JULY 8-10, 2008
JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
Over 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.
TOUR 2: A GOODS MOVEMENT SHOWCASE
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.