Friday, December 21, 2018

San Pedro Bay Ports Consider Emissions Plans

By Karen Robes Meeks

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are asking the public to weigh in on a draft assessment that looks at the feasibility of clean truck technology – a document that will help the nation’s two busiest seaports reach a key goal within their Clean Air Action Plan.

The new version of the plan, which the ports updated in 2017, calls for zero-emissions trucks by 2035 and zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment by 2030.

According to the port, the draft released Tuesday lays out the current landscape in this market, including available technology and infrastructure, economic factors and commercial readiness.

The public has until Jan. 23 to comment on the draft by emailing To view the assessment document, visit

Meanwhile, the release of a draft terminal equipment assessment is anticipated for early 2019.