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Ports Approve Tougher Emission-Reduction Plan

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach unanimously approved a stiff update to the Clean Air Action Plan, their joint environmental initiative. The board of Harbor Commissioners are aiming to achieve zero-emissions by 2035 for the ports’ entire trucking fleet, and zero-emissions by 2030 for all of its cargo handling equipment.

The ports will also expand the use of on-dock rail to 50% of all cargo leaving the ports, though a timeline has not been laid out.

Long Beach Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum said, “Moving the needle to zero requires all of us – the ports, industry, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and our communities – to pool our energy, expertise and resources.”

The cost to implement the goals approved are estimated to fall between $7 billion to $14 billion, and the larger port supply chain is expected shoulder the burden.

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