B.C. firm goes green on California coast

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Westport Innovations liquefied natural gas heavy-duty trucks will soon have a stronger presence at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

The B.C.-based firm revealed the Board of South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved US$2.9 million for the immediate acquisition and deployment of 20 Westport liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks at the two ports.

Under the terms of the agreement, Total Transportation Services Inc of Los Angeles will replace 20 of its pre-1990 trucks with the 2006 CARB and EPA certified Westport LNG systems installed in Kenworth T800 trucks.

The funding support for Totals LNG vehicle acquisition represents US$144,000 per truck.

Westport is proud to play a key role in helping the West Coasts busiest ports improve air quality and do their part in the fight against global warming, said Mike Gallagher, president and COO of Westport. South Coast has been an important partner of Westports for some time and this funding is another important milestone.

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