High School Students Win Clean Air Award

The Port of Long Beach and Academy of Global Logistics’ education outreach program linking Cabrillo High School students to a project creating non-polluting, zero-emissions cargo-moving technology recently netted a Clean Air Award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Zero-Emissions Transformation Capstone Project allowed 60 students to study the Commercialization of POLB Off-Road Technology project, which tests zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment at two terminals in Long Beach. “Connecting our Academy of Global Logistics students together with our work on zero-emissions technology was so gratifying. I’m doubly pleased to see the students and the Port recognized for this groundbreaking collaboration,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal. “Our education outreach programs aim to show our local students the universe of career opportunities in international trade and goods movement, and I think we’ve definitely hit the mark here.”
By Karen Robes Meeks