Ports Invite Comment on Second Cargo-Handling Equipment Assessment

Public may submit feedback through March 31

The public is invited to comment on a draft 2021 feasibility assessment of emerging cargo-handling equipment technology that will help the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduce air pollution and reach the ambitious zero-emissions goals adopted in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update.

The draft 2021 assessment, which builds upon the inaugural 2018 assessment, examines the current state of technology, operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness relating to cleaner cargo-handling equipment. 

The draft feasibility assessment for cargo-handling equipment is available on the Clean Air Action Plan website, posted here.

Comments will be accepted through Thursday, March 31, and can be emailed to

The CAAP has established goals of zero-emissions terminal equipment by 2030 and zero-emissions trucks by 2035. As part of this strategy, the ports committed to developing feasibility assessments every three years for terminal equipment and drayage trucks to determine a path toward meeting those goals.

Updated in 2017, the CAAP contains a comprehensive strategy to accelerate progress toward a zero-emissions future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy. Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 90% for diesel particulate matter, 63% for nitrogen oxides and 97% for sulfur oxides. Targets for reducing greenhouse gases  from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP Update. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The CAAP was originally approved in 2006.