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Ships at berth at the Port of Long Beach, such as the one pictured, are able to plug into shore-supplied power, which is known as cold-ironing, as part of the port's pollution reduction efforts.
25 Aug 2016
The congestion that crippled West Coast ports in 2015 temporarily derailed the progress in reducing pollution at the Port of Long Beach.
15 Mar 2016
UPS is looking past low diesel prices by spending $100 million on a dozen compressed natural gas stations and 380 new tractors throughout the U.S. as part of an effort to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel vehicles by the end of 2017.
08 Feb 2016
Electrification of container terminals is hugely expensive, but for large ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, it may be the only way to handle growing cargo volumes in a sustainable manner, the vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association said Monday.
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.

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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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