Latest ‘Pulse of the Port’ features shore power, LNG technicians

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pulse-of-the-portThe latest episode of the Port of Long Beach’s award-winning television program, “Pulse of the Port,” will be available for viewing on Long Beach Television Channel 8 beginning Monday, June 8, 2009, at the Port’s web site now at or the links below.
Check out the first shore-powered terminal in the world for oil tankers; a school that is training the next generation of technicians for the liquefied natural gas trucks now serving the Port; a new green locomotive; and what goes into designing and constructing more eco-friendly buildings. All that and new host Brandi Williams.
On June 3, the Port of Long Beach dedicated the first shore-powered terminal in the world for oil tankers at the BP terminal on Pier T. Shore power allows a ship to plug in instead of running its diesel engines. Having one oil tanker use shore power at the BP terminal during off-loading is the air pollution-cutting equivalent of taking 187,000 vehicles off the road for the day.
The show takes a close look at a new Long Beach Community College program that is training technicians in the emerging field servicing LNG-powered trucks. LNG burns cleaner than diesel, and as the Port moves forward with its Clean Trucks Program, many of these students are expected to have long-term careers. Also in the show, a new clean-diesel locomotive pulls its weight, and the Port of Long Beach engineering staff explains how environmentally friendly features are being incorporated into new Port buildings.
“Pulse of the Port” began airing in September 2005 and has won recognition from the Telly Awards, American Association of Port Authorities, the City-County Communications and Marketing Association, and the California Association of Public Information Officials. Previous episodes are archived at
Catch “Pulse of the Port” Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at noon on Long Beach Television Channel 8.

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