SSA Marine Debuts Electric Forklift at San Diego Port Terminal

SSA Marine Debuts Electric Forklift at San Diego Port Terminal

One of the biggest zero-emissions heavy-duty forklifts operating in the U.S. has been introduced at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Terminal operator SSA Marine announced March 6 that the 55,000-pound capacity Wiggins Yard eBull battery electric forklift has begun service at the Southern California port terminal. Partly funded by California’s Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) voucher program, the forklift is the first of six zero-emissions cargo handling equipment pieces expected to be rolled out at the terminal over the next 12 to 18 months; the port says that it has already finished initial electrical infrastructure installation necessary…
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LA, Long Beach Ports Make $60 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks

LA, Long Beach Ports Make $60 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks

There’s now a pool of money available to offset the costs of buying zero-emissions trucks that move cargo through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The ports have made available $60 million in Clean Truck Fund Rate funding through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, enough to buy up to 800 new zero-emission trucks. A $10-per-TEU rate is collected from cargo owners moving loaded containers through the San Pedro Bay. It is part of the ports’ goal to reach 100% zero-emission drayage trucks by 2035. The funds are expected to be available starting at…
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LA, Long Beach Ports to Help Grow Hydrogen Hub Efforts with Energy Grant

LA, Long Beach Ports to Help Grow Hydrogen Hub Efforts with Energy Grant

The Long Beach and Los Angeles seaports are expected to receive funding from a massive U.S. Department of Energy grant that could advance hydrogen fuel goods movement projects in the San Pedro Bay, the Port of Long Beach announced Oct. 13. The U.S. Department of Energy’s plans to award up to $1.2 billion to California’s Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES), for which the seaports serve as project partners. Both ports are expected to know in the coming months how much funding they’ll receive. Meanwhile, the Long Beach port said it is seeing heightened interest from those who…
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SA Recycling Reaches Metal Processing Milestone at Port of LA

SA Recycling Reaches Metal Processing Milestone at Port of LA

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…
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Oakland Port Mandating Zero Emissions Plans for Cargo-Handling Equipment

Oakland Port Mandating Zero Emissions Plans for Cargo-Handling Equipment

Tenants who operate cargo-handling equipment at the Port of Oakland will now need a plan to convert that equipment to zero-emission equipment, according to a new environmental ordinance approved March 9 by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Under the ordinance, tenants are required to submit an equipment conversion plan by Dec. 31. “The entire port board is committed to decarbonizing operations at port facilities,” Port Board President Barbara Leslie said. “This ordinance calls for our seaport tenants to develop a plan to reach zero emissions from cargo-handling operations.” Members of the port environmental staff are expected to look over…
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Port of Los Angeles to Offer Incentives for Zero-Emission Trucks

Port of Los Angeles to Offer Incentives for Zero-Emission Trucks

Those looking to operate zero-emission trucks in San Pedro Bay may be eligible for Port of Los Angeles voucher incentives generated from the Clean Truck Fund, the port announced Sept. 13. In the first of a series of incentives from the port, the $5 million fund would use the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project application process to offer $150,000 to buy zero-emission trucks that serve the port complex. Requests under the $5 million will follow HVIP requirements. For eligible trucks and dealers, visit californiahvip.org. “Our port does more than drive America’s economy forward – it…
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New Long Beach Harbor Commission President Outlines Priorities

New Long Beach Harbor Commission President Outlines Priorities

Sharon L. Weissman, the new president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, on Aug. 11 announced her priorities for the coming year at the Port of Long Beach, including focusing on various environmental, community and workforce matters. Weissman, who succeeded Commissioner Steven Neal with a one-year term as president, said priorities include leaning into the port’s mission to have all zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment by 2030 and zero-emissions drayage trucks by 2035, improving working conditions for truckers who work in San Pedro Bay and bolstering the commission’s support for the port’s community grants and sponsorship programs, including education outreach…
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Green Corridor Feasibility Being Explored by Ports, Cruise Lines

Green Corridor Feasibility Being Explored by Ports, Cruise Lines

The feasibility of a cruise-driven ‘green corridor’ – a water route aimed at zero greenhouse gas emissions – is being explored by leaders at the Port of Seattle, the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the cruise industry, various parties said Tuesday, May 17. Port and civic officials and cruise lines such as Carnival Corp., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Royal Caribbean Group and Cruise Lines International Association said they are committed to exploring a potential green corridor that could speed up the launch of GHG emissions-free vessels operating between Alaska, Washington and British Columbia. “Cruise…
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