Climate Leadership Award goes to Port of Los Angeles

Cavotec's AMP in operation at the Port of Los Angeles

Cavotec's AMP in operation at the Port of Los Angeles (Wikicommons)

The Port of Los Angeles came out on top in the Supply Chain Leadership category for its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, comprehensive tracking and inventories, as well as leadership and management in these areas.

The first award of its kind from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledges ‘businesses and organizations that have shown outstanding leadership in response to climate change’.

See full list of winners of this year’s Climate Leadership Awards.

The EPA praised The Port of Los Angeles, “America’s Port”, for its leadership in helping ports around the world measure and reduce their carbon footprints through initiatives such as the World Ports Climate Initiative, which has developed tools to measure GHG emissions, such as the Carbon Calculator.

Upon receiving the award, Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D said she was “proud that many of our programs now serve as models for other ports around the world.”

Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) to reduce the environmental impact

Among the important environmental initiatives in operation at the port is an Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) system designed, manufactured and installed by Cavotec, which enables ships to turn off their diesel-driven engines while at berth as a way of reducing both air and noise pollution.

Watch a video showing the operation  of Cavotec’s AMP at the Port of Los Angeles.