Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

30 Jun 2016
U.S. ports could tap billions in funding from Volkswagen’s settlement with the federal government and Californian authorities on emission violations.
04 Feb 2016
U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn Wednesday blasted the Port of Los Angeles for allegedly failing to adhere to pollution-reduction measures promised to the community, which she called a “disturbing trend,” when in fact the port’s 2014 emissions inventory shows the trend has been to meet pollution standards nine years ahead of schedule.
04 Feb 2016
Taiwan International Ports Corporation expects to have an independently audited environmental management system in place for all ports under its jurisdiction by the end of 2017.
25 Jan 2016
The support of China’s state-owned energy companies is central to the success of plans by the central government to reduce the output of emissions from ships that pose a danger to public health in the vicinity of its major ports.
18 Jan 2016
To meet potential California environmental rules, marine terminals in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland would spend billions of dollars more by replacing diesel-powered container-handling equipment with units powered by electricity, according to an engineering report.
14 Jan 2016
Money, environmental and labor issues are complicating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s effort to replace or retrofit old trucks with newer, less-polluting engines.

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China finally bit the bullet and issued national rules to curb emissions from ships at its main port areas.

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