• 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 April 1

20:48 Mega boxship MSC Oliver enters service with Mediterranean Shipping Company's fleet
20:44 Launching of the website of Russia's candidate for the IMO Secretary General post
17:39 IMO receives nominations of six candidates for position of IMO Secretary-General
17:34 BMT SMART partners with Aage Hempel
17:02 Knightsbridge announces closing of the merger with Golden Ocean
16:32 Diana Shipping Inc. signs a Term Loan Facility with ABN AMRO BANK
16:25 Vladimir Nikitin officially introduced as Director General to the staff of the Krylov State Research Centre (photo)
16:02 CMA CGM changes the rotation of its EURAF 4 line
15:31 Dmitry Medvedev orders to resume budgetary allocations for designing of port in Pionersky (Kaliningrad)
15:15 Navigation season officially opened in Azov-Don Basin
15:02 CMA CGM to implement a blank sailing program for April 2015 on its Far East - North Europe lines
14:50 Vanino Customs joins Khabarovsk Customs
14:41 ICTSI Adriatic unit services largest vessel to call in Croatia
14:35 SeaZip Offshore Service takes delivery of two more Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers
14:32 Busan Port total cargo volume up 13.7% to 1.515 mil.TEUs in Feb 2015
14:32 Royal Bahamas Defence Force takes delivery of last of four Stan Patrol 4207 vessels
14:13 Tatiana Antosiyeva appointed Chief Engineer of Rosmorport’s Sakhalin Branch
14:02 Hapag-Lloyd informs about void vessel position for Far East Trade – Europe - Asia / Loop 4
13:41 IUMI’ Spring Statistics report a continued reduction in total losses
13:39 Hess selects BMT for Stampede Marine Monitoring System
13:32 Seaspan accepts delivery of seventh 10000 TEU SAVER containership
13:02 WAN HAI to launch independent South China-Vietnam-Malaysia Service
12:42 Ingalls Shipbuilding gets $499.8 million contract for eighth NSC
12:02 OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services
11:30 FESCO announces cash tender offers for certain outstanding debt securities
11:29 Loading at Russian Railways network down 0.6% to 292.1 mln t in Jan-Mar’15
10:51 Bunker market of port St. Petersburg sees mixed price movements in early 14th week (graph)
10:08 COSCO announces rescheduling of delivery of drilling rigs
09:56 Baltic Dry Index up to 602 points
09:43 Consolidated profit of Commercial Port of Vladivostok up 1.6 times to RUB 2.72 bln in 2014
09:18 DEME and Nordsee Offshore to co-develop the MEG I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea
09:05 Oil price down to $55.11 in London and down to $47.6 in New York
08:36 Helsinki and Tallinn to further develop the TWIN-PORT concept
08:29 Rosmorport announces tender for maintenance dredging at the approaches to port Kavkaz

2015 March 31

17:35 US Coast Guard rescues nine crewmembers from tall ship
17:08 Bunker prices at port Novorossiysk slightly down in early 14th week (graph)
17:06 Norwegian Cruise Line announces New Chairman and other appointments
17:04 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to West Africa
17:01 ZIM posts net loss of $127 million for 2014
16:56 Abu Dhabi Ports and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions sign Musataha agreement
16:54 Jurong Shipyard secures letter of intent for the engineering an construction of a new semi-submersible crane vessel
16:51 “K” Line takes delivery of 14,000TEU container vessel “Millau Bridge”
16:48 Hamburg Süd closes take-over of CCNI’s container liner activities
16:46 Vroon Offshore Services Singapore takes delivery of VOS Chablis
16:00 Gazprom Neft’s BoD recommends payment of RUB 30.67 bln as dividends for 2014
14:59 Bunker prices at Far East ports go up in early 14th week (graph)
14:33 Cargotec becomes a sole owner in China Crane Investment Holdings Limited
14:15 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves Rosneft’s acquisition of 49% shares of Rosnefteflot
14:03 MOL to launch biannual vessel safety campaign
13:41 FESCO’s export-import sea container transportation up 16.6% to 428,137 TEUs in 2014
13:24 IMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines
13:03 Konecranes received an order for three waste to energy cranes from Andritz Oy
12:54 RF President signs amendments into Merchant Marine Code of Russia
12:23 MOL to name new Chairman, President
12:06 DryShips announces agreements to sell its tanker fleet
12:02 Production starts from the Maersk Oil’s new platform in the Danish North Sea
11:35 Harkand wins multi-million pound deal with Maersk Oil North Sea
10:48 Container throughput of FESCO Group up 7.7% to 513,581 TEUs in 2014
10:19 Consolidated revenue of FESCO Group down 1.9% to $1.11 bln in 2014
09:55 Gate terminal starts construction of LNG break bulk facility at the port of Rotterdam