Thursday, January 29, 2015

FMC to Host Environmental Forum

By Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission is scheduled to host its third annual Port Environmental Initiatives Forum next month in Washington DC.

This year’s discussion, according to the Maritime Commission, will focus on cooperation among competing neighbor ports and terminals to achieve environmental benefits in their surrounding communities under the authority of the Shipping Act of 1984.

The moderator will be Kurt Nagle, president of the American Association of Ports Authorities.

Among the scheduled participants are the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as the Port of New York/New Jersey. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma have also been invited to participate, according to the Maritime Commission.

The gathering is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am Feb. 20 at the Federal Maritime Commission, 800 N. Capitol St. NW, Main Hearing Room – 1st floor Washington, D.C. 20573.

The FMC says that walk-ins will be welcomed, but that those wishing to RSVP may do so by emailing