• 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 July 28

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15:37 G6 Alliance announces schedule update between Asia and Europe
15:15 Funding agreed for GloMEEP Project
14:57 ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1 offshore wind energy link
14:27 BTP reaches major efficiency milestone, millionth container
14:02 Multi-functional modular vessel for Baltic Fleet launched in Kaliningrad Region (photo)
13:44 Bunker prices in the Far East ports sank in early 31st week (graph)
13:27 Pearl Seas Cruises plans "cultural voyages" to Cuba
13:18 Chinese shipyard CSSC delivers the CMA CGM Group the largest containership ever built in China
12:53 Kazakhstan joins WTO
12:10 NAT adds two Suezmax tankers to its fleet
11:49 CMA CGM implements a pioneer project, widens its logistics services offer in Uruguay
11:35 Georgia Ports moved record cargo volumes in FY2015
11:19 All passengers of Vanino ferry service delivered to Sakhalin (photo)
10:43 Jensen-designed LNG ATB receives “Approval in Principle” by ABS
10:28 Port of Gdansk pulls ahead of other ports
10:11 Brent Crude futures down 0.73% to $53,08, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.5% to $47.16
09:56 SBM Offshore completes $1.55bn financing of Cidade de Saquarema
09:44 Rosmorport announces tender for maintenance dredging at seaport of Novorossiysk
09:32 Ardmore Chinook takes delivery of third vessel in a series of four product carriers from Fukuoka Shipbuilding
09:25 Overcrowded yacht capsizes in Chelyabinsk region, one missing
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,090 points

2015 July 27

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17:57 CMA CGM container ship to call at southern Iranian port
17:28 Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) delivers tugboat RB-367 to RF Navy (photo)
17:17 OOCL's half-year volumes drop 2.3%, revenues – by 6.4%
16:47 Tanker and cargo ship collide in Shanghai
16:40 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 9,998 in RF spot market
16:19 ABB's Port of Teignmouth welcomes its first cruise ship
16:17 Irish Naval vessel LE NIAMH rescues about 500 migrants
15:06 UASC appoints new leadership to Board of Directors
14:33 Egyptian President attends NMDC’s presentation
13:51 Wintershall sells selected assets on the Nortwegian shelf
13:24 Subsea 7 and KBR join hands to deliver Concept and FEED services
12:52 Shell-BG recommended combination receives Brazilian antitrust clearance
12:36 Throughput of the Port of Antwerp up 6.4% to 104,529,242 t in HI’2015
12:34 Otto Marine announces court proceedings against Chargors of a share charge
11:59 Russian Federation’s Marine Doctrine approved
11:31 Senesco Marine Shipyard set to invest in efficient welding system
11:03 Cruise terminal in Pionersky (Kalinigrad Region) to service 400,000 passengers per year
10:25 Bankruptcy proceedings in respect of Lithuanian Shipping Company stopped
10:14 Ingalls Shipbuilding carries out fabrication of guided missile destroyer DDG 119
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.33% to $54.81, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.05% to $48.17
09:42 Navig8 Chemicals accepts delivery of eleventh tanker Navig8 Amessi
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2015 July 26

08:53 UNCTAD opens first regional office in Africa
08:51 Scorpio Tankers to sell shares of Dorian LPG
08:47 Matson promotes Kenny Gill to Vice President, Alaska
08:45 Hapag-Lloyd replaces ship on Atlantic Express 4 (AX4) Service
08:42 Fincantieri starts construction of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Silversea Cruises

2015 July 25

08:41 Finnlines awarded EU funding for environmental upgrading and sustaining the competitiveness for three of its major liner services
08:39 Zamakona Yards delivers “EUSKADI ALAI” the third tuna freezer vessel ordered by the Echebastar Group
08:37 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates for East Asia (excluding Japan) to Red Sea service
08:35 First train from China arrives in Rotterdam
08:32 CMA CGM upgrades its fleet and takes delivery of the CMA CGM CAYENNE

2015 July 24

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18:11 Diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol joins Black Sea Fleet of Russian Navy (photo)
17:52 Shipyard Lotos (Astrakhan region) launches tanker of Project RST25
17:26 Damen Shipyards Galati launches second DOC 8500 for Maersk Supplly Service
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