Battles have been raging at ports around the world between communities that are sick of being subjected to deadly diesel exhaust pollution and port authorities and terminal operators who won’t resolve the problems.
The tools exist to resolve these problems, and it is not rocket science. It is simply a matter of priorities.
There are at least two good solutions, shore power and the Advanced Maritime Emissions Control System (AMECS) used at the Port of Long Beach. According to the Port of Long Beach, AMECS achieves impressive pollution reductions:
Particulate Matter 94.5 percent
NOx 99+ percent
SO2 98.5 percent
VOCs 99.5 percent
For more information, please review the presentation below, by Jesse Marquez of the Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE) of Wilmington, CA, and visit the MFN AMECS collection.