Port of Long Beach cuts diesel pollution by 87%

The Port of Long Beach announced that its clean-air efforts have continued to generate reductions in air pollution, including an 87% cut in diesel emissions, according to the latest comprehensive study.

According to the Port’s annual emissions inventory conducted by an independent consultant the study found that, in addition to cuts in diesel particulates, the Port’s aggressive actions to curtail pollution have

While emissions remain dramatically lower than they were in 2005, the Port-funded study for 2018 found a small increase in diesel particulates and greenhouse gas emissions from the previous year’s inventory. The 2017 inventory measured an 88% decrease in diesel particulates and an 18% reduction in greenhouse gases compared to the 2005 baseline year. Port officials attributed the change to record throughput of 8.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units in 2018.

“We’ve accomplished these reductions even while container traffic has risen 21% since 2005,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We are proud of what we’ve done in cooperation with our many partners, but we’re not finished.

Source: Port of Long Beach

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