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RECAP: Port Sustainability and Energy Security Workshop
On March 1, 2013, CAIT hosted the first annual Port Sustainability and Energy Security Workshop to discuss the impact of energy and sustainability on port operations and growth. Organized by IMG director Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D., and LPS program manager, Birnur Ozbas, Ph.D., the one-day workshop united public and private security experts from national and international organizations.
Nearly 60 professionals from well-known organizations—like Moffatt & Nichool, AECOM, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, IKEA, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), and several international ports—explored current and future issues and challenges, lessons learned from around the world, venues for future initiatives, and collaborations among industry, government, and academia.
The morning sessions focused primarily on port sustainability operations from three key perspectives: the United States perspective, the European perspective, and the port user and corporate perspective.
PANYNJ senior vice president William Nurthern offered advances and road maps to success derived from actual events, while professionals from IKEA, MAERSK, and other major corporations offered strategies to improve freight movement within ports.
The afternoon sessions covered energy security and communications. Ali Rezvani, Ph.D., a transportation analyst with Moffat & Nichol, facilitated a discussion on protecting resources; this segued into “Preparing a Communique,” the day's final session on developing and implementing risk management protocols, presented by Jafari and Ozbas.
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AECOM, Best Transportation, CSX Transportation, DNV-KEMA Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Greener by Design, IKEA, International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), MAERSK, Maher Terminals LLC, Moffatt & Nichol, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PJM Interconnection (PJM), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Port of Antwerp, Port of Gothenburg, Port of Los Angeles (POLA), Port of Long Beach (POLB), Port of Rotterdam, Port of Seattle, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers’ Business School, Rutgers’ CAIT, Rutgers EcoComplex, Rutgers’ Energy Institute, South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC), United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Challenges and issues, environment, energy, community, initiatives
Facilitator: Captain Blaine Collins, DNV-KEMA Energy & Sustainability
Participants: Marlin Peterson, SJPC; Thomas Jelenic, POLB;
Jan Green-Rebstock, POLA; Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Port of Seattle; William Nurthern, PANYNJ
Panel II: Port Sustainability–Lessons Learned from Europe
European challenges and issues, advances, road maps to success
Facilitator: William Nurthern, PANYNJ
Participants: Eric De Decker, Port of Antwerp; Maurits Prinssen, Port of Rotterdam; Shinta Y. Rotty, DNV-KEMA Energy & Sustainability; Far Van de Laar, IAPH; Asa Wilske, Port of Gothenburg
Panel III: Port User and Third-party Perspectives
Corporate strategies, plans to work with ports, road maps to success
Facilitator: Abbas Sarmad, AECOM
Participants: Angela Billings-Soini, IKEA North America; William Goetz, CSX Transportation; Thomas Heimgartner, Best Transportation; Lee Kindberg, MAERSK; Reema Loutan, EPA Region 2
Panel IV: Energy Security
Energy efficiency, efficient use of natural resources, preparation for rare events
Facilitator: Ali Rezvani, Ph.D., Moffatt & Nichol
Participants: Susanna W. Chiu, PSE&G; Susan Covino, PJM; Ralph Masiello, DNV-KEMA Energy & Sustainability; John Hillin, USCG; Joseph D. Tario, NYSERDA; Christine M. Weydig, PANYNJ
Panel V: Sustainable Port Infrastructure and Operations
Port infrastructure, building, storage, equipment, growth
Facilitator: Birnur Ozbas, Ph.D., LPS, Rutgers’ CAIT
Participants: Jan Green-Rebstock, POLA; Thomas Jelenic, POLB; Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Port of Seattle; Walter Kemmsies, Moffatt & Nichol; Rubi Rajbanshi, PANYNJ; Abbas Sarmad, AECOM
Road Map to Collaboration: Preparing a Communique and Future Steps
Presenters: Mohsen A. Jafari, Rutgers’ CAIT ; Birnur Ozbas, LPS, Rutgers’ CAIT