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In November 2006, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles took an unprecedented joint action to improve air quality in the South Coast Air Basin by adopting the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), a sweeping plan aimed at significantly reducing the health risks posed by air pollution from port-related mobile sources, specifically ships, trains, trucks, terminal equipment and harbor water craft. Both Ports recently updated the CAPP in November 2017, with the stated purpose of becoming even greener to support the ultimate goal of zero-emission infrastructure for goods movement. To achieve this, the two Ports have developed strategies that include the introduction of clean vehicles and equipment, infrastructure, freight efficiency and energy planning. Several port-wide projects have therefore been identified to demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of implementing these concepts.