Port of Long Beach plans to waive fees to cut emissions, boost business


(HOUSTON) — The Port of Long Beach in California plans to waive fees for incoming cargo ships to cut pollution and increase loadings, Platts reported. The plan, which has received preliminary approval from port board members, would apply to cargo ships that use shore power to cut emissions and also use on-dock rail services. "The industry is still struggling to get past the recession and we're trying to hang on and grow our business," said port spokesman Art Wong.

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By Professional Mariner Staff