Port of Long Beach Seeks Firms for Electric Charging Stations

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A Total Transportation Services zero emission battery electric truck, which is designed for local deliveries of up to 350 miles. Photo courtesy of TTSI.

The Port of Long Beach is looking for vendors and suppliers who can help build the electric charging infrastructure for drayage trucks.

The work encompasses the installation of 100 charges at four already identified sites.

This is part of a larger effort to move the fleet of port-serving trucks to zero emissions by 2035, with a goal to offer at least 100 charging stations by 2028, according to the POLB.

“It’s important for us to nurture the market for electric trucks if we are to meet the zero-emissions trucks goal,” port Executive Director Mario Cordero said. “This is one of the project’s objectives, and it will also provide an overnight charging option for independent owner-operators who may not be able to charge their vehicles at home.”

The port has also put in a pair of public charging stations for heavy-duty trucks at the Terminal Access Center on Harbor Avenue. They are set to open to trucks later this month.

The deadline for applicants to respond to the port is March 29.

For more, visit https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/19236/bo/bo-detail/90472#bidInformation

By Karen Robes Meeks