• 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 November 19

18:37 IMO holds workshop boosting maritime security in Gulf of Guinea
18:05 MOL conducts tabletop drill for LNG carrier
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to start new Asia – Gulf Service (AGS)
17:43 Busan Port Authority signs Letter of Intent for the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
17:01 Ocean Network Express expands the partnership of Asia - South America
16:32 BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled
16:05 Port of Hamburg railborne container transport up 4.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018
15:44 FESCO and DB Cargo plan to launch joint transit shipments from China to Europe via Kaliningrad
15:10 Costamare announces the acquisition of the York Capital majority interest in five 14,000 TEU containerships
14:56 Half a billion tones of Kazakhstan oil lifted from CPC Marine Terminal
14:47 Saipem 7000 semi-submersible at Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS upgrade
14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills
13:59 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-September totaled 105,253 thousand tons
13:11 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,660 in RF spot market
12:47 ABP invests over £1 million on a rooftop solar project at the Port of Goole
12:18 Damen supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor
12:00 The Fjords plans to add another all electric passenger vessel to its fleet
11:36 TOTE Services' Philip Greene Jr. retires next year
11:02 Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning KNVTS Ship of the Year Award
10:44 Port of Oakland cargo volume up 3.9 percent in August - October 2018
10:43 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 9.4% to 6.34 million tonnes in 10M’18
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $67.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.02% to $57.26
09:57 Media Group PortNews issues special edition of its magazine for Transport Week 2018
09:35 Rosmorrechflot reduced operation period of locks in Volga-Don Basin
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,031 points

2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy
14:26 Lockheed Martin gets $282M contract mod for four MMSCs project
14:13 Ulstein Verft starts construction of largest hybrid ship for Color Line
13:41 Klaveness extends contract of affreightment with South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
12:06 PaxOcean wins three newbuilding contracts from Royal IHC

2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners