Tuesday, August 14, 2018

APMT Adds Sustainable Tractors at Los Angeles

By Karen Robes Meeks

APM Terminals Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles has upgraded its operations to include 16 sustainable yards tractors, thanks in part to a federal grant.

Procured by the port, the EPA’s $500,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant augments APMT’s more than $1.5 million investment in the project.

“This project is a model of sustainability,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We applaud APMT for its foresight, creativity and willingness to invest in green growth and education.”

Also, APM Terminals gave 12 older yard tractors to three auto mechanic training programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District. “This is a great outcome on all fronts,” said Steven Trombley, managing director, APM Terminals, Los Angeles. “We’re running a cleaner terminal and doing our part to improve the air for those who live and work in the harbor area. At the same time, we’re supporting workforce training by providing students the equipment they need to prepare for high-skilled, good-paying jobs in the goods movement industry right here in Southern California.”