Session Chair: Cory Shumaker, Hydrogen Consultant
On September 9, 2020 the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) will host its second workshop focused on the topic of hydrogen and fuel cells in ports and maritime. This workshop comes at a pivotal time of the new stringent global emissions regulations recently announced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. Shipowners and ports around the world are working to find lower emissions solutions, with a lot of attention on the potential of hydrogen and fuel cells. The CHFCA Ports & Maritime Workshop will feature updates on hydrogen and fuel cell activities from California ports, European ports, and progress underway in the Northwest ports of Seattle/Tacoma and Vancouver. Topics covered will be hydrogen fuel cell vessels (ferries, barges, service vessels), container handling equipment in ports and shorepower for ocean-going vessels at berth.