How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

July 20,2021 — PortofSeattle.org

At the Port of Seattle, we view the growth of the region as a success story, as our booming economy and high quality of life attract more and more residents to the area. We also recognize these benefits come with challenges including risks to our climate and our health. For example, in Washington state, the transportation sector including aviation, cars, trucks, boats, and trains, is responsible for 40 percent of the state’s carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions, the pollution that causes global warming. Moreover, on-road and off-road vehicles emit more than 90 percent of the region’s diesel particulate, pollution that may increase risk for diseases such as asthma, cardio-vascular diseases, and even premature death.  (Sources: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency)

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES’ NEW DATA MODULE FORECASTS CARGO MOVEMENT UP TO SIX MONTHS OUT

Port of Los Angeles New Data Module Forecasts Cargo Movement Up To Six Months Out

July 19, 2021 — PortofLosAngeles.org

Adding to its growing digital technology platform, the Port of Los Angeles has launched “Horizon,” a long-term cargo volume predictive feature of its Port Optimizer™ Control Tower data tool. The new module offers cargo owners, terminal operators, truckers and other supply chain stakeholders the capability to gauge movement of containers — imports, exports and empties — at the Port up to six months in advance.

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JUNE VOLUME YET ANOTHER RECORD AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES

June Volume Yet AnotherRecord At Port Of Los Angeles

July 14, 2021 — PortOfLostAngeles.org

The Port of Los Angeles processed 876,430 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, a 27% increase compared to last year. It was the Port’s busiest June ever and closed the fiscal year at 10,879,383 TEUs, a new milestone for any Western Hemisphere port. Over the past 12 months, the Port of Los Angeles eclipsed eight monthly records, had its two highest-performing quarters and top four individual months in the Port’s 114-year history.

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Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

Cavotec: Shore Power Solutions Help Port Of Marseille To Reduce Surge In Ship Emissions In Wake Of Pandemic

July 9, 2021 — Hellenicshippingnews.com

Shore power connects ships to electrical power in port, reducing harmful emissions in ports and surrounding communities. Ports across Europe and the world are increasingly seeing shore power as a highly effective way to reduce emissions from ships in port. The problem of ship emissions in ports has intensified in the wake of the pandemic, as cruise ships that previously stayed in ports for a matter of hours or days, stay at the same berths continually running their conventionally-powered engines, thereby increasing emissions of hazardous chemicals and particulate matter. One port where this has become an urgent issue, with large numbers of cruise ships berthing for extended periods, is the Port of Marseille, France’s largest port.

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Port of New York and New Jersey Continues Record-Breaking Streak of High Cargo Volume, Rail Activity

Port of New York and New Jersey Continues Record-Breaking Streak of High Cargo Volume, Rail Activity

July 7,2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

May 2021 saw another double-digit, record-breaking month at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume, imports, autos, and rail posted double-digit volume increases compared to the previous year, and rail broke its all-time monthly record for May. Autos led the volume surge, with a total of 41,308 autos moving through the Port of New York and New Jersey in May. This number represents an 88.7 percent increase when compared to May 2020. Auto volume for January through May 2021 was 25 percent greater than in the same period of 2020.Total volume for May 2021 was 796,693 TEUs (442,544 lifts) versus 537,412 TEUs (304,132 lifts) in May 2020, a 48.2 percent increase. This increase brings the total for the year through May to 3,645,672 TEUs (2,024,226 lifts).

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