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Port of Oakland OKs $11 Million Rail Link to New Cool Port Project

The Port of Oakland approved an $11 million rail link for the new Cool Port project, a part of a strategy to attract Midwest beef and pork for export to Asia, and the final piece of an ambitious plan to make Oakland a vital link in the food chain. The project would connect Union Pacific Railroad tracks with Cool Port, a 280,000-square-foot …

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San Pedro Bay Ports Approve New Clean Air Strategies

The San Pedro Bay Port Complex, comprised of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update on November 2, 2017, bringing in a new era of aggressive environmental strategies for cargo transportation throughout the Nation’s busiest container port complex. The document provides high-level guidance toward a …

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Clean Air Action Plan Update

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently released a draft of their 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, a landmark air quality plan that establishes the most comprehensive, far-reaching strategy for reducing port-related air pollution and related health risks. While doing so, the plan also allows for port development, job creation and economic …

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Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation Launch Solution to Digitize Maritime Shipping

The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation have worked in partnership since last November to develop a first-of-its-kind digital solution for shipping data that is available to cargo owners and supply chain operators. The solution was launched on a pilot basis in mid-May at APM Terminals with Maersk Shipping Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company, along with …

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Port of Hueneme Receives Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

The Port of Hueneme was awarded the County of Ventura 2017 Earth Day Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship due to their leadership in sustainability within the community. The award was presented by Kelly Long of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors who stated, “I was honored to nominate the Port of Hueneme Oxnard Harbor District as the Third …

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Port of Long Beach Names New Executive Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Friday, April 14th to name Mario Cordero as the new Executive Director of the Port. Cordero has served on the Federal Maritime Commission since 2011, and was also a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner from 2003-2011. “After a comprehensive international search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners recognized that Mario Cordero is an …

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