Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Cleanest Carrier Calls

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach recently welcomed the cleanest cargo vessel to come to the US.

On July 12, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s 1,200-foot-long MSC Jewel stopped at Total Terminals International’s Pier T facility.

The ship, built this year, can move as many as 14,436 TEUs with Tier III diesel engines, which are “75 percent cleaner than the Tier II standard set by the International Maritime Organization,” according to the port.

“The Port of Long Beach is known for our commitment to operational excellence, and part of that is leading the industry into the future with our environmental initiatives,” said Port Executive Director Mario Cordero. “MSC runs our largest terminal, one of the most productive in North America. We couldn’t be prouder of our partnership with them and the example this sets for other ports.”