Green issues / Sustainability

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SLIDE SHOW: Wind power shipments have emerged as one of the key growth sectors in breakbulk and project cargo shipping.

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05 Jan 2017
Although requirements were already mandatory at some ports in 2016, enforcement was limited.
08 Dec 2016
The port of Rotterdam said it will make risk-bearing financial investments in selected companies that help to reduce its carbon footprint as part of a major strategy to transition the port to a carbon neutral environment and renewable energy hub.
Ship-to-shore power has proved critical to the success of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in reducing life-threatening emissions such as sulfur dioxide that also contribute to global warming.
30 Nov 2016
Shippers are concerned about LA-Long Beach clean-air plan's impact on cargo-handling costs, but port environmental manager said he is keenly aware of the need to balance green goals with port competitiveness.
01 Nov 2016
The tightrope that California ports must walk in balancing the commercial needs of their private-sector tenants with the demands of state and local environmental regulators played out last week at events in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach.
31 Oct 2016
A New Jersey legislator said he will likely drop a plan to charge beneficial cargo owners a fee in an effort to cut drayage pollution at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
26 Oct 2016
US ports could be an unexpected beneficiary of the historic settlement between the US government and German automaker Volkswagen.

Commentary

Shippers must embrace the opportunity to go green because there is a direct relationship between environmental sustainability and financial success.

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