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.

News & Analysis

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.
10 Oct 2016
The committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to determine whether the 0.5 percent global cap should take effect in 2020 or be postponed till 2025.
The port of Shenzhen, pictured, is joining Yangtze River Delta ports as the first regions of China to institute emissions control areas.
05 Oct 2016
Ships berthed at the port of Shenzhen are now required to burn low sulfur fuel.

Commentary

If the shipping industry succeeds in getting the International Maritime Organization to postpone the low-sulfur rule in October, it will prove to be a pyrrhic victory.

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