Updated 6:30 am, July 17
The Port of LA has released a draft plan for moving to Zero or near-Zero emissions technology – with primary focus on zero emissions on-port and on-road trucks.
The plan, developed with the involvement of at least one member of the Moving Forward Network, Jesse Marquez of the Coalition for a Safe Environment (CFASE), is a “must-read” document.
I suggest you review it, share it with your port authority or rail yard operator and ask, “why aren’t you doing this?”
Among the report’s draft recommendations:
“…purchase up to 40 new zero emission vehicles each year for a five-year period starting in 2016… including zero emission drayage trucks and multi-source facility projects at warehouse, distribution center and intermodal facilities. “
“prepare for the future deployment of hundreds – if not thousands – of zero emission trucks… both on-road drayage and on-terminal electric yard tractors.”
PORT OF LOS ANGELES SEEKS TO EXPAND ITS COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP ZERO EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGIES
The Port of Los Angeles has issued a draft white paper on zero emission technology that details the Port’s testing of zero emissions technology to date, and its proposed near-term plan for encouraging zero emission technology use in maritime goods movement, particularly as it relates to drayage trucks and yard tractors.
By 2020, the Port of Los Angeles plans to facilitate testing development of up to 200 zero emission vehicles.
For more information, see:
LA’s zero emissions plan, GreenPort
Port of LA Continues Zero Emissions Push, Marinelink