Long Beach looks for zero emission ideas
The Port of Long Beach is seeking ideas for how to move cargo out of the Southern California complex with zero emissions.
The port officially issued a “request for concepts and solutions” on Wednesday, outlining the goals and requirements of the project, known as the zero-emission container mover system (ZECMS).
To help potential idea submitters, the Port will hold a pre-submittal conference on July 9 at the port's headquarters. Document submissions will be due by 4:30 p.m. September 25.
'The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority are seeking new technology to move containers between docks and the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility near west Long Beach, potentially eliminating thousands of short-haul diesel truck trips each day and reducing air pollution,' the port said. 'Proposed technologies might include electric guideways, zero-emission trucks, or electrified rail, all of which use electricity to power the movement of cargo, rather than diesel-fueled trucks.'
For information on how to submit a proposal, contact Eric Shen, director of transportation planning, at email@example.com or (562) 590-4155.
Download the ZECMS Request for concepts/solutions here.