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‘Green Port’ Interactive Timeline Debuts for Earth Month at Port of Long Beach

[ April 30, 2021   //   ]

To celebrate Earth Month, the Port of Long Beach has unveiled an interactive timeline highlighting key milestones in the landmark Green Port Policy that became a global model for sustainable goods movement.

The timeline chronicles the Port of Long Beach’s transformation as it fulfilled its promise to deliver a cleaner harbor, soil and skies while still fostering economic activity during a time of unprecedented change and expansion of the global shipping industry.

“We’ve shown that good jobs and economic development can thrive along with environmental sustainability,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna. “In the 15 years since the Green Port Policy was adopted, we’ve created pioneering voluntary programs, business agreements with our customers and partnerships with local, state and federal regulators that have cut air pollution from port-related sources dramatically.”

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero was a member of the Harbor Commission when the Green Port Policy was launched. “The success we’ve had exceeds what anyone was talking about then, and we’re not going to stop now. Our big goals now are to have zero emissions cargo handling by 2030 and converting the entire fleet of drayage trucks that work at our Port to zero emissions by 2035.”

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