Tag Archives: American Association of Port Authorities

Port Association CEO Testifies on Clean Diesel Projects

The CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Kurt Nagle, testified Mar. 13 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in support of renewing the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). His testimony details case studies in which DERA funding has been used to replace cargo-handling equipment, locomotives and trucks that service U.S. ports. In 2014, new

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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law.  The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the

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World Ocean Council Hosts Forum on Investing in Sustainability

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is hosting a program on investing in ocean sustainable development as part of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s annual forum Feb. 22 in Santa Monica. The “Ocean Day” event will consist of dialogue between panelists dedicated to aquaculture, renewable energy and port and coastal infrastructure resiliency and adaption. A fourth session will focus on small

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