The Port of Long beach showcased its hydrogen-powered cargo handling equipment in recognition of California Clean Air Day on Wednesday.
To achieve the Long Beach’s goal of being the world’s first zero emission seaport, the port purchased the zero-emission equipment through a $5.3m grant from the California Air Resources Board as part of the ‘C-PORT’ or Commercialisation of POLB Off-Road Technology Project.
Commenting on the event, Bonnie Lowenthal, Long Beach Harbour Commission President, said, “Today, you see some of the equipment with the potential to take us to the next level – zero emissions.”
“The equipment, which will be operated by our longshore partners at the port, will help us reduce our impact our neighbourhoods and contribute to the port’s ability to increase trade.”
“Projects like these are designed to take us down the road to being the world’s first zero emissions seaport,” said Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director.