• 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 May 30

10:57 Wärtsilä completes acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International
10:45 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard deliveres a 35,500 DWT bulk carrier to its European buyer
10:42 Matson completes Alaska acquisition for $469 mln
10:39 Scorpio Tankers announces Securities Repurchase Program and newbuilding vessel delivery
10:37 Crowley selected to manage four Jones Act ships for the Pasha Group

2015 May 29

19:11 Port Vysotsky LLC takes delivery of two gantry cranes Sokol (photo)
18:43 Trinity Bay Port launches regular shipping line
18:06 Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi
18:00 Operations of Karlshamn - Klaipeda ferry line launched at Central Klaipeda Terminal
17:36 Atlantic Offshore launches latest vessel as part of £300m fleet modernisation programme
17:06 IRS first non-IACS Classification Society to introduce goal-based standards for new ship construction
16:48 Vilnius and Kaunas Intermodal Terminals are officially opened
16:23 Hapag-Lloyd informs about schedule recovery measures on AX3 Service
16:13 IRS move closer to Tokyo MOU’s high performers
16:05 COSCON strengthened the feeder network of Ireland
15:52 Almaz Marine Yard (Saint-Petersburg) launches patrol boat of project Svetlyak (photo)
15:36 Hapag-Lloyd launches new service between Gothenburg and Germany
14:37 Atlantic Offshore Rescue adds new vessel as part of fleet modernisation Programme
14:16 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for Q1'15
13:50 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg remain flat in late 22nd week (graph)
13:31 Hapag-Lloyd launches new service between Gothenburg and Germany
12:47 Lloyd’s Register to class seven 3,600 teu box ships for Maersk Line to be built at COSCO Zhoushan
12:05 Hiab to launch the new Z-series crane - the 'Swiss army knife' of cranes
11:04 Freight traffic on Maasvlakte meets environmental requirements
10:43 Nevsky Shipyard to lay the keels of 2 multipurpose salvage vessels
10:26 Transneft can redirect funds from ESPO branch to Kozmino expansion
09:55 Oil price up to $62.58 in London and up to $57.68 in New York
09:29 Baltic Dry Index up to 588 points

2015 May 28

18:06 BW LPG announces appointment of new CFO
17:36 Deepocean awarded four year contract by GDF Suez E&P Norge
17:17 Marine Façade welcomes MSC Sinfonia on her maiden call to Saint-Petersburg (photo)
17:06 EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven gets new weekly transatlantic service
17:04 The first in a series of 27,500 cbm 'Dragon' class vessels delivered to Evergas
17:02 Qatargas sells the first LNG cargo to the Kingdom of Jordan to commission the terminal
16:58 Containerships adds port of Zeebrugge to the service between Finland, Russia and Baltic states
16:40 Bunker prices at Far East ports up in late 22nd week (graph)
16:28 BMT secures contract with Endeavour Energy for Africa’s first ever LNG import terminal
16:09 Sea Shepherd seeks U.S. injunction against Japanese whaling
15:54 Irregular trend in world bunker prices is expected to be continued
15:37 Flag-hoisting ceremony held for patrol ship Sapfir in Primorsk Territory (photo)
15:09 CMA CGM implements Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge in Matadi, DRC
14:20 Krylov State Research Center hosts discussion on import substitution in marine technology
14:09 Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach create supply chain working groups
13:09 Abu Dhabi Terminals opens polymer packing facility at Khalifa Port
12:44 Throughput of Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port down 14.2% to 884,100 t in Jan-Apr’15
12:25 First Damen TwinAxe order for offshore oil & gas
12:09 Hapag-Lloyd updates Scandinavian services
11:46 Alu Design eyes mass appeal with new OP chair range, offering simplicity, flexibility and value
11:09 Construction begins on Crowley’s second Commitment Class, LNG-powered ConRo ship for use in the Puerto Rico trade
10:32 7 companies submit bids for designing of icebreakers to support operations at Novy Port terminal (Yamal)
10:09 Wärtsilä wins Ballast Water Management Systems order for three new container vessels
09:46 Baltic Dry Index up to 587 points
09:30 Oil price down to $62.02 in London and down to $57.51 in New York
09:19 COSCO issues update on shipbuilding contracts for two platform supply vessels

2015 May 27

18:07 Krylov Center holds conference on advance in naval shipbuilding and icebreaker technology developments
17:30 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) welcomed 10 cruise ships on May 18-24
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a terminal change on its Conosur (CON) Service
16:21 Placing of floating aids to navigation commences at Bronka’s approach canal
16:05 TTS Group ASA gets contract for delivery of cargo access equipment to two pure car/truck carriers
15:39 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a terminal change on its US Gulf – South America East Coast