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New high-tech crane will reduce pollution coming from South Coast port

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New $7 million crane will reduce pollution coming from Port of Hueneme

Part of efforts to move Port Hueneme to zero emissions

A company has made a huge commitment to reduce pollution at a South Coast port.

Ports America has added a new $7 million crane to the Port of Hueneme. The electric-hybrid crane is more energy efficient, and cuts down on pollution from loading and unloading operations.

It is expected to also be more reliable, replacing one which is being decommissioned.

Ports America handles produce from two fresh fruit companies with three mobile harbor cranes at the Ventura County port.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.