• 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.


2014 September 2

17:47 Throughput of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) up 19% to some 2.2 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
17:32 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces BUC on cargo from Adriatic/West Med. to South Africa & Mozambique
17:20 Bunker prices at Far East ports down in early 36th week (graph)
17:08 MOL pledges emergency support to combat spread of Ebola in Liberia
16:40 Oil product exports via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II up 8.8% to 8.51 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
16:32 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces BUC on cargo from North Europe to South Africa
16:08 NYK opens new planning center in Kumamoto
16:07 IMR picks Optimarin BWT system for its new RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen
15:50 Baltic Fuel Company obtains approval of Saint-Petersburg Administration for land reclamation at Turukhtannye Islands (picture)
15:50 Damen completes a major upgrade of a Keppel Fels ‘N’ Class drilling rig within schedule
15:32 Statoil and DNV GL to drive subsea factory interface standardisation
15:23 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 12.6% to 3.55 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
15:11 Palmaly Group takes delivery of Shovket Alekperova, seventh tanker of project RST22M (photo)
15:09 Mojo Maritime’s HF4 demonstrates stunning Dynamic Positioning performance and manoeuvring characteristics
14:53 IAA PortNews offers exclusive services
14:31 Wärtsilä and Yuchai joint venture inaugurates new medium-speed marine engine factory in China
14:09 AIDA Cruises has been voted Germany's most family-friendly cruise company
14:09 Khalifa Port Container Terminal ranks fifth in annual EMEA Port Productivity report
13:31 Prologis to develop logistics facility at Prologis Parc Venlo at Trade Port North
13:08 The Panama Canal Authority certifies Verified Emission Reductions or carbon credits
12:46 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) saw 6 cruise ships on August’31
12:32 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces BUC on cargo to/from the Canaries
12:31 Post-Kogeko sets up business on Maasvlakte
12:08 Kleven Verft launches Exploration Support Vessel
11:45 CMA CGM to participate in WorldFood Moscow
11:24 Loading at Russian Railways network down 1.4% to 808.4 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
10:00 Ports of Auckland increases freight rail service to bring efficiencies
09:48 Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new rail connection between Scandinavia and France / Spain
09:30 RF Government publishes draft decree on construction of Kerch Strait bridge
09:07 Oil price down to $102.79 in London
08:31 Van Oord orders a new subsea rock installation vessel

2014 September 1

18:26 Visser & Smit Marine Contracting changes name to VBMS
18:06 Nautronix сommissions largest NASDive digital diver communications system
17:58 Official promises improvement of situation with depth at Russian IWW
17:50 Deep Sea Supply's AHTS fleet had an average gross income of approx. USD 23.300 per ship per day in August
17:06 MPE Interiors manufactures and fitted-out a new lorry drivers’ lounge for Stena Line’s ferry terminal
16:25 Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering holds keel laying ceremony for No.one 2400TEU container vessel
16:21 Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG expands fleet of electric vehicles to 64
16:09 Imtech Marine Nav/Com partner for Ship owner Groen
15:59 Net profit of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port up 9.9 times to $137.9 mln in HI’14
15:15 Throughput of Baltic Coal Terminal (Latvia) down 8.4% to 2.77 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
15:05 JSC “Latvian Shipping Company” posts H1 2014 results
14:48 ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller announce world’s first installation of a CFRP Propeller on a merchant vessel
14:28 Kaliningrad Branch of Baltic Sea Ports Authority commences operation
13:52 Australia expands sanctions against Russia
11:35 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 11,755 in RF spot market
11:03 Acceptance commission accepts Pella's tugboat “RB-407”
10:36 Samsung Heavy Industries announces merger with Samsung Engineering
09:51 FESCO posts its 1H’14 loss of RUB 1.9 bln
09:30 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,147 points
09:14 Oil price up to $103.19 in London and up to $95.96 in New York
08:43 BIMCO launches new eLearning module on voyage chartering

2014 August 31

14:50 Pirates hijack Thai tanker off Malaysia
12:47 MCG completes acquisition of the Super High Resolution MC2D survey in the Hoop area
11:48 Port of Rotterdam posts improvement in container handling of inland shipping
11:15 Havyard to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels
10:52 Hamburg Süd christenes container ship “San Christobal” in South Korea

2014 August 30

20:31 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S initiates first phase of share buy-back program
15:49 CMA CGM posts Q2 2014 results
14:39 FESCO posts H1 2014 results