• 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…


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  • The Port of Oakland Receives Tenth Consecutive Energy Star Certification

    The Port of Oakland has received its tenth consecutive Energy Star award for their headquarters building from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA). The US-EPA annually recognizes buildings around the nation for energy efficiencies. Energy Star Award recipients must rank among the top 25% of most energy efficient buildings…


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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…


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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…


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  • Cap-and-Trade: Port Environmental Initiatives

    The AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies the cap-and-trade program as one of the strategies California will employ to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. This program will help put California on the path to meet its goal of reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels…


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  • California Sustainable Freight Strategy

    On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for the development of an integrated freight action plan that will improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase the competitiveness of California’s freight system.  Under the Executive Order, the Secretary of the California State…


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  • California Legislature – 1st Extraordinary Session

    On June 19, 2015, Governor Brown issued a Proclamation calling for the California Legislature to convene an extraordinary session to consider and act upon legislation necessary to enact permanent and sustainable transportation funding to: Adequately and responsibly maintain and repair the state’s transportation and other critical infrastructure; and Improve the state’s key…


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  • Sea Level Rise

    The annual increase in global temperatures has led to a sea level rise of approximately 8 inches and the National Research Council predicts that by year 2100 sea levels in California may swell between 4-56 inches. An increase of such proportion will significantly magnify natural disasters resulting from flooding, erosion, and weather phenomenon. Abiding by…


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  • Ballast Water Management

    In order to maintain navigability, stability and integrity, ocean-going vessels may take on, discharge, or redistribute ballast water during the course of normal operations.  During cargo loading and unloading, for example – or as a vessel encounters rough seas, or transits through shallow waterways or under bridges – ballast…


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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…


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