Foss’ Retrofitted Hybrid Tug to be on Display Sept. 20 at Rainier, Ore., Shipyard

Hybrid technology already proving itself, says port environmental planner

Who: Foss’ second hybrid tug, the retrofitted Campbell Foss, will be open to the media for the first time.

What: The Campbell Foss is sister to the Carolyn Dorothy, which has been bringing cleaner air and fuel efficiency to southern California ports since its 2010 arrival in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where: Foss Maritime’s Rainier, Ore., shipyard
611 E. “A” Street
Rainier, Ore., 97048

Why: The Foss Maritime Co. is nearing completion of its second hybrid—this time a retrofitted tug called the Campbell Foss—in partnership with the southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. “Hybrid technology is already proving itself,” says Richard Cameron, head of environmental planning for the Port of Long Beach, “and we’re anxious to see improvements in this second generation vessel.”

The Foss/Los Angeles-Long Beach partnership’s goal is to achieve significant reductions in pollution emissions and fuel efficiency while preserving operational capabilities.

Gary Faber, Foss’ president and COO, says, “At Foss, we have a ‘zero trace’ corporate goal. Our hybrid technology is an important part of that strategy. Think of all the world’s ports – and all the harbor tugs working in them. What an opportunity we have to bring cleaner air and greater fuel efficiency.”

Directions to the Foss shipyard in Rainier, Oregon

  • I-5 to exit 36
  • Follow signs to Oregon
  • Take Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon
  • Head East on Highway 30 towards Rainer
  • Travel approx 1 mile into downtown Rainier
  • Turn left on 1st Street (one street before the stoplight)
  • Turn right on A Street
  • Follow to the end (traveling along railroad tracks)
  • Shipyard at the end of A Street
  • From Portland, Oregon take Highway 30 West toward St. Helens
  • Pass through St. Helens on 30 West, and exit at the city of Rainier
  • Turn right on 5th Street
  • Turn right on A Street
  • Follow to the end (traveling along railroad tracks)
  • Shipyard at the end of A Street