Thursday, June 4
12.20 - 12.30
Hall G, CCH
Facilitating global trade while protecting the environment is a delicate balance at North America’s largest trade gateway. Successfully striking that balance, the Port of Los Angeles is recognized as an industry leader in initiatives that reduce air emissions, improve water quality and cultivate the commercial development of clean technologies. In the past decade, the Port of Los Angeles has made great strides in reducing port-related emissions across the Southern California air basin, including reductions in diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions by 80 percent, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 57 percent and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by 90 percent.
The Port’s future clean air strategies include a focus on nitrogen oxide/ozone reduction; continued development and support of zero and near-zero emissions technologies; and efforts to meet or offset the demands of increased electric power consumption. A founding member of the World Ports Climate Initiative and Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative, the Port of L.A. considers its involvement with IAPH and the global port community as a cornerstone of current and future environmental success.