• 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.




2018 July 21

13:18 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southapmton
11:12 Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

2018 July 20

18:28 Fincantieri Marinette Marine: The US Gov't awards contract within the MMSC Programme for Saudi Arabia
18:12 Management of Palmali to pay backdated wages to crews of four vessels staying off Rostov-on-Don port
18:10 CMA CGM: new FAK rates from Asia to Pakistan - India - Sri Lanka
17:58 Crowley takes delivery of first LNG-powered ConRo ship serving Puerto Rico
16:38 Equinor UK extends Safe Boreas contract by 1 month at Marinerd
16:07 MOL hosts tour of cutting-edge car carrier on Marine Day for 360 students and families
15:21 Historical crab quota distribution principle is not effective enough – Rosrybolovstvo
15:02 Wärtsilä's BWMS successfully tested for global compliance
14:27 BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production
14:02 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southampton
13:29 Seadrill receives ABS MPD™ notation enabling safer deepwater drilling
13:00 Severnaya Verf lays down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 for fishing fleet of Karelia
12:17 Icebreaking LNG carrier "Vladimir Rusanov" first call ceremony at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal
12:16 GD NASSCO shipyard gets DDG 76 drydocking contract
11:48 HELCOM shares its insights on marine litter and management of sea areas
11:23 Wärtsilä's half year financial report January-June 2018
11:02 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:39 Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects
10:16 MPC Container Ships to acquire 1,740teu boxship
09:55 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.78, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $68.33
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,657 points

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:55 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargos to China
12:36 ILCA, Port of Amsterdam to host Chem Together meeting, Sept. 11
12:10 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:42 State Duma approves Russian ships’ multiple crossings of State Border through notification procedure
11:19 CMA CGM to apply FAK rates for Asia-North Africa trades
10:54 Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding delivered first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America
10:35 NYK establishes logistics JV for finished cars using automobile freight trains in India
10:03 New Port of Hamburg “Connection Compass 2018/19” has arrived
09:46 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $72.77, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $67.67
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,688 points

2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay