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Zero Emissions

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The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a goal of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.

The Port has recently received nearly $80 million in total grant funding from the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board to move ahead with six projects to demonstrate zero emissions equipment and advanced energy systems in Port operations.

Download the program overview fact sheet.

Grant Programs

Port Community Electric Vehicle Blueprint

The Port has developed the first ever Port Community Electric Vehicle Blueprint to identify the path toward zero-emissions and to provide an economical, demonstrated approach to EV planning that other California seaports can replicate.

Download the Electric Vehicle Blueprint.
Download the fact sheet.


Dynamic Energy Forecasting Tool (DEFT): The DEFT enables terminal operators to project energy demand and infrastructure costs given a deployment of zero-emissions terminal equipment. The DEFT will be available for download in 2020.

Zero-Emission Port Equipment Workforce Assessment: This study focused on workforce development and training programs needed to build a regional workforce to support the future adoption of zero-emission port equipment. 

Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) Credit Calculator:  The state allows owners of electric vehicle infrastructure to generate revenue through the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program. This calculator can help you estimate your potential revenue.

Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START)

The California Air Resources Board awarded a $50 million grant for a transformative demonstration of a near-zero and zero-emissions supply chain. The larger START project includes the ports of Oakland and Stockton and more than 100 pieces of zero-emission terminal equipment. At the Port of Long Beach’s Matson Navigation Co. Pier C terminal, the project will fund 34 pieces of zero-emission cargo-handling equipment, two of the cleanest container ships to call on the West Coast, an electric-drive tugboat, five electric trucks at an off-dock container yard, and two heavy-duty truck charging outlets.

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Zero-Emissions Terminal Equipment Transition

The California Energy Commission awarded a $9.7 million grant toward the expected $13.7 million total cost of this project, one of the nation’s largest demonstration and deployment for zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment. The project will be undertaken at Piers E, G and J and at logistics truck provider, Total Transportation Services, Inc. This project includes 12 battery-electric yard tractors, nine electric rubber-tire gantry cranes and four plug-in hybrid electric drayage trucks as well as workforce development.

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Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE)

The Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification Project will design, install and deploy electrical charging infrastructure, including electrical conduit, wires, switchboards, transformers and switchgears, to support battery-electric yard tractors and forklifts at Total Terminals International’s facility at Pier T. The California Energy Commission awarded $8 million for the $16.8 million project.

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Microgrid — Resilience for Critical Facilities

A microgrid project at the Port of Long Beach’s Joint Command and Control Center will allow the Port to learn about the design, installation and operation of microgrid systems. Microgrids — systems of onsite power generation, storage and controls that are capable of isolation from the grid — could protect electricity-reliant marine terminals against grid failures. The California Energy Commission awarded a $5 million grant for the $7 million project.

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C-PORT Zero-Emissions Demonstration

The Port, in partnership with SSA Marine at Pier J and Long Beach Container Terminal at Pier E, will demonstrate five zero-emissions cargo handling vehicles, including three never-before-tested battery-electric top handlers and a head-to-head comparison of a hydrogen fuel truck and a battery-electric yard truck. The California Air Resources Board awarded a $5.3 million grant to fund the demonstration.

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To learn more about the grants, call the POLB Environmental Planning Division at 562-283-7100.
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