I went to the California Maritime Leadership symposium. 17th year they have met. The California Maritime Leadership Symposium is a conference focused on all modes of California’s maritime transportation system – ports, vessels, highway and rail – and the intricacies, challenges and realities of maintaining and growing a viable, healthy and dynamic maritime economy in the 21st century. Here were some observations:
a. Sustainable Action Plan
b. Sustainable Freight Plan.
c. Freight Mobility Plan
d. Plan of Reduction of carbon footprint
e. Plan for Creation Green Gates vs Dirty truck fee plan
a. Walmart is focused on science based goals and have doubled their efficiency in recent years. “Faster, Reliable and safe.” “Volume hides sins.”
b. "0” emissions is goal for most.
c. By 2030 Los Angeles wants 100 “0” emission vehicles.
d. Oakland is open until 3 in morning and exports represent 53% of business and 47% import.
e. Need to use Foreign Trade Zones and build in USA.
f. Redwood City getting ferries.
g. Port of Hueneme imports 80 million bananas.
h. China not using clean energy still relying on Coal.
a. Trucks moving without loads.
b. Xmas trees being delivered in July
c. Volume hide
d. SO Cal Ports need more open hours.
e. Pile ups at gates
f. Short Sea Shipping failed in test run in Stockton
g. Dirty Trucks waiting outside ports to haul
h. Technology there. No Money. Cost Prohibitive.
i. No consistent universal electrical plug ins
j. Distribution centers don’t always agree with Truck hours