Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LA and LB Ports Seek Emissions Reduction Proposals

By Karen Robes Meeks

The nation’s two busiest seaports are seeking proposals from companies that can bring new pollution-reducing technology to tankers, vehicle carriers and other non-container vessels.

Proposals must be submitted by February 27 to the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles, both of which will fund potential projects through their Technology Advancement Program.

The program offers $500,000 from each port toward demonstrations of technology that can help ships that don’t meet the state’s shore power mandate by curbing at-berth emissions. At least half of the project cost must come from the proposer.

Both ports have spent close to $400 million to outfit their docks with power hookups and other infrastructure for shore power.

For more about the proposal, visit http://www.cleanairactionplan.org/technology-advancement-program/