to 3.357 mln t in 2014
16:00 Vroon takes delivery of VOS Glory at Fujian Shipbuilding Trading
15:03 Siwertell secures a road-mobile unloader order from Medcem
14:03 Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion solution for 3 new gas fuelled tugs
14:03 KOTUG gets exclusive contract for towage services in the Port of Rotterdam
14:00 Boskalis and Van Oord to construct artificial island off the coast of Jakarta
13:58 Damen delivers Stan Launches for Multraship boatmen
13:30 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Melite with Glencore
13:00 CMA CGM group informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the Swahili service, from the United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar
12:58 OSM New Build delivers Troms Mira
12:56 Georgia seeks to enter the Scandinavian market through Lithuania
12:16 Carnival and China Merchants Group join hands to help expand cruise industry in China
11:29 Throughput of Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg down 2.2% to 387,600 TEUs in 2014
11:07 Incotec Cargo carried over 25,000 t of project cargoes in 2014 (photo)
10:15 New Russia – Turkey gas pipeline route approved at meeting in Ankara
09:53 Oil price up to $49.6 in London and up to $46.23 in New York
09:38 Baltic Dry Index down to 688 points
09:16 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg go down in early 5th week
08:04 NewLead Holdings announces expansion of fleet to ten vessels

2015 January 27

18:15 Bunker prices at Far East ports slightly down in early 5th week
18:03 Italian harbour towage and offshore operator CORIMA orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810
18:00 Hapag-Lloyd extends suspension of eastbound Los Angeles call on Pacific Atlantic 1
17:58 Distri Rail increases rail service between the new APMT2 terminal and Duisburg
16:38 NCSP Group cargo turnover for 2014 down 7% to 131 million tonnes
16:05 Vroon takes delivery of VOS Faithful
15:41 Agreement signed for introduction of traffic control system at Kerch ferry service
15:10 IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) approves campaign to measure black carbon emissions from shipping
15:03 Port of Antwerp handles 199 million tonnes of freight in 2014
14:53 Havyard increases its stake in Norwegian Electric Systems
14:21 Work to shortly commence on a new rail hub extension at the P&O Ferries terminal in Europoort
13:19 RS summurizes 2014 results
12:16 Sino-Global enters into MoU to acquire a small oil/chemical tanker
11:51 Ro-Ro Terminal of MMPK Bronka to obtain 6 tractors and 5 trailers under procurement contract signed by Fenix LLC (photo)
11:04 Port of Savannah tops 3.3 million TEUs in 2014