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Port of Los Angeles continues to reduce emissions

The Port of Los Angeles continues to make major strides in cutting pollution from ships, trucks, trains, cargo-handling equipment and harbor craft, according to the latest annual inventory of emissions from port-related mobile sources. The Port’s 2013 Inventory of Air Emissions shows the Port has set new records with diesel particulate matter (DPM) down 80 percent, nitrogen oxides (NOx) down 57 percent and sulfur oxides (SOx) down 90 percent over eight years of aggressive clean air measures. The findings also reflect significant progress in curbing greenhouse gases (GHG), down 23 percent since the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) was adopted in 2006. “The Port of Los Angeles has made significant progress on the path to a healthier future and is on track to do more,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We are proud to be an industry leader both internationally and in California, a state known for the world’s highest environmental standards.”   “This Port’s commitment to clean air is stronger than ever,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “These latest results show that our industry partners, who have been key to our success all along, are voluntarily expanding their sustainable practices ...

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Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai launch Ecopartnership

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Shanghai  signed a formal agreement to exchange information, technical expertise and best practices to expand use of shore power at the Port of Shanghai. The signing ceremony concluded the sixth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, China's Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi. The annual conference brings the two nations together to address mutual challenges and opportunities on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hailed China's growing interest in reducing vessel emissions as part of its larger efforts to improve air quality. Garcetti said the EcoPartnership strengthens ties established in 1998 under a Los Angeles-Shanghai Friendship Port Agreement. "Los Angeles continues to see the health and economic benefits of green growth, and we are eager to support our No. 1 trading partner as it expands its shore power program," Garcetti said. "We are honored to share our knowledge and experience with the Port of Shanghai and support this progressive environmental initiative at the world's largest port," said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. "We ...

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