Off-Road Heavy Duty Equipment and Infrastructure Enhancements Improves Air Quality
Cargo handling equipment at the Port of Los Angeles is a major contributor of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM2.5) in the South Coast Air Basin of California.
The Port of Los Angeles has improved air quality though many projects as noted below.
Electric Crane Project
Read more about the Ports of Los Angeles equipment and infrastructure enhancements on EPA's Port Initiative website.
- A new electric crane in 2017 replacing a 1987 diesel ship-loading crane
- Outcome - Reduction of air emissions by 100%, and noise reduction
- PM2.5 reductions equivalent to taking 3,400 heavy-duty trucks off the road
- Funding - Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Grant of $1.3 million
Watch a video on the Electric Crane Project
- Installed at 10 berths
- Outcome - Reduction of diesel emissions from vessels while at port
- Funding - $23.5 million from California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Other Cargo Handling Equipment Projects
- Sixteen yard tractor replacements with Tier 4 models
- Two heavy lift repowers
- Demonstration Projects - diesel electric hybrid rubber tired gantry crane, and two electric yard tractors
- Many other clean diesel projects
- Funding - $18 million in DERA grants, $16 million from private and public partners, and $25 million from CARB