Ports Extend Public Comment Period on Draft 2021 Cargo Handling Assessment

Public may submit feedback through April 29

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have extended the public comment period to Friday, April 29, to provide opportunity for additional public comment on a draft feasibility assessment of emerging cargo-handling equipment technology.

The draft 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 ports released a draft feasibility assessment for cargo-handling equipment on March 3 for a four-week period of public review and comments that was set to end on March 31. At the request of commenters, the ports have doubled the time period for public comments. Comments will now be accepted through April 29 and can be emailed to

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