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PROFILE: Port of Long Beach

By March 29, 2013 No Comments

The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the nation with trade valued annually at more than $140 billion.  A wide array of products arrive at the Port of Long Beach–ranging from clothing to furniture to consumer electronics.

With goods‐related  transportation representing a  significant  portion  of  transportation emissions, the Port of Long Beach (as well as the Port of Los Angeles) have developed programs to cut emissions and “green” their operations.  Specifically, the Port of Long Beach’s Green Port Policy guides efforts to minimize or eliminate  negative  environmental  impacts with the following guiding principles in mind:

  • Protect the community from harmful environmental impacts of Port operations.
  • Distinguish the Port as a leader in environmental stewardship and compliance.
  • Promote sustainability.
  • Employ best available technology to avoid or reduce environmental impacts.
  • Engage and educate the community.

The Port of Long  Beach  has a variety of other environmentally-friendly programs, including  the  Green  Flag  Vessel  Speed Reduction Program, the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles), and the Clean Trucks Program, which has reduced air pollution from harbor trucks by more than 90% in a little over three years.