Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crowley Recognized for SoCal Green Efforts

The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce has recognized Crowley Maritime Corporation for its environmental efforts.

The Chamber award was given to recognize Crowley's recent early completion of an extensive re-powering of the main engines and generators of the firm's harbor class tugs, Admiral, Leader, Scout and Master. Crowley finished the project in April 2010, well ahead of the regulatory deadline of 2013, at which time all vessel operators in the area will be required to be Tier II emissions compliant.

Crowley partnered with Bay Ship and Yacht Co., of Alameda, Calif., to complete the project, which has resulted in a 3.24-ton reduction in particulate matter emissions and a 109.52-ton reduction in mono-nitrogen oxides per year, for all tugs combined.

Crowley also received recognition for using shoreside electricity to power its tugs while docked and awaiting future jobs, cutting emissions and noise. The ship-to-shore system was funded through a $4 million Port of Los Angeles air quality mitigation grant.