PORTS OF LONG BEACH AND LOS ANGELES INTENSIFY CLEAN AIR PLAN

PORTS OF LONG BEACH AND LOS ANGELES INTENSIFY CLEAN AIR PLAN

The central strategy proposed from both Californian´s ports for the next version of the CAAP (San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan) is related to reducing freight-handling equipments and trucks’ emissions to zero or close to zero. Other propositions from Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are extending the reduction emissions also for ships and approaching on cargo infrastructure financing in technology and innovation in order to enhance energy planning and distribution chain performance.

The plan also requests greater defense for more rigorous emissions standards and government incentives to assist on the payments of projects related to zero or close-zero emissions vehicles’ tests and its commercialization. The proposition for providing privileged terminal access and cleaning port trucks’ engine standards to green vehicles should be done gradually. 2035 is the target year of switching for zero emissions transportation fleet and 2030 for decreasing idling and changing yard equipment to zero emissions vehicles.

The CAAP 2017 Discussion Document with new terms was revealed last November during ports officials’ reunion. The document gives priority to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from port-related sources 80 percent below 1990 stages by 2050. The goal is aligned with the objectives of California Clean Air Plan and also L.A and Long Beach Endeavour to drop off GHG emissions.   

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