SSA Marine has become the first terminal operator at the Port of Long Beach to transition its fossil-fueled cargo-handling equipment fleet to renewable diesel fuel.
he move is expected to achieve a 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across SSA’s Long Beach terminals.
The change involves more than 230 pieces of equipment across the company’s Long Beach terminals. SSA converted its fueling to support the goals of the Clean Air Action Plan, which calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
Cutting these emissions would not be possible without the leadership shown by partners like SSA Marine. SSA’s vision and hard work in making their operations cleaner shows the goods movement industry the way to a greener future
said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero, with Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal mentionin that this move will “reduce greenhouse gases while new technologies are developed to reach the ultimate goal of zero emissions.”
SSA is now working on other initiatives to transition its cargo-handling fleet to zero emissions by 2030. At Pier J, the company recently completed a demonstration of two battery-electric top handlers, and is converting nine rubber-tired gantry cranes into fully electric.