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Sustainable bulk container supply
In late 2014, MMG issued a tender for the supply of 1,200 specialised containers to move copper from its flagship Las Bambas mine to the Port of Matarani on the west coast of Peru. 22 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Zero emissions equipment grant
The Port of Long Beach is set to receive a major grant which will fund a demonstration project for zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment. 07 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
A greener more competitive edge
APM Terminals is investing USD$200m in new efficiency technology at its US Port Elizabeth terminal to allow for it to receive ultra large container ships. 27 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Vancouver noise mitigation efforts
Canada's Port of Vancouver is home to a stunning coastline and waterways rich with pristine water and dramatic shorelines shared with more than 20 species of marine mammals. But ambient noise from storms, waves and currents together with sounds of vessels moving through the ocean are heard by whales, cetaceans and other marine life affecting their experience underwater writes Carrie Brown, director environmental programmes, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. 25 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
EPA awards emissions projects
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded three environmental projects in New England, USA approximately $2m. 10 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Solar power for Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach has installed a 904.75kW Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic (PV) system to contribute to its sustainable environmental developments. 30 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Green developments roadmap for LA
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach want freight infrastructure investment and innovation and technology to improve supply chain efficiency incorporated into the next version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). 24 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Measuring green benefits
Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a US$125 million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. 08 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Truck emissions down at Oakland
Diesel emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland has dropped by 98% between 2005 and 2015, while ship emissions also fell 75%. 31 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
Seattle concludes environmental study
The Port of Seattle has completed the environmental analysis and prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Terminal 5 Improvements project. 27 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
Los Angeles marks green bond US first
The Port of Angeles has expanded its commitment to sustainability by issuing US$35.2 million in green bonds as part of a larger debt refinancing project. 21 Sep 2016 - GreenPort
Port of LA holding its own
The Port of Los Angeles said it has mainly continued to preserve its clean air gains in order to reduce key pollutants, lower health risks and improve life quality in LA. 01 Sep 2016 - GreenPort
Long Beach green goals dented
Lingering effects from ships at anchor early last year have impacted the air quality at the Port of Long Beach. 26 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
Moving towards zero emissions
The Port of Long Beach is said to be ‘well on its way’ to achieving its zero-emission harbour goal, according to port officials. 12 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
LA appeals decision on SCIG project
The Port of Los Angeles will join BNSF Railway in appealing against the California Superior Court ruling on the BNSF Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) Project. 09 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
Getting boxes off the roads
Georgia's first inland terminal will partner with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), to handle up to 30,000 teu containers per year saving more than 6 million truck miles. 09 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
Port of Long Beach helps battle pollution
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has authorised the framework for a unique, voluntary US$46.4m programme to lessen the impacts of port-related pollution on the community. 02 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
Electrifying Los Angeles
BYD has launched a US$26m Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, which will demonstrate zero emission technologies at the Port of Los Angeles. 22 Jul 2016 - GreenPort
GPA clean air award
The Georgia Ports Authority has won the 2016 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award for its electric rubber-tyred gantry crane programme. 11 Jul 2016 - GreenPort
Raising the bar in environmental stewardship
One innovative ship sailing between two ports is helping to raise the bar in the Americas when it comes to environmental stewardship. 13 Jun 2016 - GreenPort