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    Humboldt Bay Undergoes High Priority Dredging Project

    Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) recently visited the Port of Humboldt Bay to observe dredging operations in progress easing shallow water conditions.  Heavy rainfall during the last winter has led to sediment deposits in the bay restricting larger vessels from entering the port.  The Congressman acknowledged the importance of dredging in order to support the […]

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    Solar Installation Beings at Port of San Diego’s Cruise Ship Terminal

    The Port of San Diego is installing a 167-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the roof of its primary cruise ship terminal, which is expected to offset approximately 70 percent of the building’s energy consumption. The 630 panel system is also anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 187 metric tons annually. “The Port of San Diego […]

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    The Port of Long Beach Supports Community Organizations with over $737,000 in Sponsorships

    The Port of Long Beach’s community sponsorship program continues to support diverse, local organizations throughout the city. In May, the Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded $359,795, bringing the port’s sponsorship total to over $737,000 for FY2015. The record year supported 159 events representing the arts, environment, social justice, and historic preservation. “The Port of Long […]

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    Port of Hueneme Experiences Record Employment Growth

    The Port of Hueneme, a commercial trade gateway for niche cargo on the West Coast, has experienced record economic growth since 2012, adding over 3,600 jobs raising the employment total to over 13,600.  The data stems from the Port’s recently released Economic Assessment prepared by Martin Associates, a firm specializing in economic analysis for the […]

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    Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan Released

    The Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) was released on Tuesday, May 3rd. According to the CSFAP website, the Plan is an ambitious statewide effort to improve freight efficiency and transition the freight transport system to zero-emission technologies, while continuing to support California’s economy. In July 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15, which directs the Secretary […]

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    Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project Begins

    Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P., a privately held professional breakbulk cargo-handling company, and the Port of Los Angeles have committed to launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project – a display of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a marine terminal designed to generate all required energy needs from renewable sources. The project, funded in […]

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    Grid-Connected Shore Power System Project Enters Phase II at the Port of Hueneme

    The Port of Hueneme has entered the second phase of its Grid-Connected Shore Power System Project, the largest greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiative in the county’s history. Use of Shore Power at-berth allows refrigerated cargo vessels to rely on the terminal’s electrical grid for energy rather than auxiliary marine engines operating on diesel. “The Port […]

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    CAPA Members Appointed to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

    Leaders of California’s ports have enjoyed a history of serving on federal transportation-related advisory bodies, including most recently serving on the National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC).  This trend is set to continue as Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, Gene Seroka, and Port of Long Beach […]

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    TIGER Grants Awarded to California Ports

    TIGER Grants Awarded to California Ports The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three California ports with grants from the 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, as was announced on, October 27th, by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Representative. “Whether ports, roads or rail, California’s economic health relies on modern and […]

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    The Port of Oakland Favors Saturday Operations at its Marine Terminals

    The port of Oakland may be opening its doors on Saturdays to additional marine terminal operations, as expressed by a recent letter from Chief Executive Officer Chris Lytle addressed to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). That same letter outlined two obstacles which must be resolved in order to achieve this goal: the labor shortage which […]

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