• 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 July 23

18:04 Pantos Logistics opens DC at Maasvlakte
17:57 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 3.5% to 11.11 mln TEUs in HI’14
17:45 BMT partners with Ares Shipyard to deliver 17 patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard
16:45 COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard delivers one jack-up rig to its Asian buyer
15:44 Hapag-Lloyd informs about void sailing for the WSX service
14:56 COSCO Container Lines announces Rate Restoration for Far East to South Africa trade
14:48 Ocean Yield's three LEGCs to have MAN ME-GI ethane-fueled engines
14:47 COSCO Container Lines announces GRI for Far East to South America & Mexico trade
14:13 Odessa port reports on reduce of time for container trucks customs inspection
13:31 President of Russian Railways attends opening of transshipment terminal in North Korean port Rajin
12:15 COSCO Corporation secures offshore and shipbuilding contracts valued at USD300 million
12:09 Perrigault SA to acquire APM Terminals Le Havre share
11:16 Bunker prices go down at port St. Petersburg (graph)
11:00 Throughput of Neva Pipeline Company (Ust-Luga) exceeds 12.7 mln t from year beginning
10:40 Allocations of Russian Railways for Mga-Ivangorod line and approaches to southern ports of Gulf of Finland totaled RUB 6.3 bln in HI’14
10:09 Costa Concordia ready to tow, departure from Giglio Island
09:59 Net profit of TransContainer down 17.8% to RUB 1.9 bln in HI’14
09:48 Baltic Dry Index down to 723 points
09:40 Bunker prices in Far East ports changed in early 30th week (graph)
09:27 Transportation of diesel fuel to port Primorsk resumed
09:09 Oil price down to $107.33 in London and down to $104.42 in New York
09:08 Infrastructure Partnership to acquire APM Terminals Virginia container terminal

2014 July 22

18:09 3,200 t of foreign cargo delivered to port Sabetta under Yamal LNG project from April’14 (photo)
17:36 ZIM ranks 4th out of 22 global carriers in the 2013 CCWG lowest emissions performance
16:25 South Carolina Ports container throughput up 8 percent in 2014 fiscal year
16:16 Throughput of Rosterminalugol hits 8 mln t of cargo from year beginning
16:07 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard delivers a 4500m 2 Livestock Carrier to its European buyer
15:22 Product tanker TORM LOTTE helps to save up to 300 lives
14:57 Tanker Sakhalin being built by Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard for Rosneft to be launched on August 8
14:35 Supply of export oil products to port Primorsk suspended because of criminal tapping of pipeline
14:21 First gates moved to new locks for the Panama Canal Expansion
13:30 Laky Verf launches multipurpose boat of project 14М Patrulny-13 built for Russia’s Transport Supervision Agency (photo)
13:13 PIL takes delivery of multi-purpose vessel Kota Bistari
12:55 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport up 13.9% to 2.3 mln t in HI’14
12:41 PSA and ITE seal collaboration worth over $2 million to develop new genera tion of port specialists for Singapore’s future container terminals
12:13 Norwegian operator Ocean Yield ASA orders three ethane-fuelled gas carriers
11:52 Intermodal Terminal Projects in Vilnius and Kaunas are being implemented successfully
11:37 Lithuania to ensure safe navigation and improve working conditions for seafarers
11:20 ICS сalls for harmonised port state control with respect to ECAs
11:00 Baltic States and Poland to cooperate in intelligent transport system development
10:51 Paving of berth No 2 completed at port Bronka
10:20 HI’14 allocations of Multipurpose Transshipment Complex (Ust-Luga) for port infrastructure development hit RUB 133.5 mln
09:58 Vice president of Japan Business Federation visits Freeport of Riga
09:39 Baltic Dry Index down to 724 points
09:14 Oil price down to $111 in London and up to $104.59 in New York

2014 July 21

18:27 Subsea 7 exercises a charter option on the vessel Skandi Neptune
18:07 Cathelco gain IMO Type Approval for BWT system
17:51 Kleven inks a new shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based Joint Venture Company IES Pioneer
17:44 Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
17:35 11 cruise ships to visit Murmansk during cruise season (photo)
17:09 Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company handles seventh Triple-E boxship
16:46 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 10,933 in RF spot market
16:14 Bureau Veritas acquires Sistema PRI and enters the booming building and infrastructure market in Brazil
15:55 Container throughput of CTSP (Saint-Petersburg) down 1% to 195,300 TEUs in HI’14
15:30 Director General of Media-Group PortNews Elena Snitko awarded with a medal of Black Sea Ports Administration (photo)
15:21 De Hoop launches PSV for Delta Logistics
15:08 KAMPO OJSC commences delivery of modular boat of project 23370 to RF Navy (photo)
14:21 “K” Line confirms leakage of butyl acrylate at Laem Chabang Port
14:17 Throughput of Ukraine’s river ports up 61.5% to 1.85 mln t in HI’14
13:21 Swire Pacific Offshore celebrates the naming of its second L Class vessel, Pacific Legacy in Japan