May 6-10 2013
IAPH World Ports ConferenceLos Angeles, California, USA More...
LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group led by the Port of Antwerp issued in March 2013 a press release to provide the latest information on its activity and on the current world maritime scene surrounding LNG-powered vessels. The Working Group now comprises the following three sub-groups:
・LNG Bunkering Checklist
・LNG Bunkering Risk Perimeters
・LNG Public Awareness
More ports and their partners are encouraged to join this working group.
Two new ports from Chile and Spain have volunteered to be part of WPCI.
Port of Mejillones, operating bulk terminals in Northern Chile
Port of Vigo, located in the North West of Spain, near its border with Portugal
We have recently learned that Onshore Power Supply (OPS) are in operation at the ports of Oslo, Norway, and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They are added to our lists of ports employing OPS at:
For details of the Port of Oslo promoting green , please visit their website at:
Port of Los Angeles is first in the U.S. to adopt the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to reduce harmful vessel emissions．ESI is a Web-based tool developed by the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI). The port’s executive director is the current chair of the WPCI and president of IAPH.
Los Angeles will become the 15th port, incentive provider, to reward vessel operators with financial incentives ranging from $250 to $5,250 per vessel call if they meet certain requirements. Incentives are based on the vessel’s engine specifications and emissions certification, the use of low-sulfur fuel and plug-in ready capacity for use of shore-side electrical power at berth.