Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

Trucks make an average of 2,300 trips a day through the Port of New Orleans' container terminal.
13 Sep 2016
New Orleans has become the latest US port to launch a program to help drayage truck owners finance replacement of older vehicles with newer, less-polluting models.
02 Aug 2016
BNSF Railway will appeal last week’s California Superior Court ruling that the environmental impact report on a proposed near-dock rail yard is inadequate.
Ship-to-shore power, pictured, is just one of the many ways the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are working to transform themselves into zero-emissions operations.
22 Jul 2016
The Port of Long Beach says its power needs won't be threatened by ongoing green efforts.
14 Jul 2016
The use of shore power is being studied to supplement the set-up of emission control areas at China's main commercial shipping centers.
13 Jul 2016
The first steps were taken Tuesday toward development of a new zero-emission terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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.

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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