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Scrubber barge will capture, treat exhaust from ships in LA, Long Beach ports

Clean Air Engineering – Maritime (CAE-M), based in San Pedro, California, will operate a barge with an exhaust aftertreatment system, the Marine Exhaust Treatment System (METS-3), at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. CAE-M systems remove diesel emissions from the auxiliary engines and boilers of oceangoing vessels while at berth or at anchor.

The 26-metre-long, 13-metre-wide ship is designed by Fassmer Technical Projects and currently under construction at the US shipyard Greenbrier Companies in Portland.

The ship’s main propulsion system consists of two electrically powered SCHOTTEL rudder propellers that operate with biodegradable oils.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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