Ports seek public comment on truck technology for CAAP

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Port of Long Beach officials announced Dec. 18 that the terminal and the Port of Los Angeles are requesting public comment on a draft feasibility assessment of clean-truck technology “needed to help the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reach the ambitious goals of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).”

In an email, port officials wrote that the draft assessment– the first under the 2017 CAAP Update– examines the current state of technology, operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness relating to cleaner drayage trucks. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2019.

The draft feasibility assessment is posted at bit.ly/2AggMEa.

The updated CAAP established goals of zero-emissions trucks by 2035 and zero-emissions terminal equipment by 2030. As part of this strategy, the ports are developing feasibility assessments every three years for drayage trucks and terminal equipment to determine a path toward meeting those goals. A draft terminal equipment assessment is expected to be released in early 2019.

Comments on the drayage truck assessment may be emailed to [email protected]

The 2017 CAAP Update contains a strategy intended to create “a zero-emissions future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy,” officials wrote.