New report identifies framework for future developments
August 22, 2011
The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles have released a report that establishes a framework for future identification, development, and testing of non-polluting technologies for moving cargo.
The "Roadmap for Moving Forward with Zero Emissions Technologies at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles – Technical Report" is a system for evaluating various methods of transport that produce no air pollution at the tailpipe. To download the report, go to www.cleanairactionplan.org/reports/default.asp.
An overview of the Roadmap was presented to a joint meeting of the Long Beach and Los Angeles boards of harbor commissioners on July 7, 2011. The boards received the overview document and provided guidance for moving forward with zero-emission technologies. Port staff used that guidance to complete the more detailed Roadmap Technical Report. Also, the boards directed ports' staff to come back in October 2011 with a proposal for a zero-emission project targeting rail and more information on the process and structure for evaluating and selecting additional zero-emission projects.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are busiest container seaports in North America. The two ports combined move more than $350 billion worth of goods and materials annually and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in Southern California.