Seattle adopts sustainability priorities

Seattle adopts sustainability priorities

April 29, 2019 —GreenPort

At its meeting on 23 April, the Commission adopted its workplan for the Energy and Sustainability Committee. It confirmed five focus areas including delivering a Sustainable Project Framework Resolution; Develop the Port’s Waterfront Clean Energy Strategic Plan; Develop the Maritime Blue Maritime Inspiration Awards; Incorporate Environmental Stewardship into New Cruise Terminal; and Advancing the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Strategy.

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Oakland Port Truck Management Plan Nears Final Approval

Oakland Port Truck Management Plan Nears Final Approval

April 26, 2019 —Transport Topics

The Port of Oakland’s West Oakland Truck Management Plan has moved one step closer to final approval. The port’s governing board on April 25 endorsed the initiative, which aims to reduce freight haulers’ impact on residential areas. The plan contains strategies that are meant to limit disruption from truck traffic and truck parking, increase safety along freight corridors and educate drivers on preferred routes and parking restrictions. The plan targets West Oakland, the neighborhood ensconced by the port. Trucks funnel through West Oakland to retrieve or drop off cargo. Richard Sinkoff, director of environmental programs and planning, has estimated that 2,000 to 3,000 heavy trucks call on the port every day. The plan proposes updating designated truck routes and improving signage, increasing truck parking enforcement through potential fine increases and instituting precautions such as high-visibility crosswalks and pedestrian safety zones.

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Crossing the bridge to zero-emissions

Crossing the bridge to zero-emissions

April 25, 2019 —Fleet Owner

Study sees diesel as dominant truck power for some time, accounting for 66% of all new U.S. truck sales in 2040. But that’s down from nearly 80% today as it forecasts electric truck market share to grow at 15% a year.

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US container-on-barge services get funding boost

US container-on-barge services get funding boost

April 23, 2019 —JOC.com

Three container-on-barge and catamaran projects will receive a $6.79 million boost from the federal government as operators find openings where they can fend off pressure from railroads that have often undercut such efforts through lower pricing. The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Maritime Administration (Marad) has awarded $3.15 million to a project supporting the transport of resins between Memphis and the ports of New Orleans and Baton Rouge; $1.8 million to James River Barge Lines for the construction of an additional barge to expand its existing service between deepwater container terminals in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and the Port of Richmond; and $1.8 million to a project that aims to ship farm products from Long Island to Connecticut via a 65-foot catamaran.

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Clean Water Action: Jersey City Promotes Benefits of Electrifying Transportation Infrastructure

Clean Water Action: Jersey City Promotes Benefits of Electrifying Transportation Infrastructure

April 23, 2019 —Insider NJ

Jersey City – Clean Water Action joins its Electrify NJ partners and Mayor Fulop in drawing attention to electric vehicle options that could significantly reduce climate gases and related impacts– be they personal cars, trucks, buses, ride/car share options. The need to create the required charging station infrastructure, incentives to buy and commitment of transit and other dollars to advance electric vehicles in NJ could not be greater in the face of the climate crisis and as a path towards fast tracking the state’s 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050.

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At the Port Authority, every day is Earth Day. Here’s what that means.

At the Port Authority, every day is Earth Day. Here’s what that means.

April 22, 2019 —North Jersey

On April 22, Earth Day 2019, an estimated one billion people across the globe will focus on how to become better stewards of the planet. For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, this year’s Earth Day began Oct. 25, 2018, when Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners embraced the Paris Climate Agreement – making it the first transportation agency in the country to do so.

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How Long Beach And Los Angeles Work Together To Create Safer, Greener Ports

How Long Beach And Los Angeles Work Together To Create Safer, Greener Ports

April 22, 2019 —Long Beach Business Journal

When it comes to doing business in the San Pedro Bay port complex, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles actively compete for trade. But in matters of environment and security, and how these issues impact surrounding communities, representatives from both ports say they’re committed to working together.

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NY-NJ truck association picks new president

NY-NJ truck association picks new president

April 17, 2019 —JOC.com

The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, the largest trucking group in the Port of New York and New Jersey has picked Lisa Yakomin to succeed Jeffrey A. Bader, the association’s founder and only previous president, who died earlier this month. The board of the 170-member association picked Yakomin as president at a special meeting Tuesday, selecting a member without driver or trucking executive experience, but who has in recent years worked closely with Bader and been integrally involved in running the organization as its communications and legislative affairs director.

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APM automation project at LA delayed again

APM automation project at LA delayed again

April 17, 2019 —Port Strategy

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has for the second time delayed a decision on a strongly contested permit for APM Terminals to carry out modernisation work to introduce driverless electric cargo trucks at the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400.

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Ruda named permanent New York/New Jersey director

Ruda named permanent New York/New Jersey director

April 15, 2019 —American Shipper

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Monday that Sam Ruda, the Port Department’s interim director for the past five months, has been named its new director. Ruda (pictured above), who came to the Port Authority in 2015 after a 29-year career in transportation that included 12 years as part of the senior management team at the Port of Portland, will oversee the pending implementation of a 30-year strategic plan to deal with the port’s growth and record cargo volumes.

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