Port of Long Beach awarded $8 million grant

The Port of Long Beach was awarded a US$8 million grant by the California Energy Commission that will partially fund the Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project.

The US$16.8 million project includes the building of infrastructure to support environmentally sustainable cargo-handling equipment, and will demonstrate the world’s first heavy-duty, off-road, direct current fast-charging system in a seaport environment.

The grant will support the first phase of a transition to a zero-emissions system at Total Terminals International’s container terminal at Pier T.

The PAVE Project will design and build charging outlets for almost 40 pieces of electrical terminal equipment at the TTI terminal.

The project is expected to begin early in 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2022.

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