these older vehicles were often used to help offset supply chain impacts to truck parts. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT At two of its terminals, PITT OHIO patented a renewable energy microgrid that transfers wind and solar energy into a battery system to generate, store, and consume renewable energy on-site. Excess renewable energy is sent back to the utility when generation exceeds demand, allowing the terminal to function autonomously and indefinitely.
its business partners and promotes the use of environmentally friendly products. Performance Team maintains a Clean Truck fleet that operates environmentally friendly trucks in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources
• Reuse/recycling program • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT
Port of Los Angeles www.portoflosangeles.org The Port of Los Angeles, along with Port of Shanghai and C40 Cities, is working with leading industry partners to create the world’s first transpacific green shipping corridor, including a goal to begin transitioning to zero-carbon fueled ships by 2030. Additionally, the Port of Los Angeles and neighboring Port of Long Beach have debuted a new Clean Truck Fund, a major initiative designed to help incentivize the development and deployment of zero-emission trucks and infrastructure at the ports. Approximately $90 million is expected to be collected the first year, moving the San Pedro Bay port complex toward a goal of being serviced by a 100% zero- emission drayage truck fleet by 2035. Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 90% for diesel particulate matter, 63% for nitrogen oxides, and • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT 97% for sulfur oxides. GREEN INITIATIVES To date, the port has installed nearly 3 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power systems, including installations at the World Cruise Center, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, and at other locations on port property.
Performance Team uses more than 65 clean diesel tractors and clean equipment in its dedicated retail fleet operations and is expanding its electric truck fleet.
Plastic Pallet Pros www.plasticpalletpros.com
Plastic Pallet Pros’ Buy-Back program provides customers the opportunity to recycle their plastic pallets and bins when they are no longer serviceable. The company gives a credit toward the purchase of new plastic pallets and bins. Pallets account for 90% of wood waste that heads to the landfill. The average time that wood takes to decompose in the landfill is 13 years. The durability of plastic pallets compared to wood, 250 trips versus 6, means fewer pallets are produced and less waste goes to the landfill. It also reduces cost per trip for customers. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT The majority of products that Plastic Pallet Pros provides are made with 100% recycled plastic and are recyclable.
PITT OHIO www.pittohio.com In 2021, PITT OHIO continued to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The company saw an increase in business as the economy opened up in 2021, but gallons of fuel only went up 4.6% for an estimated savings of over 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel. PITT OHIO accomplished this by utilizing straight trucks over tractors and updating preventive maintenance schedule intervals to ensure vehicles and tires perform optimally. The estimated reduction to oil was 12,000 gallons annually. PITT OHIO also continues moving older vehicles out of the fleet. In addition,
June 2022 • Inbound Logistics 55
Powered by FlippingBook