In this Port of the Future Conference webinar, a panel of Coalition members will discuss the background and mission/goals of the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition as well as specific challenges and forward actions under consideration relative to various ports across the US and Canada.

Leading ship owners, builders, charterers, financiers, engine manufacturers, classification organizations, port authorities, academia, government and non-government organizations across the United States and Canada have recently come together to launch the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition.  As a non-profit strategic alliance whose members represent all aspects of the maritime value chain in North America, the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition is developing and taking action on projects to achieve a commercially viable net zero emissions waterborne logistics sector.

The maritime value chain is critical to the global economy and decarbonization is the key challenge the industry faces in the coming years. As the entire world takes on the global challenges of climate change, the maritime industry is both a very important, and very difficult sector to abate.

The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition was born from the realization that the United States and Canada maritime operations are uniquely challenged by this goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions from maritime activities.  The Coalition also  firmly believes that decarbonization is possible, but only if all stakeholders along this end-to-end value chain are willing to rally together to take advantage of the opportunities in this landscape and address these challenges through cross-sectoral collaboration.

SPEAKERS

Rich Byrnes
Rich Byrnes
Chief Infrastructure Officer
Port Houston
David H. Cummins
David H. Cummins
President & CEO
Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
Paul S Manzi
Paul S Manzi
Vice President Asset Management
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Christine Rigby
Christine Rigby
Senior Air Quality and Climate Specialist
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Jennifer States
Jennifer States
Vice President, Projects and Strategy
Washington Maritime Blue

Join us for the 3rd Annual Port of the Future Conference on April 5-7.
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