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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.
24 Aug 2016
Tighter global emission standards on container ships are giving birth to a new vessel type designed specifically to ply the Irish Sea.
22 Aug 2016
Authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey are scrutinizing trucks bought under a program that awards grants to replace older, polluting drayage vehicles.
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.

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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