L.A., Long Beach Ports Seek Input on Cargo Handling Equipment Tech

Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles
An aerial view of the Port of Los Angeles. Photo via POLA.

The Long Beach and Los Angeles seaports are asking the public to weigh in on a draft document assessing the feasibility of new and emerging green technology for cargo-handling equipment.

The draft 2021 document builds on the 2018 assessment and looks at current technology offerings, as well as “operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness relating to cleaner cargo-handling equipment,” according to the ports.

The assessment is part of the ports’ larger efforts to lower air emissions and meet their zero-emissions goals outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, including a goal to reach zero-emissions terminal equipment by 2030 and zero-emissions trucks by 2035

“As part of this strategy, the ports committed to developing feasibility assessments every three years for terminal equipment and drayage trucks to determine a path toward meeting those goals,” the ports explained in a statement.

The public has until March 31 to provide feedback. The draft assessment can be directly downloaded from the Clean Air Action Plan website via this link. Comments can be emailed to caap@cleanairactionplan.org.

By Karen Robes Meeks