G75 G R E E N S U P P LY C H A I N PA R T N E R S Port of Long Beach www.polb.com The Clean Air Action Plan, a
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting
collaboration between the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, establishes a comprehensive strategy for reducing port-related air pollution, while allowing port development, job creation, and economic activity to continue. The plan ushered in anti-air pollution strategies including the ports’ Clean Trucks Programs, vessel pollution reduction programs, and advanced new technology such as the world’s first hybrid tugboat. Ships at the Port of Long Beach can plug into landside electricity while at berth, drastically reducing emissions. The port also offers dockage incentives to shipping lines that participate in environmental initiatives.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey www.panynj.gov The Port of New York & New Jersey has a longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases in the New York and New Jersey region. As a landlord port, the Port of New York & New Jersey is advancing the agency’s commitments by working closely with port partners, terminal operators, and the trucking community through a host of environmental initiatives aiming to reduce emissions. Through these various environmental initiatives, the port has been able to reduce emissions in the past decade despite handling a 32% increase in cargo volume over that timeframe. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Clean Vessel Incentive program provides financial incentives to encourage operators, charters, and agents of ocean-going vessels calling at Port Authority marine terminals to make voluntary engine, fuel, and technology enhancements. The enhancements reduce emissions beyond the regulatory environmental standards set by the International Maritime Organization.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT The Port of Los Angeles initiated a pilot Environmental Management System in 2003 and obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2007. The port was the first major West Coast port to obtain third- party, independent certification under ISO. The program was since recertified under the updated standard, indicating the port’s ongoing commitment to continuous environmental improvement. Quadient www.packagingbyquadient.com Quadient provides two automated packaging solutions models, the CVP Impack and CVP Everest. Using 100% recyclable materials and zero plastic, these systems create fit-to- size boxes for each single- or multi- item order and reduce unnecessary void fill. The custom-fit parcels create an average of 50% reduction in shipping box volume and 29% less corrugate usage. They also help limit a shipper’s environmental footprint by using fewer delivery trucks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Since 2005, the Port of Long Beach has achieved an 88% reduction in diesel particulate emissions; a 58% reduction in nitrogen oxides, and a 97% reduction in sulfur oxides.
Port of Los Angeles www.portoflosangeles.org
The Port of Los Angeles promotes responsible growth and supports innovative development and site restoration, which includes reducing or eliminating environmental risks and impacts and performing environmental oversight and audits. Incorporating solar power is one way the port helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To date, the port has installed nearly 3 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power systems at various locations on port property. The port has put in place several clean air action plans and emission- reducing programs over the past decade, including a comprehensive strategy to cut air pollution and reduce health risks.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Sustainable packaging
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Quadient customer Internet Fusion Group saves 92 truckloads annually due to fit-to-size packaging.
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