The Port of Los Angeles – “Shore to Store” Zero- and Near-Zero-Emission Freight Facilities

As part of a multi-stakeholder collaborative project to introduce hydrogen (H2) fuel into the Southern California drayage truck market, the Port of Los Angeles and its partners demonstrated near-commercial heavy-duty H2 fuel cell electric trucks at and between freight facilities throughout the region while continuing to lay the groundwork for battery-electric operations. The “Shore to Store” (S2S) project was built on team experience to help realize their vision of zero-emission freight operations in the future.

Ten hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 on-road trucks were developed through a collaboration with Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America. To provide accessible fueling, Shell Oil Products USA built and operated two large capacity hydrogen fueling stations in Wilmington and Ontario, forming the basis of a network of hydrogen infrastructure in Southern California. An additional station at the Port of Long Beach was also made available for fueling the fleet with the support of California Energy Commission and South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Furthermore, the Port of Hueneme (POH) demonstrated two battery-electric yard tractors, and Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) demonstrated two zero-emission forklifts at their warehouse facilities which collectively, not only provided a model by which freight facilities can structure their operations, but showcased a snapshot of what a zero-emission supply chain will look like in the future.