• 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 September 4

18:16 Wärtsilä wins large retrofit contract for Ballast Water Management Systems
18:13 Rosneft and Japan Drilling sign an agreement for drilling exploration wells offshore Vietnam
17:27 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” PLC participates in the 2015 Seatrade Europe exhibition
16:39 Port of Tallinn authorities confirm the company continues to fulfil its contractual terms and obligations
16:05 KNUD E. HANSEN unveils new luxury expedition cruise vessel concept
16:01 RS at BALTEXPO 2015
15:30 Rosneft agreed on sale of 15% in Vankorneft to ONGC Videsh
15:05 Pilbara Ports Authority throughput up to 53.4 million tonnes in August 2015
14:55 Jotun and COSCO Dalian Ocean Shipping Company celebrate 10,000 SeaQuantum applications
14:33 First commercial call to Bronka postponed
14:05 APL Logistics launches collaborative shipping solution ShipMax Alliance
13:49 RF Government approves Supervisory Board of the Free Port of Vladivostok (document)
13:27 FSUE “Rosmorport” makes agreements at the Eastern Economic Forum
13:04 Kirby selects ABS to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push boats
12:30 CMA CGM Group to optimize its services between Asia and Europe
12:04 ITF urges Ukraine to ratify seafarer rights conventions
11:50 Expert rating of container lines in Bulgaria, HI’2015
11:30 The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE becomes the largest containership in the world sailing under the French flag
11:16 RF Transport Ministry starts working out a bill to regulate cargo handling outside seaports’ water areas
11:03 New energy-saving windshield installed on containership MOL MARVEL
10:41 Baltic Dry Index down to 891 points
10:29 NYK establishes first exclusive RORO terminal for finished cars in Saudi Arabia
10:20 Brent Crude futures price down 1.13% to $50.13, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.34% to $46.12
09:57 Expert rating of container lines in Georgia, HI’2015
09:19 Vladimir Putin suggests that Government looks into the possibility of Free Port Vladivostok expansion

2015 September 3

20:13 Bunker prices to start week soft, with bearish trend prevailing in the market, expert says
18:00 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports up 2.4% to 95.52 mln t in 8M’15
17:35 GB Railfreight starts new service between Felixstowe and Birch Coppice
17:04 TXL launches daily rail shuttle between Rotterdam and Southern Germany
16:34 Dorian LPG announces delivery of the Commodore and the Cresques
16:04 CMA CGM implements GRR from all Asian origins to North Europe destinations
15:46 NOVATEK and Silk Road Fund conclude framework agreement on acquisition of stake in Yamal LNG
15:34 Rolls-Royce to design and equip advanced stern trawler
15:04 Go Offshore secures long term charter contracts for 16,000bhp AHTS vessels worth US$25.2 million
14:52 Armada Shipyards launches Armada Pride, thirteenth tanker of Project RST22M, for Palmali Group (photo)
14:27 Transas expands its Global ECDIS Training Network in China
13:35 Bunker prices in the Far East ports fell in late 36th week (graph)
13:10 NYK and MTI jointly develop industry-first automatic camera device for monitoring a vessel's engine
12:53 Russia’s Far East Development Ministry and Sakhatrans sign investment agreement on construction of coal terminal at Vanino port
12:31 ICTSI Manila rolls out container booking system
12:01 New energy-saving Windshield installed on containership MOL MARVEL for demonstration test
12:01 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade expects new products manufactured by Zvezda to appear in late 2019
11:28 Baltic Dry Index down to 906 points
11:13 Brent Crude futures price down 0.69% to $50.30, Light Sweet Crude - down 0.43% to $46.05
10:59 NYK to provide complete outbound logistics of finished vehicles for both Ford plants in India
10:49 Dalian Port Corporation to invest over RUB 3 bln into reconstruction of Nakhodka fishing port
10:00 RF Government makes decision to establish Supervisory Board of the Free Port of Vladivostok
09:25 Murmansk Commercial Seaport plans increasing its throughput to 23.25 mln t by 2018

2015 September 2

18:26 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Equipment Inspection Fee in Republic of Ireland
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Equipment Inspection Fee in Northern Ireland
17:57 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 11 mln t milestone in 2015 (photo)
17:36 Global Cleantech Summit begins in Helsinki in a week
17:06 China Oilfield Services Limited to drill for the Rosneft and Statoil project in the Okhotsk Sea
17:04 DFDS Seaways reaches an agreement on the Dover-Calais route
17:03 MPI Workboats steps up presence in Sheringham Shoal windfarm
17:00 Van Oord to be present at the World Port Days in Rotterdam
16:39 Yantar Shipyard launches Navy's frigate Admiral Makarov (photo)
16:27 Containerships starts Black Sea Express service
16:05 Lukoil develops co-operation with Ford Sollers
15:41 Wasa Dredging Ltd rolls out new dredging equipment