• 2018 July 4 16:35

    Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles start push for zero - emissions from trucks

    Harbor Commissioners for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have  approved measures to ensure new trucks just entering drayage service meet the  cleanest engine standards,  a step designed to accelerate the reduction of  harmful air emissions from trucks. The move will require new trucks that visit marine terminals to be 2014 model  year or newer. The requirement takes effect Oct. 1, 2018, and applies only to  trucks that are not currently registered in the  Ports Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR).

    The Los Angeles Board of Harbor  Commissioners  approved  the  tariff  amendment on June 21. The Long Beach  Board of Harbor Commissioners took a  similar action on June 25. Final approval is  expected in July. The requirement does not  apply to trucks already registered in the PDTR and current on their annual  registration dues; those trucks will be able to continue operating.

    All trucks in port  service are currently required to be 2007 model yea r or newer. About half of the  trucks registered in the PDTR are at least 2010 model year. The two neighboring ports coordinate on truck standards and other air quality  measures as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The  tariff change is the first in a series of near - term and long - term steps the ports are  taking to advance clean truck progress under the 2017 CAAP Update, approved  last November. New strategies seek to phase out older trucks, with a goal of  transitioning to zero - emis sions trucks by 2035.

    Future steps include waiving the annual PDTR registration fee for near - zero and  zero emissions trucks and charging a rate for cargo moves by truck with  exemptions for trucks that meet near - zero and zero emissions standards. The  latte r is envisioned to begin in mid - 2020. The ports will conduct a truck rate study  and feasibility assessments prior to proposing rate changes.

    About 17,000 trucks  are registered to work in the San Pedro Bay port complex. Reducing pollution from heavy - duty trucks has played a major role in dramatic clean air progress at the San Pedro Bay Ports. Since 2005, the ports have  reduced overall emissions of diesel particulate matter 87 percent, sulfur dioxide 97 percent and nitrogen oxides 56 percent, according to th e most recent air  emissions inventories.

    The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are the two largest ports in the  nation, first and second respectively, and combined are the ninth - largest  port  complex in the world. The two ports handle nearly 40 percent of the nation’s total  containerized import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports. Trade that flows  through the San Pedro Bay ports complex generates more than 3 million jobs  nationwide.




2019 February 22

16:12 Chiquita's new container ship pays its first visit to Kloosterboer in North Sea Port
15:31 DOF awarded contracts for three ROV Support Vessels in Brazil
15:12 Biggest wellboat in the world’s hull arrives at Havyard yard in Leirvik
14:55 Zaliv shipyard (Kerch) launched search-and-rescue ship of Project А163
14:12 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
13:48 32 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 21-22
13:30 GTT creates a Digital Hub of Excellence in Singapore
13:04 The Spectrum of the Seas leaves the MEYER WERFT's dock
12:49 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg upgrades its cane equipment
12:30 Port of Rotterdam bunker figures down to 9.5 million m3 in 2018
12:03 Algoma announces purchase of additional product tanker
11:30 Van Oord is one of the founding partners and main sponsor of PortXL
11:02 Fincantieri and Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding reach an agreement to cooperate in the UAE shipbuilding segment
10:30 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "MARVEL CRANE"
10:20 Port of Yeisk handled 159,000 tonnes of cargo year-to-date
10:00 CMA CGM implements Port Congestion Surcharge from Med and North Europe to Canada East Coast
09:58 The Netherlands ratifies ship recycling convention
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.24% to $66.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 630 points

2019 February 21

18:33 AML’s MVP200 selected for new Swedish “RV Svea”
18:16 ​Shearwater GeoServices and TGS partner for major Brazil survey
18:03 NYK selected as a White 500 company for third consecutive year
17:55 Rosmorport to dredge 12.1 million cbm of material in 2019
17:34 Boskalis expands market position in marine survey through acquisition Horizon
17:29 GE to supply LM2500 gas turbine auxiliary equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A frigates
17:11 Hydrographic Company to get 15 new vessels by 2024
17:05 Rotterdam port innovation programme PortXL participants announced
17:03 H.H. Sheikh Theyab updated on ADNOC L&S strategy to become a global shipping champion
16:14 SCHOTTEL presents new shallow-water thruster SPJ 30 up to 150 kW
15:35 Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new terminal at the Port of Tilbury
15:16 Algoma announces the Algoma Conveyor is headed for Canada
14:32 A.P. Moller - Maersk accelerates transformation and grows revenue in 2018
14:11 Teekay Tankers reports fourth quarter and annual 2018 results
13:46 Santos posts it 2018 net profit of $630 million
13:15 Gazprom Neft demonstrates solid growth across all key financial indicators in 2018
13:13 A.P. Moller - Maersk initiates demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:49 ESPS Relampago’s crew carried out maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Coastguard
11:57 First meeting of Eastern Partnership LNG Network takes place in Warsaw
11:28 42 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 20-21
11:03 The UK publishes draft UK MRV legislation following Brexit
10:39 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 60,500 under its social programme in 2018
10:16 IMO treaties ratified by Guyana
09:54 Allocations of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port for its environmental programme in 2018 totaled USD 96,400
09:31 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.18% to $67.2, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.45
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 622 points

2019 February 20

18:13 Klaipėdos nafta carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks
17:52 VNIIR-Progress St. Petersburg supplies electrical equipment for Atomflot icebreaker
17:28 Documents on concession model for Taman dry cargo area project to be submitted to RF Govt in March 2019
17:04 Cammell Laird stages ‘float-off’ for new £10m ferry for Red Funnel
16:46 VTMS, AIS and Pilotage Service on the Northern Sea Route to remain under Rosmorport’s control
16:25 NOVATEK eyes arranging LNG bunkering in Sabetta
16:04 Maersk enhances Asia-Europe network to further improve schedule reliability
15:43 Decision made on transfer of FSUE Hydrographic Company to Rosatom Corporation
15:21 Euronav sells LR1 Genmar Сompatriot
14:54 SIA Extron Baltic receives award for rapid growth in the Port of Riga
14:30 NOVATEK announces consolidated IFRS results for year ended 31 December 2018
14:02 COSCO SHIPPING Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics sign a MoU to develop new synergies
13:39 ABP partners with Grimsby-based Maritime Academy
13:15 Toll unveils new Australian ship
12:48 Increasing numbers of cruise ships making their maiden calls to Southampton