Nation’s Two Largest Ports Toughen Clean-Truck Standard

Nation’s Two Largest Ports Toughen Clean-Truck Standard

September 26, 2018 — Transport Topics

As of Oct. 1, any Class 8 trucks entering service for the first time at either the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Long Beach must be model year 2014 or newer under a change implemented at the nation’s two largest ports. It is the first in a series of steps the ports are taking to advance clean truck progress under the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, approved last November. New strategies seek to phase out older trucks, with a goal of transitioning to zero-emission trucks by 2035, and intermediate steps in the meantime.

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NY-NJ moves toward interoperable chassis pool with new IEP

NY-NJ moves toward interoperable chassis pool with new IEP

September 26, 2018 —JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey has moved closer to its long-term goal of getting a portwide gray chassis pool to handle cargo surges from mega-ship calls with the addition of a second intermodal equipment provider (IEP) — and perhaps a second location — to the pool, which was opened last year by Flexi-Van Leasing and the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC). The addition of Milestone Equipment Holdings to the OPEN Choice Equipment Agreement-North East (OCEA-N) pool — would take the pool a step closer to its goal of creating an “interoperable” pool that would combine the chassis from several providers, meaning that truckers could pick or drop off chassis from more than one provider at one or more locations. Interoperability is generally seen as a way to enable truckers to pick up or deliver rental chassis more efficiently and quickly.

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Port of Los Angeles Launching Zero Emissions Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Launching Zero Emissions Freight Project

September 18, 2018 — Energy Manager Today

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project — proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth, and Shell — provides a large-scale “shore to store” plan and a hydrogen fuel-cell-electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement.

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North Atlantic ports expanding for larger vessels

North Atlantic ports expanding for larger vessels

September 17, 2018 — American Shipper

North America’s East Coast ports have been undertaking projects to handle larger containerships since before the expanded Panama Canal opened in June 2016, and despite headwinds from global trade tensions, port expansion plans remain on track. The largest vessels routinely utilizing the Panama Canal are three, 14,414-TEU CMA CGM-operated vessels, the CMA CGM J. Adams, CMA CGM J. Madison and CMA CGM T. Roosevelt. As of August, the average containership size transiting the Panama Canal was 6,846 TEUs, up 5.4 percent from a year earlier and up 48.6 percent from three years earlier…

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Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

Ports, Carriers Step Up Efforts to Move Cargo More Efficiently

September 17, 2018 — Transport Topics

A surge in global shipping volume is adding urgency to ­efforts to increase the efficiency of cargo handling at seaports and inland waterways.

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