The Port of Los Angeles hosted the 5th PPCAC conference in San Pedro on March 20-22, 2018

Click here for the 2018 Agenda (pdf)

2018 PPCAC Biography Program


Panel 1 – Planning for Air Emission Reductions

Port of Long Beach (POLB), Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning
The San Pedro Bay 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update

SMTC –Wenhua Yao, Director of the Shipping Division for SMTC
Shanghai Green Port Action Plan(English)
Shanghai Green Port Action Plan(Mandarin)

International Maritime Organization (IMO), Astrid Dispert, Technical Advisor to the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP
IMO-IAPH Collaboration to Support Developing Countries in Addressing Port Emissions

Mexico Secretariat of Communications and Transport, Valeria Muriel Dosal, Director of Ecology and Sustainable Port Development Port Sustainability in Mexico

Canal de Panama, Alexis X. Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Specialist –
The Contributions of the Panama Canal Green Route to Reducing Emissions from
International Shipping

Takehito Yokoo, Senior Executive Engineer, Toyota Motor North America R&D – Product Development Office – Advanced Fuel Cell- Toyota Project PORTAL

Panel 2 – Emission Control Areas Drivers and Benefits

Tsinghua University, Huan Liu, Associate Professor Multi-scale Shipping Emission Inventories and Air Quality Impacts in East Asia

University of Delaware, Jim Corbett, Professor and Principal Partner for Energy & Environment Research Associates Current Science: Global Health Benefits from Mitigating Global Ship Air Pollution

USEPA, Meetu Kaul, Attorney Advisor North American Emission Control Area Drivers and Progress

Vehicle Emission Control Centre of Environmental Protection Ministration, China, Hang Yin
Ship-Source Air Pollutants Emission Control Areas in China

Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Marisol Rivera Planter,
Director General for Environmental Policy Evaluation
Environmental Benefits and Costs of the Emission Control Area in Mexican Ports(English)
Environmental Benefits and Costs of the Emission Control Area in Mexican Ports(Spanish)

Panel 3 – Emission Control Areas Compliance Assurance & Fuels

Lloyds Register, Michael Klein-Urena, Business Development Manager, Western North America –
Supplying Demand: Energy Outlook 2020 and Beyond

Transport Canada, Naomi Katsumi, Senior Advisor for Marine Air Emissions
North American Emission Control Area, Canada’s Compliance and Enforcement Program(English)
North American Emission Control Area, Canada’s Compliance and Enforcement Program(Madarin)
North American Emission Control Area, Canada’s Compliance and Enforcement Program(Spanish)

USEPA, Meetu Kaul, Attorney Advisor U.S. Approach to ECA Compliance Assurance

CARB, Alex Barber, Air Pollution Specialist California Emission Control Areas Compliance Assurance & Fuels

Panel 4 –Ship Emissions Reductions – At Berth & Incentives

Port of Vancouver, Christine Rigby, Environmental Specialist, Air Emissions –
Working Together Toward a Lower Emission Future

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Suan Jow Tan, Director of Sustainability Office, Dean of MPA Academy Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Green Initiatives

Port of Seattle, Paul Meyer, Manager, Environmental Permitting & Compliance,
Shore Power at Port of Seattle & Tacoma

Starcrest Consulting Group, Ray Gorski, Air Quality Consultant
Assessing Ship Emissions Reduction Strategies

Panel 5 – Improving Port Efficiency

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd, Huaijin Fang, Vice President
An Introduction of SIPG Container Port Operational Efficiency(English)
An Introduction of SIPG Container Port Operational Efficiency(Mandarin)

POLA, Michael DiBernardo, Deputy Executive Director, Marketing & Customer Relations –
GE Port Optimizer Cargo Data Portal

MAERSK, Lee Kindberg, Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
Radical Improvements in Vessel Efficiency

Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection
(P.R. China), Liping Li, Division Director Policies on Green Ports and Vessels in China

Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Pacific Ports Clean Air Collaborative

Panel 6 – Marine Ecosystems, Noise Impacts and Mitigation

Transport Canada, Environmental Policy, Sonja Henneman, Manager, Underwater Vessel Noise Unit
Canada’s Approach to Addressing Underwater Vessel Noise

Prince Rupert Port, Jason Scherr, Manager, Environmental Sustainability –
Marine Ecosystem and Air Quality Programs at the Port of Prince Rupert

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Mary Byrd, Community Programs Supervisor –
Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies – Cutting Air Emissions

NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Sean Hastings, Resource Protection Coordinator Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies – Protecting Whales

Panel 7 – Zero Emission Technologies

South Coast Air Quality Management District, Technology Advancement Office, Matt Miyasato,
Deputy Executive Officer, Science & Technology Advancement – South Coast AQMD Zero & Near-Zero Emission Trucks

Port of Oakland, Richard Sinkoff, Director of Environmental Programs and Planning -
Advance Planning for Zero & Near-Zero Future at the Port of Oakland

Burns & McDonnell, Matt Wartian, Project Manager Pasha Zero Emission Terminal Equipment Demonstration

Preparing for the Inevitable: ZEV Trucks
CALSTART, John Boesel, President & CEO Planning for Zero Emissions