• 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 November 26

18:02 COSCO Container Lines announces GRI for Central America trade
17:51 Construction of LNG terminal at Vysotsk seaport to commence in 2016 (photo)
17:22 COSCO Container Lines announces General Rate Increase for Far East to West Coast South America & Mexico trade
17:18 Yusen extends relationship with Ford with Major LTL Win for Central Europe
17:12 Steel cutting ceremony held at Vyborg Shipyard for icebreaking supply vessel of project NB 511 under the order of Sovcomflot
17:05 Stora Enso and PSA Zeebrugge extend cooperation
16:35 Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal extends operations with Hector Rail
16:22 COSCO Container Lines announces General Rate Increase for Far East to East Coast South America trade
16:05 BIMCO to develop standard term sheet for ship finance
15:47 Optimised MacGregor equipment package ordered for Intership’s new eco-bulker trio
15:43 World's largest LNG powered PSV enters Statoil chart
15:35 MOL Liner implements Low Sulfur Fuel Charge effective January 2015
15:31 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announces fleet expansion for Oceania Cruises in 2016
15:31 BMT involved in Samalaju Port Development
15:28 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard started production of the New Icebreaking Multipurpose Supply Vessel
15:25 APM Terminals Maasvlakte II begins landside 24/7 operations
15:15 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 14m-tonne milestone
15:05 Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas completes bow-to-stern revitalization
14:31 Matson's 2015 Westbound Hawaii service rates to increase by $225 per container
14:26 RF Gvt publishes draft State Programme on introduction of gas engine equipment with water transport subprogramme
14:03 A new ship routeing system to come into effect on 1 June, 2015 at Papua New Guinea’s Jomard Entrance
13:33 Amendments introduced into Compulsory Regulations on Ust-Luga seaport
13:31 Matson's 2015 Guam and Micronesia service rates to increase by $225 per container
13:01 Diana Shipping Inc. reports financial results for Q3 2014
12:30 Island Offshore awarded of several new contracts the value of NOK 380 mill
12:20 COSCON enhances East Africa Services
12:18 Optimised MacGregor equipment package ordered for Intership's new eco-bulker trio
12:14 CMA CGM Group buys shipping company OPDR
12:01 Saipem’s local company ERSAI awarded major new contract in the Caspian Region
11:28 RAO/CIS Offshore 2015 to focus on exploration and development of the Arctic, Far Eastern offshore deposits, to address effective international cooperation
11:02 Five of Vroon’s newbuilding vessels have been named at Fujian Shipyard
10:57 Bunker market of port St. Petersburg sees further decline of prices in 48th week (graph)
10:27 “K” Line PCC vessel cooperates in rescue of 4 crewmen from yacht
10:12 Helix contracts Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for major upgrade Seawell
10:08 Evergreen increases service offering on Asia - East Africa routes
09:39 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,313 points
09:15 Oil price down to $78.33 in London and down to $74.09 in New York

2014 November 25

18:11 Cruiser "Aurora" to leave Kronshtadt Shipyard’s dock and icebreaker “Krasin" to return to permanent mooring on November 26
18:05 First vessel for Kuma is launched
17:45 Port of Long Beach to use vacant pier to relocate empty containers for next 5 months
16:50 Bunker prices at Far East ports decline in early 48th week (graph)
16:42 Epic Bali involved in search and rescue operation off Italy
16:04 AMSA bans repeat offender from Australian ports
15:42 Navantia launches ninth fast landing craft for Australia
15:28 RF Transport Ministry publishes draft compulsory regulations on port Vysotsk (Leningrad region)
15:09 Damen delivers instrumentation package to "Margaret Ann"
15:04 M/V "MANSOUR M" banned for the 3rd time after subsequent detentions
15:00 Song Thu Corporation shipyard holds keel laying ceremony for RS class dredger
14:51 Port of Hamburg throughput up to 110 million tons in the first nine months of 2014
14:20 Three BMT-designed Flex Ferries delivered in Singapore
13:59 Laky Verf launches 14М boat and lays down 17MJ boat (photo)
13:20 IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
12:33 CMA CGM launches ASEA Kenya and ASEA Tanzania services
12:01 Hantong Ship Heavy Industry launches bulk carrier for DASIN at Hantong
11:49 SOCAR President says Southern Gas Corridor contributes to energy security of Europe
11:08 Hapag-Lloyd suspends sailings on South China 1 Service
10:57 APM Terminals Rotterdam awarded European Productivity Leader
10:40 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,317 points
09:38 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 9,634 in RF spot market
09:19 Oil price down to $79.5 in London and down to $75.69 in New York