Vessel Speed Reduction Program

About the Vessel Speed Reduction Program

The objective of the Vessel Speed Reduction Program (VSRP) is to reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM), nitrous oxides (NOx), and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Ocean-Going Vessels (OGV) 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 ports of Los Angeles and 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 of Los Angeles provides an incentive on an annual basis and does not require registration at this time.

VSRP Compliance Data

Vessel approaching Angels Gate

2023 Compliance Data

2022 VSRP award ceremony

2022 Compliance Data

2021 vessel arrival

2021 Compliance Data

2020 vessel arrival

2020 Compliance Data

2019 VSRP award ceremony

2019 Compliance Data

2018 VSRP award ceremony

2018 Compliance Data

2017 VSRP award ceremony

2017 Compliance Data

Vessel near Angels Gate

2016 Compliance Data

Los Angeles Main Channel

2015 Compliance Data

Map of Entrance to Los Angeles Harbor