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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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Port of Long Beach

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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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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