Artist Installs Bells Throughout Oakland that Detect Air Pollution

Artist Installs Bells Throughout Oakland that Detect Air Pollution

November 30, 2018 —Hyperallergic

We have data about pollution in the air we breathe, says Rosten Woo. But he wants to make that data visible and present. That’s what Woo, an artist in residence at San Francisco’s science and art museum, the Exploratorium, hopes to do with his project, Mutual Air.

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Long Beach port approves participation in clean truck grant program

Long Beach port approves participation in clean truck grant program

November 27, 2018 —Press-Telegram

The Port of Long Beach’s Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, Nov. 26, officially approved the port’s participation in a joint grant program that aims to take older, more polluting trucks off the road by giving drivers grants to buy newer, less-polluting rigs. The Port of Long Beach will partner with the Port of Los Angeles and South Coast Air Quality Management District on the program, which will give dozens of truck drivers up to $100,000 each to buy newer, less-polluting rigs.

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Red Hook aims to be NY-NJ port’s barge hub to city delivery

Red Hook aims to be NY-NJ port’s barge hub to city delivery

November 20, 2018 —JOC.com

At the center of New York and New Jersey’s push to boost container-on-barge use, Red Hook Terminals is looking to position itself as the hub of a low-cost, efficient regional barge service that can replace trucked containers, especially in and out of the vast New York consumer market. The port’s smallest terminal — with cargo growth that outstripped the port as a whole last year but lags it slightly this year, according to Red Hook Terminals — believes barges can help alleviate the expected pressure on the port’s four main, New Jersey-based terminals and area highways, as port cargo volumes and area congestion increase.

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Startup delayed for LNG to fuel TOTE ships

Startup delayed for LNG to fuel TOTE ships

November 20, 2018 —Alaska Journal of Commerce

…Puget Sound Energy, the gas and electric utility serving communities on Washington state’s Puget Sound, issued a construction contract two years ago for its gas liquefaction plant, storage tank and marine fueling depot. It has an anchor customer lined up to take liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel. It has a 25-year tidelands lease on 33 acres in the Port of Tacoma, which will earn the port $212,000 per month after the plant starts-up. It has all its major permits but one. While construction continues on the $310 million project, the utility is waiting for the final environmental impact statement, or EIS, required for an air quality permit. The permit delay already has pushed back the plant’s anticipated start-up date from 2019 to 2020.

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Air Pollution Study Helped City Ban Truck Traffic

Air Pollution Study Helped City Ban Truck Traffic

November 19, 2018 —Futurity

A collaboration between researchers and residents of a New Jersey city provided evidence that heavy truck traffic affected a neighborhood’s air quality and compromised health.

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Port NY-NJ launches upgraded portwide portal

Port NY-NJ launches upgraded portwide portal

November 19, 2018 —JOC.com

A new information dashboard designed to improve fluidity at the Port of New York and New Jersey offers shippers and truckers easier access to container information and enables them to make multiple reservations in the GCT Bayonne appointment system. The dashboard, which went online Monday, is an upgraded and streamlined version of port’s four-year-old PortTruckPass website that was created by a consortium of the operators of the six terminals in the port to collect and disseminate logistical information.

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EPA Pledges to Clamp Down on Pollution from Heavy Trucks

EPA Pledges to Clamp Down on Pollution from Heavy Trucks

November 15, 2018 —NJ Spotlight

For the first time in 17 years, the federal government is planning to clamp down on a type of smog-forming pollution from heavy-duty trucks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced it will come up with a new standard to decrease emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) from heavy-duty trucks and engines; the rule has not been changed since 2001.

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USD$3m for Hueneme zero emissions project

USD $3m for Hueneme zero emissions project

November 9, 2018 —GreenPort

The Port of Hueneme has been awarded USD$3m from the California Air Resources Board to launch a zero emissions ship to shore freight project. Equipment including two electric yard trucks funded through the grant will enable the California port’s private customers to transport their cargo from the ship to the shore without any emissions to reduce air pollution and the port’s environmental footprint.

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Siemens onshore power is helping build the world’s largest cruise ships

Siemens onshore power is helping build the world’s largest cruise ships

November 6, 2018 —Windpower Engineering & Development

Siemens has received an order from MV WERFTEN Wismar GmbH to supply and install turnkey Siharbor onshore power supplies. The onshore power supply system will be used to build “Global Class” cruise ships…The combustion of ship fuels during lay time and construction is one of the main sources of air pollution in the areas around ports and wharves. Harmful emissions in the shipping industry need to be reduced: This would have an enormous impact on every port city around the world.

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Community-oriented process to monitor air quality kicks off tomorrow

Community-oriented process to monitor air quality kicks off tomorrow

November 6, 2018 —Richmond Confidential

Richmond is about to begin a unique process to identify a group of community leaders to work with the state and local air resources boards to determine key drivers of the city’s pollution and put together a plan to reduce it. This Wednesday, Nov. 7, leaders of community environmental organizations and other members of the public are invited by County Supervisor John Gioia to attend a meeting on the new plan at the Richmond City Recreation Complex on MacDonald Avenue. Gioia is a member of the California Air Resources Board, known as CARB, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

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