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Emissions at historic lows, cargo at historic high at Port of Los Angeles

[ August 22, 2017   //   ]

The Port of Los Angeles achieved record clean air gains while moving more cargo than ever, according to the port’s 2016 Inventory of Air Emissions. The annual report also shows the port surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the health risk of emissions from port-related activity.

Calendar year 2016 marked the port’s highest reduction of all key pollutants. Since the Port’s baseline inventory in 2005, diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions have fallen 87%, sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions have plummeted 98%, and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have dropped 57%.

During the same period, the port moved more than 8.85 million TEUs, maintaining its ranking as the Western Hemisphere’s No. 1 container seaport and surpassing the port’s earlier record of nearly 8.47 million TEUs set in 2006. The 2016 peak represents an 18% increase in cargo since the 2005 baseline inventory.