Policy Issues

PMSA members are participating in the latest version of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP 3.0). They are working to reach the goal of zero emissions for cargo handling equipment using the latest and cleanest available technology.

Port of Oakland’s Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan: a path to zero-emissions aims to tackle diesel exhaust and greenhouse gases.

CARB Shore Power Regulations require ocean going vessels to plug into shore power in order to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions from the operation of auxiliary engines on container vessels, passenger vessels, and refrigerated cargo vessels while these vessels are docked at berth at a California port.
 
CARB’s Cargo Handling Equipment Regulatory Activities aim to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from diesel-fueled cargo handling equipment at California’s ports and intermodal rail yards.

Proposed California Policies May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions due to Cargo Diversion.