Green Maritime Fund critical to emissions reduction

Green Maritime Fund critical to emissions reduction

May 29, 2020– DryBulkMagazine.com

The British Ports Association has published new research examining the barriers to shore power in UK ports, setting out three proposals to support the industry to meet ambitious emissions reductions targets. Shore power is the provision of shore-based electricity to ships at berth, allowing them to turn off their auxiliary engines. These auxiliary engines are used for crew and passenger accommodation and cargo operations (such as pumps or heating or cooling systems) and typically use a type of diesel. Shore connections either provide power from the grid or nearby generation sources. They are commonly fixed at one berth but mobile solutions (by barge) are also in operation.

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Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society

May 29,2020–ActNews.com

Several states have established visionary goals to reduce their climate footprints, with many striving to achieve carbon neutrality within the next 30 years—including California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, and Massachusetts. The achievement of these ambitious goals will be challenging.In the “Getting to Neutral – The Importance of Renewable Gases in Decarbonizing Society” webinar, presenters will share key findings from the recently published Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) report, “Getting to Neutral.” Attendees will learn strategies that can enable states to accelerate their efforts to fight climate change.

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NZE Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Drayage Operations in San Pedro Bay Ports

NZE Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Drayage Operations in San Pedro Bay Ports

May 28,2020–ActNews.com

Today’s commercially available, near-zero-emission (NZE) heavy-duty natural gas trucks have proven their readiness for the rigors of daily drayage truck operations at North America’s largest shipping ports, the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NZE natural gas trucks were officially upgraded to the highest Technology Readiness Level—TRL 9— in the Ports’ Feasibility Assessment for Drayage Trucks

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Near-Zero Emission Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Port Drayage Operations

Near-Zero Emission Natural Gas Truck Technology Proven Ready for the Rigors of Port Drayage Operations

May 28th, 2020–GlobeNewswire.com

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership is pleased to recognize the actions of North America’s largest shipping ports—Los Angeles and Long Beach—to officially upgrade today’s commercially available, near-zero-emission (NZE) heavy-duty natural gas trucks to the highest Technology Readiness Level—TRL 9— in their Feasibility Assessment for Drayage Trucks.The feasibility assessment was first published by the Ports in March 2019 as a means to evaluate the feasibility of various zero-emission (ZE) and NZE drayage truck fuel-technology platforms based on four key parameters: commercial availability, operational feasibility, infrastructure availability, and economic workability. NZE natural gas trucks are the first technology in the Ports’ assessment to achieve the TRL 9 rating. The assessment plays an integral role in the forward strategy of the Port’s groundbreaking Clean Truck Program.

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Port Authority of New York, New Jersey Gets Congressional Support for Aid Request

Port Authority of New York, New Jersey Gets Congressional Support for Aid Request

May 27,2020–TTNews.com

Twenty-seven members of Congress representing the states of New York and New Jersey are asking leaders in the House and Senate to include $3 billion in relief funds for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a future coronavirus financial aid package

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Committing to mitigate climate change

Committing To Mitigate Climate Change

May 27,2020 –GreenPort.com

Companies are committing to tackle climate change by pursuing science-based measures to bring efficient technologies to market.Cargotec has been no stranger in shouting about its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, joining leading companies in a promise to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. “A key business driver for Cargotec is to reduce the carbon footprint of the logistics industry,” said Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec. Cargotec said that more than 95% of its CO2 emissions occur in the value chain – meaning raw material sourcing and use-phase of the sold products. Therefore, the emission reduction target is mammoth and expands beyond its own operations.

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Corps, New Orleans port to deepen access to Uptown docks for large ocean-going vessels

Corps, New Orleans Port to Deepen Access to Uptown docks for Large Ocean-Going Vessels

May 26, 2020- NOLA.com

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans are recommending dredging to 50 feet the access to nearly 2½ miles of the port’s Uptown wharves on the Mississippi River, which will allow the port to compete with other Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic ports to load and unload major ocean-going vessels. Access to the port’s Milan Street and Louisiana Avenue wharves is now limited to ships with drafts of 35 feet or less. At the Nashville Avenue wharf, the draft varies between 35 and 45 feet. The present Napoleon Avenue draft is 45 feet

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The Sweet Spot for Natural Gas Trucks

The Sweet Spot for Natural Gas Trucks

May 26,2020 — ACTNews.com

More and more heavy-duty fleets are turning to natural gas because of its ability to reduce costs and meet sustainability goals. Over the last decade, fleets of all types, sizes and duty-cycles have experienced benefits when switching to natural gas, but there are certain operating circumstances that have led to higher returns on investments. Based on real-world fleet experiences, a sweet spot for natural gas trucks has emerged, along with key best practices to ensure success with natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

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Hyundai Hope Marks the Return of HMM to the Port of NY&NJ

Hyundai Hope Marks the Return of HMM to the Port of NY&NJ

May 21, 2020 — PortBreakingWaves.com

On Saturday, May 16, the Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the MV Hyundai Hope at GCT Bayonne – marking the return of the ocean carrier formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine but now branded as HMM, after a three-year hiatus. The celebratory occasion was commemorated through a plaque presentation made by Rado Saragih, Manager, Maritime Industry Relations at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Hyundai Hope, a 13,154 TEU vessel, under the command of Captain LEE, SHO RYONG – represents another significant development as HMM officially became the fourth member of THE Alliance (THEA).

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How to Get Trucking Past the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Get Trucking Past the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 19, 2020 — Trucks.com

With much of America’s trucking operations grounded for the past several months during the COVID-19 outbreak, fleet managers are eager to get back to work. But what does that look like in a world where trucks have been sitting idle for 90-days or more?A trucking fleet is designed to be used. Fleet management software systems that ensure vehicle efficiency, compliance, maintenance and safety are built to mainly monitor a fleet that is in motion – not one that is grounded. As the nation reopens from the coronavirus lockdown, fleets need to move forward with a fresh outlook and new set of compliance standards.

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