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The Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative (PPCAC) is a voluntary group of international participants from ports, private industries, and environmental agencies throughout Central America, North America, and Pacific Rim countries. The goal of the PPCAC is to share information about what other trade partners are focusing on, collaborate on common air and environmental issues, learn from each other, and work jointly to develop and evaluate potential port policies and mitigation measures. It serves as recognition that no one port can solve these complex problems and issues alone, and provides a venue for information sharing and problem solving.

In 2006, stemming from their existing sister-port relationship, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Shanghai, together with the USEPA and MARAD, sponsored the first PPCAC Conference as a way to discuss challenges and solutions to air pollution created by port operations. Approximately 150 participants from more than 25 ports and related entities worldwide traveled to Los Angeles to attend the inaugural conference. The three-day conference wrapped with a ceremonial “commitment” among conference participants, signaling their willingness to attend future conferences in order to continue dialogue about common challenges emerging technologies and viable initiatives for reducing air emissions at ports all over the Pacific Rim. Then in 2008, the Port of Shanghai held a second conference in Shanghai, China, around Climate Change. The third conference, Challenges for a Sustainable Future, was held in San Pedro, California in February 2012. The fourth conference, focused on environmental impacts and assessment, was hosted by the Port of Shanghai in October 2015. The Port of Los Angeles hosted the 5th PPCAC conference in March 2018.

News and Updates

The Port Of Los Angeles hosts 5th Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative Conference March 20-22, 2018.

The final agenda can be seen here

Click here for press release

Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission hosts 4th Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative Conference

On October 27-29, 2015, the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission (SMTC) hosted the 4th PPCAC conference at the Xijiao Sate Guest Hotel in Shanghai, China.  The conference included technical presentations from experts from China, the United States, and Europe on topics such as environmental assessment and monitoring, Emission Control Areas, advanced emission reduction technologies, and smart maritime logistics.  The conference concluded with a full-day tour Yangshan Deep Water Port.  Here more details CLICK HERE.

July 10, 2014 - Ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai form EcoPartnership to Share Information on Shore Power Programs and Policies

Link to press release-click here!

2014 MoVE Conference

Sustainability of transportation continues to be a priority for many around the world. Our partners in China are hosting the biennial Motor Vehicle Emissions Conference on June 24-27 in Hong  Kong. The conference now features a day and a half devoted to marine port and vessel emissions and will feature speakers and participants from all sectors and several parts of the world—including Port of Los Angeles for PPCAC, U.S. EPA, China, and others. Registration is open but space is limited.

For more information, please check this link:

Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative Working Group Meeting held in Los Angeles on May 10, 2013

Building upon the outcomes of the 2012 PPCAC Meeting, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Port of Los Angeles hosted a PPCAC Working Group Meeting in Los Angeles on May 10th, 2013.  The meeting featured expert speakers, outlined a vision for an expanded Collaborative and laid out a roadmap for the next PPCAC Conference in 2014. CLICK HERE for the Agenda for the meeting.

PRESS RELEASE-PORT OF LOS ANGELES HOSTS PACIFIC PORTS CLEAN AIR COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE-Ports, Trading Partners Worldwide Gather in San Pedro to Tackle Global Sustainability Issues-(Feb 24, 2012).

UPDATE-Potential PPCAC Working Group Selections Poll Results, click here!

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