San Pedro Bay Ports Give Quarterly Clean Air Action Plan Update

Long Beach, Los Angeles ports partnering for zero-emissions future

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will give a progress update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 30. The meeting will include updates on green shipping corridors, the ports’ Clean Truck Programs, and feasibility assessments for cargo handling equipment and drayage trucks.

The meeting will be held in the Port of Los Angeles Board Room at the Harbor Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro. Participation is in-person only; a virtual meeting link (live only) is available for online observers. No registration required. Minutes and presentations of prior meetings can be found here.

Limited street and lot parking is available. For validated lot parking, the Liberty Hill Plaza parking lot is across the street from the Harbor Administration Building.

Updated in 2017, the CAAP is a comprehensive strategy for accelerating 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. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.

The ports will take public comments at the advisory meeting to receive input on CAAP implementation. The agenda will be posted on the CAAP website prior to the meeting.