The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded USD 3 million to the Port of Hueneme to fund its ship to shore zero emission energy project.
This project was a part of a joint application with the Port of Los Angeles for the statewide Zero- and Near Zero- Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) Grant solicitation funded through the state’s Cap and Trade dollars.
The port will provide a USD 200,000 match to the grant funding for a total project cost of USD 3.2 million.
“This type of funding allows our ports to continue to lead the world in reducing emissions and implementing green initiatives,” Mary Anne Rooney, President of the Oxnard Harbor District, said.
“It was a pleasure to partner with the Port of Los Angeles on this application, as it is a great example of how two ports, two air districts, two counties, and various private partners can come together to make real positive impacts for our environment and local communities,” Rooney added.
The equipment funded through the ZANZEFF grant will be utilized by the port’s private customers to transport their cargo from the ship to the shore. This segment of the port’s goods movement supply chain will now have the capability to be completely zero-emission.
“The projects funded by this grant will lay the foundation for the next phase of green infrastructure and equipment at the port, which will support electric cranes, electric cargo handling equipment, and a hydrogen-fuel-cell truck,” Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director, explained.
In addition to the two electric yard trucks, the port’s project will largely include the infrastructure to make charging electric cargo handling equipment feasible on-dock.
Cap and Trade is a statewide initiative that puts billions of dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.