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Port of LA to reduce emissions with next-gen eco-trucks

The Port of Los Angeles, Toyota, Kenworth, and the California Air Resources Board took the next step towards the future of zero-emission trucking, presenting fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in numerous phases, incorporating initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.

Port of Long Beach’s measures to reach zero emissions

The Port of Long Beach has implemented aggressive goals for zero emissions goods movement. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a target of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.

North Carolina Ports welcomes first 12,000 TEU ship

North Carolina Ports welcomed Monday its first-ever 12,000 TEU vessel to the Port of Wilmington. The Singaporean-flagged container ship, ‘Kota Pekarang’, is the largest capacity-wise to call the port to date. The ship’s visit comes on the heels of the arrival of North Carolina Ports’ third neo-Panamax crane.

Record container volumes for NWSA in Q1 2019

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, a marine cargo operating partnership of the US ports of Tacoma and Seattle, handled a record of 775,522 TEUs for total international container volumes in the first quarter of 2019, a 12% increase over the same period last year.

Fire breaks out on bulk carrier at North Carolina Port

A fire broke out in the crew cabins of the bulk carrier ‘Albany Sound’, while the ship was berthed at North Carolina Port, Morehead City, US, on April 14. Ac cording to information, the fire affected only the crew cabins and not other parts of the ship. Morehead City Fire fighters, helped by other departments, went on the incident scene and put out the fire by the afternoon of the same day. Currently, the bulk carrier is berthed at the port.

Container explosion shakes Port of Los Angeles

An explosion took place outside the Port of Los Angeles, on April 15. The explosion led to a fire and destroyed a big rig, as well as various vehicles. According to the relevant authorities, no one was injured due to the explosion. Commenting on the incident, the police said that an industrial accident caused the explosion of the cargo container with cars, as it was heading out of the port.

Port of Oakland achieves positive first quarter

The Port of Oakland reported a positive first quarter, as the March container volumes increased by 10% in comparison to same month last year. This rise can be attributed to the fact that shippers are trying to get ahead of potential new tariffs in the US-China trade war. Until the end of March, the Port handled 612,151 TEUs, compared to 587,356 TEUs during the same period in 2018. This is a 4.2% increase.

Northwest Seaport Alliance approves Terminal 5 upgrade

The Northwest Seaport Alliance approved lease agreements and authorized construction on the Terminal 5 Modernization Program. NWSA now readies the Terminal to return to use as a premier international container terminal. In addition, an interlocal agreement was also approved, enabling the Port of Seattle to use a portion of Terminal 46 for a cruise berth.

Port of Corpus Christi reaches agreement for new petroleum export terminal

The Port of Corpus Christi approved a 50-year lease agreement with Lone Star Ports, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and the Berry Group, for about 200 acres on Harbor Island to develop a new petroleum export terminal. The facility will connect US crude producers with all major international markets. The facility on Harbor Island is planned to be the deepest-draft safe harbor crude export facility in the US.

Port of Corpus Christi prepares to accommodate larger tankers

The Port of Corpus Christi in Texas should be capable of loading Aframaxes, Suezmaxes and partially loaded VLCCs to export US crude by October 2020, an executive with The Carlyle Group, the company that is involved in the port’s expansion, informed. Ferris Hussein, managing director at the Carlyle Group, noted that the Port is expected to be ready by October, 2020, at 54 feet.

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