ABB/Ballard Zero Emission Fuel Cells Could Replace Shore Power Requirements for Ships

ABB/Ballard Zero Emission Fuel Cells Could Replace Shore Power Requirements for Ships

July 30, 2018 — American Journal of Transportation

The recently announced ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) and Ballard Power Systems collaboration will build zero emission fuel cell modules that can eliminate the need for costly shore power installations for ships at ports and provide zero emission marine power.

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Port of New York and New Jersey Has Record High

Port of New York and New Jersey Has Record High Cargo Volumes

7/27/18 — American Shipper

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record for the first half of 2018, with container volumes up 6.8 percent over the same period in 2017. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said, “A primary factor driving the cargo increase is last June’s completion of the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which raised the clearance capacity under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet, allowing ships as large as 18,000 TEUs to pass underneath it. Previously, the maximum vessel size was 9,800 TEUs.” The port said currently 9.1 percent of the port’s cargo is carried on vessels that are 13,000 TEUs or larger.

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Oakland Aims for No Emissions Operations

Oakland Aims for No Emissions Operations

July 25, 2018 — GreenPort

“This is a bold and ambitious plan. Achieving a zero-emissions seaport will take years, requiring substantial investments in transformative technology, new infrastructure and equipment,” said Richard Sinkoff, director of environmental programs and planning at the port and principal architect of its clean-air plan.

“But we are 100% committed to eliminating emissions related to the movement of containerised trade, wherever and as soon as we can.”

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NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

7/18/18 — JOC.com

Forecasting a 68 percent rise in cargo traffic by 2045, authorities and freight industry stakeholders around the Port of New York and New Jersey aim to enhance rail systems, add barge routes, and make more efficient use of port facilities to mitigate the truck traffic and the pollution it causes. New York City officials this week released a $100 million plan to “overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems,” as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey puts the finishing touches to a master plan that is expected to reshape aspects of the East Coast’s largest port in preparation for growing demand over the next 30 to 40 years.

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Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach Approve New Truck Clean Air Standards

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach Approve New Truck Clean Air Standards

7/16/18 — Transport Topics

Officials with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have approved measures that are designed to reduce air pollution from new trucks just entering drayage service, specifically those that go in and out of the marine terminals.

Beginning Oct. 1, new trucks not currently registered in the Ports Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR) must be from the 2014 model year or newer. This additional requirement does not apply to trucks that are already registered in PDTR and are current on their annual registration dues.

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NY-NJ Makes Do Without Gray Chassis Pool

NY-NJ Makes Do Without Gray Chassis Pool

7/13/18 — JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey’s three-year quest to create a chassis gray pool to curb congestion and delays at the East Coast’s largest port has slipped down the port’s priorities, with some stakeholders questioning whether it’s still needed — especially now that about half of all port chassis are owned or long-term leased by truckers.

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Oakland Goes Hybrid for Cleaner Terminal Ops

Oakland Goes Hybrid for Cleaner Terminal Ops

7/5/18 — GreenPort

SSA Marine is to retrofit 13 of the US Port of Oakland’s diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines to help clean up operations. The rubber-tyred gantry crane upgrade, which is estimated to cost over US$6m, is forecast to cut over 45 tonnes of exhaust emissions each year at the facility.

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