• 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 October 25

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10:14 Rickmers implements ECA surcharge
09:20 Kleven gets contract for building of unique vessel from diamond company De Beers

2014 October 24

18:38 Damen delivers the fourth of a series of five purpose built SRSVs
18:19 Diesel-electric submarine Vyborg joins Baltic Fleet upon completion of her technical readiness recovery (photo)
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17:07 Nevsky Shipyard signs contract for construction of four rescue tugboats (graphics)
16:34 Orient Overseas (International) Limited posts Q3 2014 results
16:03 Busan Port Authority to conduct “2014 Busan Port Safe Korea Excercise”
15:34 WEC Lines enhances Portugal - UK service at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal
15:16 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg allocates RUB 320.3 mln for implementation of its development programme in Jan-Sep’14
15:03 CMA CGM revises import THC in Mogadishu, Somalia
14:45 Fire extinguished at SOCAR's platform No441 of Narimanov oil and gas production department
14:31 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard deliveres a 80,000 DWT bulk carrier to its European buyer
14:10 Lithuania’s goal – a unified transport supply chain connecting Asian and European continents
14:00 One of the Product Tankers in Vela fleet transferred to Bahri's ownership
13:22 Next generation Wärtsilä WST-14 steerable thruster design awarded exceptional classification approval
13:01 NewLead Holdings Ltd. announces time charter contract of the M/V Newlead Castellano
12:39 Port of Ilyichevsk (Ukraine) accepts first batch of 84,200 t of coal from SAR
12:02 Tuco Marine discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats
12:00 Denmark nominates Andreas Nordseth for the post as Secretary General of United Nations’ IMO
11:30 Deep Sea Supply takes delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel
11:15 Sergey Frank elected as Chairman of United Shipbuilding Corporation’s BoD
11:00 A super luxury cruise ship launched at the Ancona shipyard
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10:31 The Global Shippers' Forum call for transparency on reduced sulphur surcharges
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09:53 APM Terminals refutes ITF statements on Aqaba Container Terminal
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2014 October 23

18:44 MABUX: Bunker prices to remain stable around today's level
18:06 P&O Ferries expands Teesport - Zeebrugge service
17:36 Kalmar launches its fifth generation Gloria reachstackers into the Americas
17:06 Bergen gets contract from Prosafe for berthing of the accommodation rig at Hanøytangen
16:30 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company improves services from Northern Europe to Boston and Philadelphia
16:19 MHI-MME agrees to license propeller production & marketing to a chinese manufacturer
16:17 Port of Antwerp throughput up 3.7% to 148,344,168 tonnes in Jan-Sept 2014
16:01 Construction of crane runway begins at port Bronka (photo)
16:01 MacGregor reorganises into seven operative Divisions
15:39 Throughput of ADP Group’s stevedoring companies up 7% to 3.2 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
15:25 OW Bunker posts Q3 2014 Interim Financial report
15:00 Navigation within water area of Big Port St. Petersburg is banned for small-size vessels
14:41 Spetsmornefteport Kozmino equips its berths with telescopic boarding bridges (photo)
14:03 Kuwait Oil Tanker Company receives fourth and final DWT 47K MR tanker from HMD “Mutriba”
13:12 Participants of Intermodal Europe 2014 to tour Port of Rotterdam
13:00 Colombian maritime professionals to be trained in Antwerp
12:43 Wärtsilä posts Interim Report for January-September 2014
12:00 Navis implements Navis N4 terminal operating system at Modern Terminals Limited in Hong Kong
11:11 Rail cargo transportation by CIS countries down 2.5% to 1.51 bln t in Jan-Sep’14
11:00 NYK again included in FTSE4Good Index
10:24 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,136 points
10:09 Construction begins on Crowley’s new Commitment Class LNG-powered ConRo ships
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09:14 Total’s BoD named Patrick Pouyanné CEO and President of the Executive Committee (Photo)

2014 October 22

18:09 Bureau Veritas Singapore Laboratory achieves LEED Gold Certification
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