The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport for container traffic in the US, handling trade valued at more than $200 billion annually.
The port has made dramatic reductions to its local NOx, SOx and diesel particulate emissions since 2005. Its Green Ship Incentive Programme, established as part of the Clean Air Action Plan in collaboration with the Port of Los Angeles, offers financial incentives for ships with the newest engines or an equivalent NOx-reducing technology.
Speaking on the addition Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA-LNG, stated:
Ports are critical links in the bunker supply chain and we are excited that the Port of Long Beach has joined the coalition to drive forward our vision of a competitive global LNG value chain for a cleaner maritime shipping towards 2050
Moreover, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero, added that allying with groups like SEA-LNG is part of being ready for the market’s growing demand for LNG fuel.
SEA-LNG noted that LNG boasts significant emissions credentials, reducing SOx and particulate emissions to negligible amounts and reducing NOx by about 85%. It also generates reductions in GHG emissions, while presenting a pathway towards decarbonisation for the shipping industry through the adoption of bio and synthetic methane.