Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hueneme Gets CARB Funding

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Hueneme secured $3 million from the California Air Resources Board toward its ship-to-shore energy project, part of a joint application with the Port of Los Angeles. Hueneme port will match $200,000 in funding toward the project.

“This type of funding allows our ports to continue to lead the world in reducing emissions and implementing green initiatives,” said Mary Anne Rooney, president of the Oxnard Harbor District. “It was a pleasure to partner with the Port of Los Angeles on this application, as it is a great example of how two ports, two air districts, two counties, and various private partners can come together to make real positive impacts for our environment and local communities.”

Besides two electric yard trucks, the grant will fund the infrastructure needed to make charging electric cargo handling equipment possible, according to the port.

“The projects funded by this grant will lay the foundation for the next phase of green infrastructure and equipment at the port, which will support electric cranes, electric cargo handling equipment, and a hydrogen-fuel-cell truck dedicated to moving our customer’s fresh produce to the marketplace,” said Port Director and CEO Kristin Decas. “You will be seeing zero-emission avocados, bananas, and pineapples coming out of the Port soon!”