Port of Long Beach all set to become zero emission port during 2023
The Port of Long Beach in the US West Coast is all set to become the world’s first zero emission Sea port. The Port’s executive director Mario Cordero declared 2023 as the year of Imagination for the Port and the initiatives taken during the course of the year will take it become the world’s first zero emission Sea Port
Among the projects planned, Cordero announced the port’s bid to assemble and manufacture offshore wind turbines that will increase the state’s supply of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Citing the port’s track record of efforts and investments to improve air quality and natural harbor habitat, Cordero called on companies with strong environmental policies to choose the Port of Long Beach when shipping their goods and materials.
Building on nearly two decades of green initiatives, the port is establishing a Zero Emissions, Energy Resilient Operations program – known as ZEERO – to invest in projects aimed at reducing the impacts of operations and improving air quality.
Among its goals, the ZEERO program is intended to support the development of renewable energy projects, including the port’s proposed floating offshore wind staging and integration facility, known as “Pier Wind.” A conceptual assessment is scheduled for completion in spring 2023 for Pier Wind, which aims to become the largest facility specifically designed to accommodate the assembly of offshore wind turbines at any US seaport.