Port of Long Beach nets USD 50 million grant
The Californian port of Long Beach has received preliminary approval for a USD 50 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the demonstration of a near-zero and zero-emissions supply chain.
CARB has preliminarily awarded the grant for the sustainable terminals accelerating regional transformation (Start) project.
The Start project will demonstrate nearly 100 pieces of zero-emissions terminal equipment and trucks at three California seaports, develop a near-zero emissions tugboat, deploy two clean vessels to serve the US west coast, and workforce development programmes to support sustainable goods movement.
The Start project is part of California Climate Investments, a state-wide initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy and improve public health and the environment. The project will be completed by June 2021. (cd)