SA Recycling Reaches Metal Processing Milestone at Port of LA

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SA Recycling has crossed a major milestone in a sustainable way.

The company has reached five million tons of recycled metal shipped overseas using an all-electric Liebherr 550 mobile crane at the Port of Los Angeles, the company announced Aug. 1.

SA Recycling Regional General Manager Moises Figueroa said the milestone “showcases our commitment to environmental stewardship and supports the Port of Los Angeles’ position as a global leader in clean port technology.”

The company, the port and the Environmental Protection Agency teamed up on the $6.3 million, 439-ton Liebherr 550 crane, which has a lifting capacity of up to 154 tons and a 54 meter-long jib. About $1.3 million came from an EPA grant via the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

“As the cargo handling industry evolves, the demand for efficient and environmentally conscious equipment increases,” Liebherr Group’s Winston Ziegler said.

About 1.2 million tons of the five million tons of recycled goods processed annually by SA Recycling moves through the Terminal Island facility at the Port of LA.

“As California leads the charge, the rest of the country and the world look to us for guidance in adopting cleaner and greener practices,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka said. “The realization of a zero-emissions port is a goal of utmost importance to all of us here today, and we are proud to take this crucial step toward a sustainable future.”

By Karen Robes Meeks