SANTA MONICA, CA – Top officials in California will head to Long Beach Feb. 26–28 to spend three days at the Faster Freight – Cleaner Air 2007 conference, which will focus on finding solutions to clean up California’s ports and related goods movement activities. Labor union and community representatives from local areas where residents are impacted daily by the congestion and pollution from the ports will also attend to make sure that their voices are heard by both industry and government decision-makers.

Rounding out the list of goods movement industry leaders, several government officials have pledged to take a role in creating an action plan at the conference. The list of featured speakers includes Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Mayor Bob Foster of Long Beach, Wayne Nastri of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Robert Sawyer of the California Air Resources Board, and Dr. William Burke of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

FFCA 2006 is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Port of Long Beach, and the Port of Los Angeles. One of the primary goals of the conference organizers is to foster collaborative planning among the stakeholders. The conference also features an exhibit hall overflowing with the latest emission reduction technologies, as well as breakout sessions divided by industry sector (marine, rail, trucking, off-road, and air freight).

For more information, visit the conference Web site,

Originally posted on Fleet Financials