• 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 November 28

11:00 Suez Canal Container Terminal prepares to boost vessel traffic with 24-hour Access
10:54 Euroseas announces the sale of C/V Marinos
10:51 IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council
10:44 Nigeria implements Advance Cargo Declaration
10:41 A Suezmax tanker converted into an FPSO unit
10:38 Damen Marine Components opens new plant in China

2015 November 27

17:58 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg signs long-term contract with RUSAL Group
17:27 FSUE Rosmorport attends Rosmorrechflot meeting in Novorossiysk
17:04 MOL tabletop drill prepares for serious marine incident
16:40 Latvian Shipping Company posts a loss of USD 1.41 million for the first nine months of 2015
16:16 Transneft – Port Kozmino terminal to boost its annual capacity by 20% to 36 mln t in 2017
15:55 Counterterrorist exercise held in Northern Fleet garrisons
15:29 Investor of RPK-Vysotsk-Lukoil-II refunded with 50% of resources spent for federal facilities
15:03 ZIM reports results for Q3 2015
14:30 A new semi-submersible crane vessel to feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions
14:23 Exports of oil products via Sheskharis terminal to be boosted over 2-fold to 20 mln t from 2018
14:02 Fosmax LNG starts transshipment service at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal
13:41 Russia’s crude exports via Kozmino terminal in 2015 expected to show 22-pct growth to 30.4 mln t
13:23 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg go down in late 48th week (graph)
13:02 Prosafe and Jurong Shipyard agreed to a flexible delivery of the Safe Zephyrus
12:30 The Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore extends block exemption order for liner shipping agreements
12:06 New General Manager of Container Terminal Bronka
12:01 BMT SMART receive certification for ISO-9001:2008
11:30 ESL Shipping inks a long-term agreement for raw material sea transport with SSAB and orders the world’s first large LNG-fueled bulk carriers
11:02 Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar joint venture achieves 5-year milestone
10:49 Brent Crude futures price down 0.99% to $45.16, Light Sweet Crude - down 1.52% to $42.38
10:25 Atomflot is interested in prompt construction of new 120 MW Leader-class icebreaker (graphics)
10:04 IMO Assembly confirms Mr. Kitack Lim as Secretary-General
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 562 points

2015 November 26

18:56 Bunker prices to stay on mixed trend next week
18:05 MOL Liner receives the Electrolux Supplier Awards 2015 in the category of Global Logistics
17:46 MPSV Murman fuelled at port Stavanger, Norway (photo)
17:23 Net profit of TransContainer down 28.5% to RUB 1.925 bln in 9M’15
17:05 Shipyard De Hoop launches Platform Supply Vessel for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
16:35 Uljanik to build three 740 foot Seaway Max self-unloading bulk freighters for Algoma
16:17 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet entered the Strait of Aden
16:05 DHT Holdings takes delivery of VLCC newbuilding from Hyundai Heavy Industries
15:30 Dorian LPG takes delivery of the ECO VLGC Copernicus from Daewoo Shipbuilding
15:15 The Senate votes down the Turnbull Government’s deregulation plans for Australian shipping
15:00 Aker Solutions wins maintenance and modifications contract from BP in Norway
14:20 Bunker prices in the Far East ports go down in late 48th week (graph)
14:02 WSS advises shipowners to exercise caution in face of growing dangers and expense under R-22 phase out
14:01 CMA CGM improves its carbon performance by 50% in 10 years
13:31 Swedish and Finnish ports collaborate on environmental services
13:01 Entry into force of IMO Ballast Convention to not resolve difficulties in the U.S. - ICS
12:47 SPIMEX set to launch Urals crude as Russian oil benchmark
12:31 ICTSI opens Manila International Container Terminal Yard 7
12:01 CMA CGM implements GRR from all Asian ports to all Middle East Gulf ports
11:30 BogserTeam Ӧresund expands fleet with Damen ASD Tug 2810
11:18 Wärtsilä launches new digital services to enhance performance and predictability of customers’ assets
10:43 Frigate Admiral Gorshkov completed missile firing trials in the White Sea
10:16 Brent Crude futures price up 0.44% to $46.06, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.20% to $43.12
09:58 FESCO’s consolidated revenue down 35.6% YoY to $543.5 in 9M’15
09:37 Baltic Dry Index up to 546 points
09:19 Throughput of Neva Pipeline Company LLC to reach 27 mln t in 2015, up 16%, year-on-year

2015 November 25

18:18 Throughput of Ust-Luga Oil terminal to grow by 16%, year-on-year, to 28 mln t in 2015
17:49 Railway line towards Sabetta seaport to be built in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District
17:20 Murman is heading for port Stavanger (photo)
17:05 MacGregor wins several orders for Pusnes deck machinery in South Korea
16:35 Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion