The AMECS system was hailed as one of the successes of the port’s clean air plans at the recent 2016 “State of the Port” address. CEO John Slangerup’s comments were as follows:
“One recent TAP success story was our investment in the AMECS project, which was developed right here in Long Beach.
AMECS stands for Advanced Maritime Emissions Control System, and is used as an alternative for ship to shore electrical plug-in power, known as “cold ironing.”
AMECS was recently approved by the California Air Resources Board as a certified alternative to cold ironing, which now allows ships not equipped with shore power to achieve cold ironing compliance.”
The AMECS team wishes to thank the Port of Long Beach for its vital assistance and its environmental leadership.
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