The Port of Long Beach is seeking information Thursday from potential vendors and suppliers interested in installing publicly accessible electric-charging stations for heavy duty electric drayage trucks that serve the port complex.

“It’s important for us to nurture the market for electric trucks if we are to meet the zero-emissions trucks goal,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “This is one of the project’s objectives and it will also provide an overnight charging option for independent owner-operators who may not be able to charge their vehicles at home.”

The request seeks design concepts, business models, operational plans, barriers and high-level costs associated with publicly accessible electric-charging infrastructure for heavy-duty Class 8 drayage trucks. The port aims to install 100 chargers at up to four pre-identified sites by 2028. The San Pedro Bay Port Complex is working to transition its drayage truck fleet to zero emissions by 2035 as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update.

“Our environmental programs and initiatives have already cut diesel emissions from trucks by as much as 97%,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal. “Initiatives like this are steps along the way to our ambitious zero-emissions goal. It will take ingenuity and continuing strong partnerships with the trucking and goods movement industry, but I am confident we will succeed.”

The Terminal Access Center is the site of the first two public charging stations for heavy-duty trucks in all of Southern California, according to the Port of Long Beach. They’re expected to be available later this month.

The information request is available at bit.ly/3upgSWU. People can submit through March 29 at 4:30 p.m.

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