Long Beach Container Terminal offers competitive blueprint for automated, zero emission port operati

By: | Issue #660 | at 08:00 AM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  Terminals  

Long Beach Container Terminal offers competitive blueprint for automated, zero emission port operati

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing criticism from terminal and vessel operators that their new Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) of 2017, designed to gradually reduce the use of high emission cargo-handling equipment, is costly and will send more business to other ports.

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) criticizes the CAAP because it proposes costly initiatives that will further erode the competitiveness of the two ports. The CAAP calls for the elimination of diesel powered trucks and cargo-handling equipment and replacement with low emission equipment. In a September 18th letter, PMSA argued that the two ports emission reduction proposals in the CAAP Update will cost “$14 billion; a cost that undoubtedly understates the true costs of the CAAP and a cost that puts at risk the 1 in 9 jobs in the region that have made the San Pedro Bay ports the economic engine of Southern California.”...


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