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BYLINE: William B. Cassidy
Pacific Northwest ports are following the example set by Los Angeles and Long Beach by partnering up to reduce diesel emissions. It''s not clear yet whether they will want to radically reshape the local drayage industry as well, however.
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia this month said they will work together to cut diesel emissions and greenhouse gases, both from ships docked at the ports and on-shore cargo handling equipment, drayage trucks and locomotives.
In addition, the Port of Vancouver plans to introduce more "rigorous and demanding" drayage truck safety and …