rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Port of Long Beach Receives Zero-emissions Equipment Grant

(Photo: Port of Long Beach)

MLP

Cap-and-trade funds electric vehicle demonstration

As part of its transition to zero-emissions operations, the Port of Long Beach will use a $5.3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to deploy hydrogen- and electric-powered cargo-handling equipment at two shipping terminals.

The funds for the Commercialization of POLB Off-Road Technology Demonstration Project (C-PORT) leverage Long Beach's place as the nation's second-busiest seaport to test the viability of zero-emissions vehicles that are used on the docks. The demonstration project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment - particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The demonstration will include three cargo-moving vehicles known as "top handlers" with never-before-tested battery-electric systems. The project will also feature a unique, head-to-head comparison of hydrogen fuel cell vs. battery-electric technology in yard trucks. In total, five vehicles will be demonstrated: two battery-electric top handlers at SSA Marine's Pacific Container Terminal at Pier J; and one fuel cell yard tractor, one battery-electric top handler and one battery-electric yard tractor at Long Beach Container Terminal at Pier E.

"The progress we've made in reducing pollution is a model for seaports everywhere, with diesel emissions alone down almost 90 percent since we adopted the Clean Air Action Plan in 2005," said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. "Still, we are not satisfied. This equipment will further contribute to a cleaner environment for our neighboring communities."

"Our partnerships with the California Air Resources Board and other agencies provide crucial funding for these vital demonstration projects as we work to create a zero-emissions seaport," said Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director.

The equipment is expected to be put into use to begin the demonstration next year. As part of the project, information about the demonstration will also be integrated into the coursework at the Port-sponsored Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo High School to support education and workforce development for new port technologies.

Jul 10, 2018

 

Marine Equipment

SMM Plans 3D Printing Exhibition

(Photo: Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH)

From propellers and components to entire ships, there is hardly anything additive manufacturing

Wärtsilä Inks 10-year Maintenance Deal with Virgin Voyages

File photo - From left to right: Tom McAlpin, Virgin CEO and President; Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin; and Stuart Hawkins, Virgin SVP Marine and Technical at the rollout of the new name and logo for Virgin Voyages in 2017. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Cruise line Virgin Voyages has assigned Wärtsilä the responsibility of the maintenance of its

Drones Will Take Off for Shipping, Says Allianz

Image:  Allianz Global Corporate

Unmanned systems are finding a growing number of applications in the maritime sector

Environmental

Caspian Littoral States Sign Environment Protocol for the Sea

Photo: United Nations Environment Programme

Littoral countries to the Caspian Sea have made a groundbreaking commitment to evaluate the likely

Carnival Corp Meets CO2 Reduction Goal

Photo: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, released its eighth annual

EU Must Speed Up Approvals of Asian Shipbeaking Yards

Graph: MSI Foresight

The European Union should step up its assessment of Asian shipbreaking yards to allow the

Maritime Apps