port pollution

Port of Los Angeles Reports Major Drop in Pollution

Categories: Port Drayage, Trucking.

The Port of Los Angeles announced it’s made major strides in addressing pollution in the port’s 2013 Inventory of Air Emissions. The port is crediting improvements to the prohibition of heavy-duty trucks with model engines built before 2007 from entering.

These are important steps in our industry as nitrogen oxide emissions are directly related to asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

This is exactly why at GlobeCon we’ve invested heavily to ensure that our entire fleet of trucks meets every industry regulation and environmental requirement. We only use truck model years 2008 and 2010 and just recently added 10 more trucks to our growing fleet.

In other news, down in Houston the Environmental Defense Fund is working “in a partnership with the Port of Houston and a regional group supporting cooperation among local governments to develop an innovative program that makes it easier for truck owners to buy new, cleaner trucks, to reduce air pollution at the Port.”

We’re glad to see the industry taking the issue of port pollution seriously and are proud to be on the leading edge of implementing the necessary changes to make sure we’re on track with new regulations and doing our part to keep the environment and people’s health as a top business priority.

For detailed information, maps and contact information for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, be sure to download a free copy of our Comprehensive Port Service Guide.