• 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 20

07:51 Boskalis consortium acquires Suez Canal expansion contract

2014 October 19

10:51 MOL launches ship management/crew training businesses in partnership with Synergy Group
10:50 MOL recognized by CDP as leader for Climate Change Transparency and as World Leader for Corporate Action on Climate Change
10:45 Port of Long Beach adds ‘free time’ for cargo to ease congestion
10:41 Van Oord’s vessel installs the last pile for the new Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm
10:33 China Customs enforces the 24-hour Advance Manifest rule

2014 October 18

10:53 Port of Singapore led a multi-agency joint oil spill exercise
10:47 Port of Helsinki and Metsä Fibre Oy to prepare pulp exports of Äänekoski bioproduct mill through Vuosaari Harbour
10:46 Skangass opens the new LNG Terminal in Lysekil, Sweden
10:28 CMA CGM implements an Import Terminal Handling Charge in Mogadishu, Somalia
10:27 2014 Kiel cruise shipping season ends
10:15 Singapore's MPA discuss with European Port Authorities on harmonising LNG bunkering standards and procedures
10:13 Wan Hai Lines , Coscon SEA, China Shipping and PIL to launch Far East to Pakistan – Mundra Express Service
10:11 Stena Line launches new route from Ports of Stockholm

2014 October 17

20:42 Bunker prices to stay flat, may move downward, expert says
18:01 Russian Railways announces 6M' 2014 results according to IFRS
17:25 Welcome to register for II International Forum of Dredging Companies opening in Moscow on February 19’ 2015
16:57 The LNG in Baltic Sea Ports event to be held in Stockholm from 2nd till 4th of December 2014
16:21 Arsenio Dominguez re-elected as IMO MEPC Chairman for 2015
16:09 Mayotte Channel Gateway (Mozambique) selects Navis N4 to improve terminal operations
15:58 Shipyard Pella (Leningrad region) lays down ice-class rescue tug for RF Defence Ministry
15:30 Representatives of Rosmorport's North-Western Basin Branch visit Tallinn Seaport
15:08 Euronav posts Q3 results
14:41 Throughput of Rosterminalugol hits 12 mln t of cargo from year beginning
14:20 Gazprom Neft to invest over RUB 170 bln into Novoportovskoye field within 3 years
14:08 Bureau Veritas becomes the first product test lab in Sri Lanka to achieve LEED Platinum Certification
13:15 Construction permit for South Stream’s top-priority section in Serbia may be obtained soon
13:03 COSCO posts update on Sevan drilling unit
12:08 South Carolina Ports Authority container volume up 13 percent in Q1 of the 2015 fiscal year
11:57 Lithuania invites Azerbaijan to exploit opportunities for transit of goods to West
11:16 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg continue falling down in late 42nd week (graph)
11:08 Crowley christens new ocean class, DP2 tugboat Ocean Sun
10:40 Throughput of Universal Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) up 13% to 2.9 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
10:30 Dayang Shipbuilding delivers its 200th ship
10:08 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to all East and West Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black Sea and North African ports
09:53 Bunker prices at Far East ports down in late 42nd week (graph)
09:40 Zamakona Yards announces baptism ceremony for the RONJA POLARIS vessel
09:29 Baltic Dry Index down to 930 points
09:13 Oil price up to $84.47 in London and down to $82.7 in New York
09:08 Port of Los Angeles September container volumes increase 9%
08:22 China State Shipbuilding Corporation secured shipbuilding orders of 2.1 mln DWT

2014 October 16

18:06 “K” Line continues to be included in FTSE4Good Global Index
18:03 RF Gvt introduces amendments into federal programme “Development of Marine Civil Facilities in 2009–2016” (document)
17:36 Siwertell commences a five-year service contract for two coal unloaders with Masinloc, Philippines
17:18 CIMC Raffles semisubmersible drilling rig was awarded “Rig of the Month”
17:17 M/V Roger refused access to the Paris MoU region
17:09 Mojo signs partnership agreement with James Fisher Marine Services for the MeyGen tidal array project
17:07 COSCO Container Lines announces Rate Restoration from Far East to South Africa trade
17:06 BMT provides consultancy services for the prestigious fast ferry berthing facility in Oman
16:38 DP World sets up new industry standards at Jebel Ali Port
16:29 COSCO Container Lines announces Over Weight Surcharge (HES) for South Africa trade
16:28 Approach canal of port Bronka linked with port’s water area (photo)
15:37 Throughput of Tuapse Commercial Seaport up 9% to 9.7 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
15:12 Kleven gets order from Maersk Supply Service for six anchor handling vessels
14:11 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg sees no changes in 9M throughput
13:56 Yakutia to build and upgrade 160 vessels
13:32 Wärtsilä to provide more efficient maintenance for Wagenborg's 15 vessels
13:00 Port of Tauranga gets consent for its intermodal freight hub at Rolleston
12:39 Dynamic Oil Trading appoints new bunker trader
12:30 CIMC Raffles holds the keel laying ceremony for its 4th JU2000E 400ft jackup drilling rig