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News Image Ports Announce Clean Air Action Plan Award Winners
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach honored five companies for their extraordinary efforts to fight harmful emissions at the 6th Annual Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Awards held today in San Pedro. Watch the video.
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News Image Deadline Extended: Ports Looking for Clean Air Innovators
Nominations are now open for the sixth annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, in which the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles will recognize the air pollution-fighting efforts of port-related businesses in the area.
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News Image Port of Long Beach Programs Cut Pollution by 75%
Port of Long Beach clean air programs slashed air pollution from port-related sources for the fifth year in a row, including a dramatic 75 percent reduction in airborne diesel particulates, according to an analysis of key pollutants that compares 2011 to 2005.
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News Image More Cargo, Cleaner Air at the Port of Los Angeles
Air pollution from Port-related sources continues to drop as cargo rebounds at the Port of Los Angeles. New data shows that from 2005 to 2011, cumulative harmful emissions at America’s No. 1 trade gateway plunged as much as 76 percent while container volumes increased 6 percent. On a year-to-year basis, there has been a decrease up to 7 percent of harmful emissions.
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News Image Clean Air Action Plan Awards Announced by Ports
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles today recognized six companies with Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards for exemplary efforts to reduce air pollution from their local maritime and goods-movement operations.
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Vision Motors Fuel Cell Truck Ports Release Detailed Zero-Emission Technology Roadmap
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.
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Clean Air Action Plan Ports Announce Clean Air Award Winners
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected seven local maritime and cargo companies as this year’s recipients of the Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, an honor presented to those taking extraordinary measures to cut air emissions, modernize facilities and implement innovative operations to reduce air pollution. See video from the awards here.
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News Image Deadline Extended for Clean Air Awards Nominations
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have extended to May 20 the nominations for the Fourth Annual CAAP Air Quality Awards. The awards program provides the ports with an opportunity to recognize the exemplary efforts of port operators who go beyond the requirements of the CAAP. Award recipients will be recognized this summer.
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CAAP Update Joint Meeting 2010 Clean Air Action Plan Update Approved
Reaffirming their commitment to slash air pollution from the nation’s two busiest seaports, harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach came together for a special joint session today, Monday, November 22, and unanimously approved a new, improved version of the award-winning San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.
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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Commissions to Meet Nov. 22 on Clean Air Plan Update
The Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of Harbor Commissioners will reconvene on November 22, 2010 to consider approval of the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets even more aggressive goals and strategies for reducing air pollution and health risks from the goods transportation industry.
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San Pedro Bay Ports Ports Answer Additional Comments on CAAP Update
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released a Supplemental Response to Comments on the Final 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update. The response document follows up on comments made at the Oct. 6 joint meeting of the two cities' boards of harbor commissioners on the CAAP.
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San Pedro Bay Ports Harbor Boards Postpone Air Quality Update Decision
Harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach have postponed a vote on an update to the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to allow the public more time to review the proposal. The 2010 CAAP Update is expected to be back for consideration at a joint commission meeting in November.
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San Pedro Bay ports 2010 CAAP Update Released
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets even more aggressive goals and strategies for reducing air pollution and health risks from goods movement.

See the Fact Sheet, Response to Comments document, Significant Changes Synopsis, and the complete CAAP Update documents.
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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Draft Clean Air Action Plan 2010 Update
The draft Clean Air Action Plan 2010 Update was released in April 2010 for a 30-day public comment period. Staff members at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are finalizing the 2010 Update to prepare it for consideration by the two ports' harbor commissions.

See the Fact Sheet, FAQs, Presentation and the complete CAAP Update documents.
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Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports Announce 2010 Clean Air Award Winners
Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors today at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
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Clean Air Awards Nomination Deadline Extended
The deadline for the Clean Air Excellence Awards has been extended. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 21. Companies may nominate themselves or others. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Proposed CAAP Update Public Hearings Public Hearings Set for Proposed CAAP Update
Two hearings open to the public will be held to gather comments on the proposed 2010 Draft Clean Air Action Plan Update.

With the public release of the proposed CAAP Update, the ports have set a 30-day comment period to end May 7, 2010. The meetings:

  • April 21, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)  at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Los Angeles Harbor, 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA, 90731.
  • April 27, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Long Beach City Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802.

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San Pedro Bay Ports Largest U.S. Port Complex Strengthens Clean Air Action Plan with Update
Building on the across-the-board success of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) adopted in 2006, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles today released a proposed, updated Clean Air Action Plan that includes new, far-reaching goals for curbing port-related air pollution over the next decade. The Ports have scheduled two public hearings, April 21 and 27, to gather comments on the CAAP Update.
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News Image Nomination Deadline Moved to June 5
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have opened nominations for the Second Annual CAAP Air Quality Awards.  The awards program provides the ports with an opportunity to recognize the exemplary efforts of port operators who go beyond the requirements of the CAAP.  Nominations are due by June 5, 2009, and award recipients will be recognized this summer.
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Port Moves to Boost Clean-Fuel Incentive for Ships Port Moves to Boost Clean-Fuel Incentive for Ships
Taking a step to boost participation in a voluntary clean-air program for oceangoing vessels, Long Beach Harbor Commissioners on Monday, March 9, 2009, gave preliminary approval to a plan to cover more of the costs of switching to clean fuels near the Port of Long Beach.
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View Joint PDTR Tutorials View PDTR Tutorials
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will grant terminal access only to trucks that operate under an approved registration/concession, have a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and have paid their concession fee in the Ports Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR). Click here to view tutorials on how to use the PDTR.

Infrequent Truckers: Temporary Access Pass Infrequent Truckers: Temporary Access Pass
With the launch of the Clean Trucks Program on October 1st, 2008, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are  providing "temporary access permits" to out-of-state and infrequent truckers operating for Licensed Motor Carriers (LMC) that do not have a port concession to allow entry into the ports' marine terminals.

Click here to view the CTP temporary access permit application website.
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Ports File Defense of Clean Trucks Program Ports File Defense of Clean Trucks Program
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles filed their opposition today, in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, in response to the preliminary injunction motion from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that seeks to stop the ports' Clean Trucks Program concession requirement.
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New Clean Big-Rigs Go On Display New Clean Big-Rigs Go On Display
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are hosting a weeklong outreach event at the Clean Trucks Center on Terminal Island, August 18-23, to display the new, clean trucks that will help to dramatically reduce air pollution at the ports.
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Concession agreements and applications available now for both LA and LB ports Clean Trucks Concession Applications Now Available
Applications and agreements are now available for trucking firms seeking to join ports of Long Beach's and Los Angeles' landmark Clean Trucks Program, which will reduce air pollution from trucks by 80 percent by 2012. Click the following to view Port of Long Beach's concession agreement and application. Click the following links to view Port of Los Angeles' concession agreement and application.

(Left to right) Geraldine Knatz, Anthony Otto, and Richard D. Steinke Ports Announce First Air Quality Award Winners
Winners of the first San Pedro Bay Ports Air Quality Excellence Awards were announced by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles at a luncheon today, July 16, in Long Beach. The recipients are companies that supported the Ports' call to action to clean the air by quickly finding innovative methods to reduce air pollution. View a clip of the ceremony here.
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News Image Ships Urged to Enroll in Ports' Fuel Incentive Program
Cargo vessel operators are encouraged to enroll now in time for the July 1 start of the new Vessel Main Engine Fuel Incentive Program, offered by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The program will pay vessel operators to use cleaner-burning fuel within 40 miles of San Pedro Bay in order to reduce vessel emissions. Click here to find more information and how to enroll.
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News Image Workshop to Discuss Low Sulfur Fuel
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will hold a workshop on their Vessel Fuel Incentive Program at 1 p.m. May 21, in the Port of Los Angeles Board Room, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro. Agenda.  
To listen by phone, call (310) 519-7248,
To view a live webcast, click here.
To submit questions during the workshop, call (866) 230-1127 (passcode: 7075528).  
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News Image Ports Host Workshop on Low Sulfur Fuel Incentives
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hosted an informational meeting on their Vessel Main Engine Fuel Incentive Program on April 9.
Click here to view the webcast.
PowerPoint presentationFact Sheet.    


News Image Ports Plan to Curtail Emissions from Ships
The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners will vote on March 24 on a bold plan to get vessel operators to switch to a cleaner-burning fuel within 40 miles of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, in a joint program to improve regional air quality. 
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Air monitoring station Air Monitoring Network Linked
With a click on this page's "Air Monitoring" button, visitors can now view real-time air quality information from monitors strategically located at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. Just click here.

News Image TWIC ID Enrollment for Port Workers, Truckers
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has begun enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, program at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. For information on TWIC in Spanish, click here. For information on enrollment click here. For information on the enrollment process, click here. For more information, click here.

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Gerald Desmond Bridge Cargo Fee Approved for Transportation Projects
The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, January 14, 2008, in a joint meeting, approved a cargo fee that will generate $1.4 billion for transportation projects to improve traffic flow and air quality in the harbor area.
Board Memo; Board Memo Attachment; Cargo Fee Ordinance; Cargo Fee Tariff: Fee Fact Sheet; Cargo Fee Q&A.
Board Meeting Webcast
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News Image Harbor Commissions Approve Clean Trucks Fee
The Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbor Commissions have approved a measure that will place a $35 charge on every loaded twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU) or cargo container entering or leaving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles container terminals by short-haul (or "drayage") trucks beginning June 1, 2008. 
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News Image Port Boards to Vote on Clean Trucks Fee
The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners will meet separately, on December 17 in Long Beach and December 20 in San Pedro, to consider a Clean Trucks Fee to help improve air quality with funding for a new generation of cleaner trucks. For more information, visit the Port of Long Beach or Port of Los Angeles web sites.

Truck Harbor Commissions Approve Clean Trucks Tariff
The Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners have voted to ban the oldest, dirtiest trucks from operating at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, separately approving a tariff that will gradually limit access to all but the cleanest vehicles. Tariff Fact Sheet
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Vessel at Sea Ports Extends Survey Again on Vessel Speed Reduction
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are surveying their tenants and shipping lines through November 16 to gather input on potential changes to the ports' Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program. 
To take the survey, click here.
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Joint Meeting Port Commissions Host Workshop on Clean Trucks
The governing boards of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles  hosted a special informational workshop with trucking, environmental and goods movement industry experts on the proposed Clean Trucks Program.
To view a video of the workshop, click here.
To view the workshop agenda, click here.
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John Husing Studies Look at Impacts of Clean Trucks Program
Economist John E. Husing, Ph.D, and consulants Moffatt & Nichol have presented the findings of studies commissioned by the ports of Long Beach Los Angeles that examine the economic impact of their proposed Clean Trucks Program.
Husing full report.
Husing Executive Summary.
One-hour, 20-minute Husing video presentation.
Husing PowerPoint presentation, and Spanish translation
Moffatt & Nichol's study on possible cargo diversions. 
Presentation on California Air Resources Board clean trucks program. 
To see how the CARB plan compares with the ports Clean Trucks Program, click here.


News Image Ports Release Modified LNG Truck RFP
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invite the submittal of proposals to the modified San Pedro Bay Ports Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Truck Program. Click here to view the Request for Proposals.
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News Image Vessels and Cargo-Handling Equipment Workshop
The ports hosted a workshop to discuss control measures in the Clean Air Action Plan targeted to reducing air pollution from ocean-going vessels and cargo-handling equipment.
To view a PDF of the presentation, click here or save to your desktop.

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Locomotive ribbon cutting Clean Diesel Locomotives Debut
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Pacific Harbor Line on Wednesday, July 11, commissioned the first of a new fleet of lower-emission, clean-diesel locomotives, which will improve air quality and make PHL the most environmentally friendly switching railroad in the nation.
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News Image Ports Extend Clean Trucks Program Schedule
Following an enormous public response to a request for comments on a draft "clean trucks" proposal, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will be taking additional time, at least 60 days, to evaluate those suggestions and conduct an economic impact study. The goal is to present a comprehensive plan to the two ports’ harbor commissions in September.

To view draft concession requirements, click here. To view a summary of public comments, click here
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News Image Briefing for Owner/Operators on Clean Trucks
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will host an information workshop on a proposed Clean Trucks Programfor truck owner/operators on June 5, 9-10:30 a.m., and June 7, 6-7:30 p.m., at Banning’s Landing, 100 E. Water St. Wilmington.


News Image Ports Propose Clean Trucks Program
Moving forward on the Clean Air Action Plan, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have proposed a bold Clean Trucks Program that will reduce air pollution from harbor trucks by more than 80 percent within five years.

To view a PDF of the news release, click here. To view the Clean Trucks Q&A, click here; Spanish. View the Fact Sheet; Spanish. To view the presentation to the stakeholder group, click here. To view the list of stakeholder group members, click here. To comment on the Clean Trucks Program, email caap@polb.com.

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News Image Interim Truck Modernization Program Funded
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are transferring an additional $6.3 million in funding to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments for the maintenance of its Fleet Modernization Program, one of the nation’s most successful efforts to replace older, dirtier diesel trucks with newer, less polluting vehicles. 
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Foss tug Funding for Environmentally Friendly Hybrid Tug
A new $8 million hybrid tug boat proposed by Seattle-based Foss Maritime Company, and funded in part by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will be substantially less polluting, more fuel efficient and even quieter than today’s tug boats.
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CAAP Historic Plan to Curb Air Pollution by 45%
Taking an unprecedented step to improve air quality, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have adopted the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, a sweeping plan aimed at significantly reducing the health risks posed by air pollution from port-related ships, trains, trucks, terminal equipment and harbor craft.

Adopted by the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbor commissioners in November 2006, the Plan proposes hundreds of millions of dollars in investments by the ports, the local air district, the state, and port-related industry to cut air pollution by at least 45 percent by 2012.

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