Port of Los Angeles Commits $3.12m to Projects

Friday, May 19, 2006
The Board of Harbor Commissioners this week approved spending $3.12 million over the next year on 16 customer projects aimed at reducing air emissions. In total, over their lifetime these projects reduce NOx emissions by more than 1,000 tons, and particulate matter by nearly 30 tons. The projects were reviewed by the Port's Technical Advisory Committee and the Port Community Advisory Committee, and the final 16 were recommended to the Board for funding consideration. "We received more than 30 applications for project funding from our customers for consideration," said Geraldine Knatz, Port of Los Angeles executive director. "This shows the level of commitment we all have to reducing the air emissions created by Port-related operations. Working together, we can improve not only the air quality, but also the quality of life for all of us who live and work in the Port areas." Funding for these projects comes from the Port's Air Quality Mitigation Incentive Program, created as part of a lawsuit settlement in 2003. The total amount of air quality measures that will be funded over five years is $21 million. A balance of $14 million remains in the fund.

The 16 funded projects are: MARINE PROJECTS -- Catalina Channel Express engine repowering on four main and two auxiliary engines of one ferry boat -- Foss Maritime Company engine repowering on two main and 13 auxiliary engines on five tug boats -- Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company repowering on two main and two auxiliary engines on two tug boats -- Steve Mardesich, Sr. repowering of the main engine on his commercial fishing boat -- Arnold Lancaster repowering of two main and two auxiliary engines on his charter dive boat OFF ROAD VEHICLES -- Marine Terminals, Corp. use of low-sulphur fuel with purifying muffler on 17 rubber-tired gantry cranes -- Seaside Transportation Services LLC engine retrofit with purifying muffler on 14 rubber-tired gantry cranes -- Terry Prouty Trucking, Inc. engine repowering on two steel loaders -- California Cartage Company installation of diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) on 18 pieces of material handling equipment (UTRs) -- Pick Your Part Auto Wrecking, Inc. engine repowering on four scrap loaders -- Coordinated Equipment Company engine repowering on two pieces of loading equipment Research & Development -- Yusen Terminals, Inc. installation of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) continuous regeneration trap with selective catalytic reduction -- Yusen Terminals, Inc. installation of DPF continuous regeneration trap -- Pacecco and Mitsui installation of DPF continuous regeneration trap -- Danica Diesel water-in-fuel emulsifier -- Marine Terminals, Corp. alternative diesel fuel with diesel oxidation catalyst

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