Emissions at Port of Long Beach drop despite increased shipping

Orange County Register
Lauren Williams
Published: Oct. 10, 2014 Updated: 4:37 p.m.
 The MCS Pena goes under Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach in March. A recent study released by the port says that although the port’s handling more goods, air pollution is down.

Despite an increase in shipping activity at the Port of Long Beach, emissions have dropped by 82 percent during the past eight years, according to a study released by port officials.

Since 2005, the Port of Long Beach has increased container cargo slightly by 0.3 percent, but in that same time diesel air pollution from ships, trains, trucks and other large machinery has declined by 82 percent, according to the Port of Long Beach, citing an air quality analysis.

Full Story

Written by

Follower of Gutenberg, world affairs and the golden rule. Providing digital publishing tools and information to digital publishers creating new value through change. Also, providing news and information to the California coastal resident and visitor community.

Comments are closed.