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Clean Air Engineering Maritime

First Commercially Ready Ship Emissions Capturing System Approved

Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM) has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for the first commercially ready ship emissions capturing system called the Maritime Emissions Treatment System (METS). The METS-1 is CAEM’s first-generation system. It is mounted and deployed from a barge that is positioned alongside ships berthed at the … Read more »

Branson, NGO Aim for More Ports Fighting CO2

The number of sea ports using ship evaluation systems to encourage lower carbon emissions will go from two to 10 in the next year, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, as reported by Bloomberg. Branson is a founder of the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit that rates ship efficiency. … Read more »

Siemens eHighway

Siemens eHighway Expected to Cut Ports’ CO2 Emissions

Siemens has been selected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to install an eHighway system near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the US. Siemens eHighway is the electrification of select highway lanes via a catenary system that supplies trucks … Read more »

Carnival cruise ship

Carnival to Install Scrubber Technology on 32 Cruise Ships

Carnival says it will spend more than $180 million to install exhaust gas cleaning technology on 32 ships, making it the first company to use this scrubber technology in restricted spaces on existing ships. These include vessels from Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Cunard that sail … Read more »

Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles Slashes Emissions

Air pollution associated with operations at the Port of Los Angeles is at its lowest level since the port adopted a formal plan to reduce emissions nearly seven years ago, according to the latest emissions data. The Port’s 2012 Inventory of Air Emissions shows a 79 percent drop in diesel … Read more »

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Cuts Diesel Particulates 81%, SOx 88%

The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81 percent and sulfur oxides 88 percent since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory report. The port’s has also reduced nitrogen oxides by 54 percent and other greenhouse gases by 24 percent since 2005. The reduction in pollutants outpaced … Read more »

Port of Los Angeles

Ports Power Docked Ships with Electricity

All 13 international cargo terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach will power docked ships with electricity by the end of this year, cutting air pollution from the ships at berth by 95 percent, according to the Port of Long Beach. The infrastructure to supply … Read more »

Maersk Beats 2020 Carbon Goal

Maersk Line has reached, eight years early, its target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25 percent from 2007 levels. The shipping company has now increased its 2020 goal to a 40 percent reduction. The company says increased operational efficiency, network and voyage optimization, slow steaming and technical innovation helped it … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Final Emissions Rules, Port of LA in Supreme Court

The EPA has finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation and other facilities. The final revised rule will reduce the capital and annual costs of the 2010 National Emission Standards for … Read more »

Speed Limits on Cargo Ships Could Cut Emissions ‘Up to 70%’

Speed Limits on Cargo Ships Could Cut Emissions ‘Up to 70%’

Putting a speed limit on cargo ships as they sail near ports and coastlines could cut their GHG emissions by up to 70 percent, according to scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. More than 100,000 ships carry 90 percent of the world’s cargo, David R. Cocker III … Read more »

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Viridian Energy has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to counteract the 2.2 million miles that players will travel, by land and air, to reach the US Open in Flushing, NY. The New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project in Dartmouth, Mass., generated the carbon offsets. Waste Management and Renmatix … Read more »

Evergreen, Maersk Among First to Join Port of Los Angeles Clean Ship Incentive Program

Major shipping carriers Evergreen, Hamburg Sud North America, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Yang Ming are the inaugural participants in the Port of Los Angeles’ Environmental Ship Index, an international clean air incentives program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to port. The shipping carriers … Read more »