The Port of Los Angeles has implemented the following control measures to reduce diesel particulate matter, greenhouse gasses, and nitrogen oxide emissions from ocean-going vessels that call at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex:
Environmental Ship Index (ESI)
OGV Technology Advancement Program Demonstration
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have developed the Technology Advancement Program (TAP) to support development and demonstration of new, clean air technologies in the port environment. The TAP provides an incentive for existing ocean-going vessels that are demonstrating an emission reduction technology that reduces diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions. All testing and demonstrations will be conducted through the San Pedro Bay Ports' TAP.
Vessel Speed Reduction Program
The objective of the Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP) is to reduce emissions from ocean-going vessels by slowing their speeds as they approach or depart the Port, at 20 or 40 nautical miles from Point Fermin. A voluntary VSRP was established in 2001 with the signing of a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding among the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Steamship Association of Southern California, and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. The Port provides this incentive on an annual basis and does not require registration at this time.