The Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex is at the front end of making ocean shipping through their ports more environmentally friendly by eliminating fouling aspects. International ocean shipping has had a negative impact on the environment over the years, but the Port entities are endeavouring to turn that around. Pollution is a major concern at the LA/LGB ports as hundreds of tons of diesel emissions from ships, big rigs and freight-moving equipment coming in and out of the port. Theses emissions are harmful not only to the environment but to the people as well. Burning fossil fuels create air pollution that is linked to respiratory disease, premature death, and cancer.
LA/LGB’s goals to reduce harmful chemicals and other pollution from port-related activities include:
Bringing all these aspects into play will be a hard task to complete and it will take several years to fully set all the goals in motion. LA/LGB ports have, however, already started with smaller projects to reduce emissions.
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