• 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 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field