Jankovich & Sons
Berth 74 Los Angeles Main Channel
San Pedro, CA 90731
Port of Los Angeles and Jankovich Make the Transition to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel
Business Wire, March 1, 2004
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SAN PEDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2004
Combining efforts to clean up harbor air, the Port of Los Angeles and long-term customer The Jankovich Company today announced a new agreement to fuel its marine fleet with ultra low sulfur diesel, a technologically advanced, cleaner-burning fuel, refined from select crudes.
Delivered by Jankovich, this revolutionary fuel is provided by BP, under the brand name ECD(R). Together, the Port of Los Angeles and Jankovich are the first clients in the nation to use this formula at a marine facility.
This ultra low sulfur diesel replaces standard diesel normally used on most harbor craft and minimizes the amount of sulfur down from 500 parts per million by weight (ppmw) to only 15 ppmw. The California Air Resources Board's current diesel fuel regulations for sulfur content are 500 ppmw, maximum. Proposed amendments to these regulations would reduce diesel fuel sulfur content to 15 ppmw, starting in mid-2006.
"This annual agreement with Jankovich aligns with the Port's widespread goal to diminish air pollutants," said Harbor Commission President Nicholas Tonsich. "The Board of Harbor Commissioners will continue to support air quality programs that meet, and in this case, exceed federal and state regulations."
Included in the Port of Los Angeles fleet are Port Police and Port Pilot boats, which make constant trips in and around the harbor. Cleanup and construction vessels operated by the Port's Construction and Maintenance crews, as well as its tour boat, will also use the new fuel. As an added convenience, recreational boaters and small craft can fuel up at Jankovich.
Since 1933, The Jankovich Company has supplied fuel for cargo ships, tugs, barges and other marine vessels. Its San Pedro facility at Berth 74 provides 500-foot dockside space for ships and storage for more than 205,000 gallons of clean diesel fuel.