Connecticut Port Authority Withdraws Support for $1.8 Million Harbor Harvest Project

Connecticut Port Authority Withdraws Support for $1.8 Million Harbor Harvest Project

August 19 ,2020 –CTExaminer.com

The Connecticut Port Authority has withdrawn its request as a sponsor for a $1.8 million U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) grant for a Marine Highway project that would have supported the development of a Harbor Harvest, a waterborne transportation service for farmers and manufacturers in Connecticut and Long Island.

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Real-time data drives terminal operations performance improvement

Real-time Data Drives Terminal Operations Performance Improvement

August 18,2020 — Kalmar.com

As interest in data-driven solutions from both customers and internal stakeholders continues to rise, Kalmar has been looking at how the information generated during cargo handling operations can be utilized to create value for customers. Data visualization and insights have been a vital component of Kalmar’s service offering for many years, most notably through Kalmar Insight – a performance management tool that aggregates data from multiple sources to provide an overview of fleet operations and maintenance needs.

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Volvo President Voorhoeve Outlines Electric-Duty Truck Plans

Volvo President Voorhoeve Outlines Electric-Duty Truck Plans

August 18,2020– Trucks.com

As the first electric heavy-duty trucks start rolling on Southern California’s highways, Volvo Trucks North America Peter Voorhoeve sees enough market potential to start scaling production of the vehicles at a company factory in Virginia by the end of the year. Volvo has a handful of battery-electric Volvo VNR heavy-duty trucks operated by customers on routes that connect the giant Los Angeles port complex to inland distribution centers. Volvo is rolling out a fleet of 70 electric trucks this year. California environmental agencies support much of the program with financial incentives and other funding.

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15 states and the District of Columbia join forces to accelerate bus and truck electrification

15 States and the District of Columbia Join Forces To Accelerate Bus and Truck Electrification

August 17,2020 — CaliforniaAirResourcesBoard.com

15 states and the District of Columbia announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul delivery trucks (big-rigs). The goal is to ensure that 100 percent of all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales be zero emission vehicles by 2050 with an interim target of 30 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.

States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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Port of Long Beach posts biggest month ever

Port of Long Beach Posts Biggest Month Ever

August 17, 2020 — AJOT.com

July marked the busiest month in the 109-year history of the Port of Long Beach as terminal operators and dockworkers moved 753,081 cargo container units, topping a record set two years ago. Trade increased by 21.1% in July compared to the same month in 2019. The previous single-month record of 752,188 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), set in June 2018, was surpassed by nearly 900 TEUs.

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Mercedes’ Parent Daimler Agrees To $2B Settlement In U.S.Emissions Cases

Mercedes’ Parent Daimler Agrees To $2B Settlement In U.S.Emissions Cases

August 13,2020 –Forbes.com

Germany’s Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, said Thursday it has reached agreements in principle to settle regulatory and civil cases in the United States over cheating on diesel emissions tests for more than $2 billion, in a spinoff case sparked in part by the larger Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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Red Hook Terminals to deploy largest electric truck fleet on US East Coast

Red Hook Terminals to deploy largest electric truck fleet on US East Coast

August 7, 2020– AJOT.com

Red Hook Terminals has ordered a fleet of ten BYD 8Y all-electric yard tractors, from BYD’s local truck dealer, Hudson County Motors. This zero-emission fleet will be deployed at Red Hook Terminal’s intermodal yard in Port Newark, NJ, and will be the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks operating on the US East Coast.

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Utah Inland Port Authority and Dominion Energy Sign Cooperation Agreement

Utah Inland Port Authority and Dominion Energy Sign Cooperation Agreement

August 6, 2020 — RenewableEnergyMagazine.com

The Utah Inland Port Authority and Dominion Energy Utah have signed a Joint Cooperation Statement aimed at reducing air pollution and improving energy efficiency within the UIPA jurisdictional area. The partnership will explore the use and development of innovative programs and technologies associated with natural gas development including renewable natural gas, alternative fuels and energy efficiency.

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South Coast AQMD to Offer Funding for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

South Coast AQMD to Offer Funding for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

August 5, 2020 — ActNews.com

California received $423 million from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions—a major contributor to unhealthy air quality throughout the state. A portion of this funding–$90 million–will be going toward the Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks category. The funds are to be administered by South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) in an effort to reduce emissions from this heaviest weight class sector that has typically relied on diesel technologies.

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Container traffic in US set to increase as pandemic eases

Container Traffic in US Set to Increase As Pandemic Eases

August 5, 2020 — PortTechnology.com

Cargo flow through the biggest ports in the US is set to increase substantially as the COVID-19 subsides, with the major gateways in California remaining key to the country’s international trade.

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