• 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…


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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…


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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,…


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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…


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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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