Welcome to Faster Freight – Cleaner Air East Coast!


JULY 8-10, 2008
JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTEROver the past four years, Faster Freight – Cleaner Air (FFCA) has established itself as the nation’s leading conference series on goods movement and air quality.

The East Coast event took place this year at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The three-day conference featured general sessions, breakout sessions (tracks covering Marine, Rail, On-Road/Trucking, and Off-Road), an exciting Expo Hall, and off-site tours of the New York/New Jersey harbor.

Thank you all for joining us and seeing how FFCA is leading the charge to revolutionize the goods movement industry.

*All Speaker Presentations have been loaded to this site and can be found on the Agenda page

Alberto Alemán Zubieta, Administrator, Panama Canal Expansion Program, Panama Canal Authority
Patrick E. Quinn, Co-Chairman and President, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. and Commissioner, National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
TOUR 1: New York Container Terminal and GREEN Locomotives
The tour of the New York Container Terminal featured their newly constructed, premier on-dock rail operation. On display nearby was state-of-the-art advanced locomotive technologies such as a multi-gen-set locomotive equipped by Railpower and National Railway Equipment Co.
The tour to New Jersey to view some of the East Coast’s most advanced goods movement facilities, included a marine container terminal, an auto marine terminal, and an on-terminal warehouse facility.
• Container Terminal: APM Terminal, Elizabeth PA Marine Terminal, showcased, among other things: on-dock rail operations; “green” cargo handling equipment; and electrified gantry cranes.
• Auto Terminal: Foreign Auto Preparation Services, (FAPS), Port Newark, showcased, among other things: expanded on-dock-rail auto import/export operations; on-terminal auto preparation services; and roll on/roll off (RO/RO) vessel unloading operations.
• Warehouse: East Coast Warehouse, Elizabeth PA Marine Terminal, showcased the largest “green” power generating roof in North America; temperature controlled operations; and adjacent/efficient US Customs operations.


About FFCA


Faster Freight – Cleaner Air (FFCA) is the premier conference series in North America showcasing solutions and resources to improve operations and reduce air emissions from the goods movement industry. The FFCA agenda addresses the growing demands for rail and trucking associated with port growth by focusing on the regional infrastructure needs. This summit will also highlight the innovative programs, policies and technologies now being implemented in region. FFCA provides a venue for ports in the East to interact with technology providers, elected officials, environmental organizations and the community to develop plans to improve efficiency and reduce the air quality impacts of the goods movement industry.

Experts and practitioners alike will share success stories and highlight solutions which result in positive economic and environmental benefits for their communities. Marketing to thousands of professionals in the goods movement industry, the conference expects to draw 400-500 attendees including elected officials, corporate executives, community members, heavy-duty equipment operators, shipping company representatives, port administrators, government agencies, terminal operators, funding program representatives, and many others. In addition to FFCA East Coast, the series holds annual events in both Southern California and Puget Sound.

Highlighted Speakers

Faster Freight – Cleaner Air (FFCA) is the nation’s leading conference series on goods movement and air quality. FFCA events attract executive-level speakers from throughout the goods movement stakeholder community. See below for a sampling of some of the prestigious speakers who have participated in prior FFCA events.

Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities, FFCA California 2007
Tommy Hodges, Vice Chairman, American Trucking Association, FFCA East Coast 2008
Eric Sisco, President APM Terminals North America, FFCA California 2008
Matthew Rose, Chairman, President & CEO, BNSF Railway Company, FFCA California 2008
Dale Bonner, Secretary, California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, FFCA California 2009
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board, FFCA California 2008
Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach, FFCA California 2009
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, FFCA California 2009
James Spinosa, International President, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, FFCA Calfornia 2006
Lisa P. Jackson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, FFCA East Coast 2008
Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority, FFCA East Coast 2008
Anthony R. Coscia, Port Authority Chairman, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, FFCA East Coast 2008
John Fielder, President, Southern California Edison, FFCA California 2008
Mary Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, FFCA California 2007
Stephen Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, FFCA California 2007
Patrick Quinn, Co-Chairman and President, U.S. Xpress Inc, FFCA East Coast 2008
James Young, Chairman, President and CEO, Union Pacific Corporation, FFCA California 2007
David Freeman, President, Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission, FFCA California 2009
Mario Cordero, Commissioner, Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission, FFCA California 2009
James Goldstene, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board, FFCA California 2009
James Hankla, President, Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission, FFCA California 2009
Christopher Patterson, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America, FFCA California 2009
Peter Keller, President, NYK Line, FFCA California 2009
J. Michael Gallagher, President/CEO, Westport Innovations, FFCA California 2009
Robert A. Curry, Sr., President, California Cartage Company, FFCA California 2009
Ron Loveridge, Mayor, City of Riverside, FFCA California 2009
The tremendous success of the Faster Freight – Cleaner Air (FFCA) conference series would not be possible without the dedicated support and participation from the event hosts. Since the inception of FFCA in 2004 by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), eight FFCA conferences have been hosted throughout the United States by the following organizations.

California Air Resources Board
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New York City Department of Transportation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Transportation
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Port of Long Beach
Port of Los Angeles
Port of Seattle
Port of Tacoma
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Southern California Association of Governments
State of New Jersey Department of Transportation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington State Department of Ecology