Ports release zero-emissions technology roadmap

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Updated Aug 23, 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 nonpolluting 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.

An overview of the roadmap was presented to a joint meeting of the ports on July 7. To download the report, go to www.cleanairactionplan.org/reports/default.asp.

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 with a proposal for a zero-emissions project targeting rail and more information on the process and structure for evaluating and selecting additional zero-emission projects.