Ports of LA and Long Beach Release Draft of Clean Air Action Plan Update

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday July 20, 2017

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Wednesday released the draft of their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which outlines a new set of near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from all port-related sources.

"These ports are going where no port has gone before," said Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, adding: "based on what we've already accomplished to promote healthy, robust trade through our gateway, we're ready to make history again, looking at a new array of technologies and strategies to further lower port-related emissions in the decades ahead."

As Ship & Bunker reported in June, Los Angeles' mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia, have signed a joint declaration, setting goals for the cities' ports to make the transition to zero emissions within CAAP.

"Working closely with all our partners has been crucial to our success. That same collaboration went into the development of the 2017 CAAP and will be indispensable going forward," said Mario Cordero, Executive Director for the Port of Long Beach.

"Since 2006, the Clean Air Action Plan has been a model for programs to reduce health risks and air quality impacts from port operations worldwide. We remain committed to being leaders in seaport sustainability."

The document's release marks the start of a public review and comment period that is set to last through September 18.