LNG as shipping fuel in the Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles (Port) is located in the San Pedro Bay, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This thriving seaport not only sustains its competitive edge with record-setting cargo operations, but is also known for groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and LA’s emerging waterfront destination. The Port encompasses 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront. It features 24 passenger and cargo terminals, including automobile, break-bulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities that handle billions of dollars’ worth of cargo each year.

The use of liquidized natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel is not new to the Port. On May 8, 2009, the Port of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commission approved up to $44.2 million in Port funding toward the purchase of clean trucks at the Port. The Port’s funding coupled with funding provided by local, state and federal regulatory agencies as well as private investment resulted in helping bring over 900 trucks into service at the Port that run on LNG or Compressed Natural Gas The Port supports the development of LNG as a marine fuel. For more information on the Port’s use of alternative fuels,  please visit www.portoflosangeles.org or contact:

Eric Caris, Director of Marketing
e-mail: ecaris@portla.org
Phone: (310) 732 3844

Jacob Goldberg, Environmental Specialist
e-mail: jgoldberg@portla.org
Phone: (310) 732 2675