Raising the Bar to Zero

The Port is proud to collaborate with its public and private partners on innovative technologies to improve the health of those who live and work in the harbor area while strengthening the Port as a vital economic engine.

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What is the Green Omni Terminal?

In May 2016, Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P. and the Port of Los Angeles announced the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project. The project involves testing clean energy vehicles, cargo handling equipment and infrastructure at the Pasha terminal to create a working laboratory for advancing zero and near-zero emission technologies at the Port. The benefits of this three-year project include:

  • Accelerating clean air gains for Wilmington and surrounding communities
  • Advancing innovative clean technologies
  • Maximizing public and private resources to expedite clean energy solutions and meet air quality goals

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Accelerating Clean Air Gains for Wilmington and Surrounding Communities

The Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project brings clean energy trucks, cargo handling equipment and infrastructure to the 40-acre Pasha Omni Terminal, located at Berths 174-181 on the Wilmington side of the Port. The community is home to about 70,000 residents and is recognized by the State of California as disproportionately impacted by industrial pollution. The comprehensive project is expected to reduce more than 3,200 tons per year of greenhouse gases and nearly 28 tons annually of diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and other harmful emissions from operations at the Port. The clean air gains equate to taking 14,100 cars a day off the road in the South Coast Air Basin.

Demonstrating and Deploying Advanced Clean Technologies

The Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project is a sweeping initiative aimed at accelerating the commercial availability of clean technology to power Port operations and the maritime and goods movement industries. The project’s developmental fleet of vehicles and equipment will cover the full scope of operations at the Pasha terminal, which handles cargo of all shapes and sizes including containers and break bulk commodities such as steel. Pasha will integrate zero emission yard tractors, forklifts, drayage trucks and a top handler into its operations and upgrade two wharf cranes with new electrical drives and control systems. The terminal will also demonstrate the next generation of the METS-1 (Marine Exhaust Treatment System) for capturing emissions from ships unable to run on electricity at berth.

A Terminal That Can Operate Off the Grid

Project goals include making the Pasha terminal a more sustainable and resilient facility that can operate off the grid in the event of a power loss. Pasha will install new infrastructure toward reaching that goal: a solar-powered microgrid with a 1.03 megawatt photovoltaic rooftop array, a 2.6 megawatt-hour battery storage system, charging equipment that can both receive and supply power, and an energy management control system.

Making the Most of Public and Private Resources to Expedite Sustainable Solutions to Meet Air Quality Goals

The $26.6 million project leverages public and private resources to accelerate clean energy solutions at the Port. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) awarded the project a $14.5 million grant, and Pasha has committed $11.4 million in cash and in-kind participation. Eleven other partners are contributing a combination of funding and in-kind participation to cover the remaining costs. The group includes green-tech manufacturers, technical experts from the private sector, academic and regulatory agencies, and the Port, whose cost is not expected to exceed $88,000 to administer the grant. The project is expected to help Los Angeles meet regional, state and federal clean air goals and serve as a model for numerous industries around the globe.