International Work
Starcrest has worked for many years in international efforts related to air quality and greenhouse gases in the maritime sector.  Most recently, Bruce Anderson attended the meeting of the Bulk Liquid and Gas technical subcommittee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and he serves on the black carbon and Tier 3 NOx correspondence groups. 

Past activities have included coordination with Environment Canada and the British Columbia Chamber of Shipping for the Puget Sound Maritime Air Emissions Inventory, completed in 2007 and updated for 2011.  Starcrest also has worked with the Panama Canal Authority reviewing their evaluation of the Panama Canal Expansion with regard to carbon dioxide emissions.  In 2005, Starcrest began working with the Port of Los Angeles to conduct outreach to ports in Southeast Asia, including the Shanghai Municipal Port Administrative Center, the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Port of Busan, the Port of Nagoya, and the Port of Tokyo.  

The 2005 Evaluation of Low Sulfur Marine Fuel Availability – Pacific Rim, prepared for the Port of Los Angeles, focused on fuels in the Pacific Rim ports in the countries of China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Malaysia; the Panama Canal Authority; the European ports of Rotterdam and Le Havre; and ports in Mexico, Canada and the U.S.  In addition, Starcrest assisted the Port of Los Angeles and Shanghai Municipal Port Administrative Center in developing and hosting the Pacific Rim Clean Air Collaborative meetings in Los Angeles in 2006 and Shanghai in 2008.

Representative Clients and Work Products:
Starcrest frequently completes evaluations and reports, many of which are publicly available on our various clients’ websites.  The following list includes representative examples published by several of our clients.

Port of Long Beach   Emissions inventories and related documents at:

Port of Los Angeles   Emissions inventories and related documents at:

Port Authority of New York New Jersey   Selected published documents at:

Port of Houston Authority

Puget Sound Maritime Air Forum   Emissions inventories and related materials available at:

International Association of Ports and Harbors   (under contract to Port of Los Angeles)