• 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.

2016 February 10

17:51 Exercise of the Caspian Flotilla ship grouping started in the Caspian Sea
17:36 BMW’s processing facility at the Port of Galveston due to open in April 2016
17:20 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 6.8% to 3.27 mln t in Jan'16
17:04 Cargotec's Board of Directors approves long-term incentive programme for management
17:02 Sergei Donskoi submitted to UN Commission Russia’s application on expansion of its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean
16:46 Verification of tonnage figures for BWM Convention completed - ​IMO
16:44 Port of Felixstowe offers container weighing solution
16:41 Intermodal Asia returns to Shanghai for 2016
16:37 ABP’s network of five ports in South Wales posts cargo volume of 12.5 million tonnes in 2015
16:04 TTS secures several marine equipment contracts
15:04 BMT provides new design for the River Murray ferry services
14:50 Maersk Line provides containers for the Logistics Museum
14:39 Stena Line to move service from Majnabbe terminal at the Port of Gothenburg
14:31 Wärtsilä fuel flexibility supporting Japan's 'gas age' shipping sector
14:10 ABS Europe and Africa Division President Kirsi Tikka elected as a Foreign Member of the NAE
13:10 Bibby Offshore develops collaborative approach to unlock subsea productivity
12:51 Implementation of CTSP development program in 2015
12:27 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 16 vessels
12:10 Transport workers protest across Europe in support of Polish dockers
11:30 BG03 approved to serve vessels by the Cyprus registry
11:05 ICS publishes Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2015/2016
10:55 Fratelli Neri takes delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 3212
10:35 Brent Crude futures price down 2.54% to $31.09, Light Sweet Crude - up 2.38% to $28.6
10:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 291 points
09:56 Bunker prices are still high at port St. Petersburg (graph)
09:37 Victor Olersky takes up a post of Deputy Minister of Transport – Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
09:19 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) down 30.8% % to 1.8 mln t in Jan'16

2016 February 9

18:06 ITF and IDC ink statement of intent
17:35 LNG Gorskaya set to have its floating storage unit built at shipyard Maris
17:06 Wilhelmsen Ship Management certified by TRACE
16:51 Port of New York and New Jersey cargo volume up 10.4 percent to 6,371,720 20 TEUs in 2015
16:44 Crude exports via CPC terminal up 9.5% to 3.91 mln t in Jan'16 in Jan'16
16:31 Fincantieri starts works on the logistic support unit for Italian Navy’s fleet
16:01 Throughput of port Klaipeda (Lithuania) up 5.1% to 3.16 mln t in Jan'16
15:56 Fincantieri launches “Majestic Princess” for Carnival Group
15:40 Caspian Flotilla Marines moved to the ranges in the course of the combat readiness inspection
15:17 Throughput of port Liepaja (Latvia) up 8.6% to 477,800 t in Jan'16
14:58 Novoship selects Ecochlor BWTS for installation on four tankers
14:39 MGO prices at port Vladivostok are down to the level of port Singapore (graph)
14:23 Technip awarded a subsea contract for the South Santa Cruz and Barataria fields in the Gulf of Mexico
14:03 Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System chosen for new crane ship design
13:25 Throughput of port Taganrog down 39.8% to 164,700 t in Jan'16
12:48 Lithuanian LNG terminal services demand triples
12:12 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Semirio with SwissMarine
11:56 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg increased social expenses by 38%
11:26 First Panama Canal water-saving basin filled
11:24 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 4 vessels
11:01 IMO Member States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
10:58 Meyer Turku Yard confirms contract with TTS Marine AB for delivery of access equipment to their fifth and sixth newbuildings for TUI Cruises
10:20 Brent Crude futures price down 0.17% to $32.82, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.83% to $29.94
09:49 ABP's ports in Scotland set to expand with new land in Ayr
09:13 Baltic Dry Index down to 293 points

2016 February 8

18:22 Throughput of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port down 31.4% to 121,900 t in Jan'16
18:06 Western Bulk ASA sells 100% of subsidiary WB Chartering to Kistefos AS
17:47 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 3,307 in RF spot market
17:25 Throughput of Kavkaz down 20% to 1.11 mln t in Jan'16
17:04 Krishnapatnam Port marks a new milestone with Hanjin's first service call
16:51 Throughput of port Odessa (Ukraine) down 19.2% to 1.64 mln t in Jan'16
16:26 Freeport of Ventspils authority invites to apply for acceptance of hazardous waste from vessels (scrubbers) at the Port of Ventspils
16:04 New offshore vessel to be fitted with Cathelco Ballast Water Treatment System