Re: Thank you for attending and participating in our Navy League luncheon meeting
MessageThank you for your kind words - and the attached presentation! Many of our members and friends will appreciate examining it.I believe the Navy League and especially this council has the right container of "product." I, along with our council's officers, directors, and members, simply keep trying to find receptive ports within the maritime community - those firms and organizations who also recognize the nation and our national defense depend on strong "Sea Services" provided by our Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and US flag Merchant Marine and care to do something about it.This council is going to have a strong finish the second half of 2009 with most of our activities occurring in San Francisco. I'll keep Eco-Transport posted.All the best to you and Eco-Transport in achieving our mutual goals.Anchors Aweigh,Phelps----- Original Message -----From: Michael BowdenSent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:16 PMSubject: RE: Thank you for attending and participating in our Navy League luncheon meetingPhelps,You should be recognized obviously for your persistent and consistent support in these efforts and I personally want to say thank you for your invitation.---As I said I have attached our PPT presentation on Eco Transport and feel free to pass on to your team of excellent people that support your efforts.I will be in touch soonRegardsMike BowdenEco Transport
From: Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS [mailto:PMMC@...]
Sent: Tue 6/16/2009 8:15 PM
To: Michael Bowden; Joe Cutrera
Subject: Thank you for attending and participating in our Navy League luncheon meetingDear Mr Bowden and Cutrera,Your presentation, as I expected, hit the mark dead on. Appreciate very much your participation. I suspect you renewed some acquaintances and made a couple of new contacts.I hope the Navy League and in particular our council may be of value to your firm. We would definitely welcome you coming on board at whatever level is comfortable, http://www.navyleague.org/membership/index.php.I am including a message from Norman - don't think I see your E-mail address on the list of recipients - that should be of interest. He sends out quite a few - most related to improving port facilities but many related to moving goods. I'll post this one to the subscribers of our council's Yahoo group site.All the best - Anchors Aweigh,The Navy League of the United States, founded with President Roosevelt's encouragement in 1902, is a civilian organization with approximately 60,000 members. The League is focused on reminding the American public and government officials that the United States is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services - the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U. S. Flag Merchant Marine. NLUS and its 270 councils sponsor activities, events, and awards along with supporting military and Sea Cadet units. Its monthly magazine Sea Power covers United States maritime defense news. The council newsletter is Captain's Call.The Pacific Merchant Marine Council, chartered 11 December 2006, is specifically focused on the United States maritime industry. Luncheon meetings are quarterly. Monday, June 15 we returned to Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub, Oakland, for a delicious luncheon and excellent panel presentation on Short Sea Shipping out of Oakland.
----- Original Message -----From: Fassler-Katz, NormanSent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:49 PMSubject: FW: National Waterways Foundation Produces Research on Greenhouse Gas EmissionsFYI"No one is exempt from the call to find common ground"Norman Fassler-Katz, Sr. ConsultantSenate TransportationSub-Committee on California Ports and Goods MovementLegislative Office Building-Room 5541020 N StreetSacramento, CA 95814916-651-1893 (direct)916-651-1894 (committee office)916-324-7081 (fax)916-708-9148 (cell)Norman.Frassler-Katz at sen dot ca dot gov
Subject: National Waterways Foundation Produces Research on Greenhouse Gas EmissionsNATIONAL WATERWAYS FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Debra Colbert, 301-565-5329; daccomm at aol dot com
National Waterways Foundation Produces Research on Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAmends Study Comparing U.S. Freight Transportation Modes
Inland towboats travel farthest on one gallon of fuel, emit the least carbon dioxideWashington, DC - Acting for the National Waterways Foundation (NWF), the Center for Ports and Waterways at the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, has amended their 2007 study, "A Modal Comparison of Freight Transportation Effects on the General Public" to include a comparison of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions between inland river barge transportation, highway and rail transportation.
The research team focused on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are currently the focus of the public policy debate on Green House Gasses. Using EPA parameters, the team calculated how much CO2 is emitted per ton mile for each mode. Emissions per ton mile are those emissions experienced in moving one ton of cargo one mile. The team determined that the emissions of CO2 per gallon of fuel burned are roughly the same for each mode, so the comparison focused on how much cargo gets moved for that gallon of fuel. They determined that compared to inland barge transportation, rail transport generates 39% more CO2 and trucking generates 371% more CO2.
· Trucks can only produce 155 ton-miles of cargo movement per gallon of fuel and can deliver only 13,964 ton-miles of cargo movement for each ton of CO2 produced.
· Railroads produce 413 ton-miles of cargo movement per gallon of fuel, allowing them to 37,207.2 tons-miles of cargo movement per ton of CO2 produced.
· Inland towboats move the most cargo per gallon of fuel - 576 ton-miles per gallon - and thus produce the least amount of CO2 emissions per ton mile, delivering some 51,891 ton miles of cargo movement for each ton of CO2 emitted.
To put these numbers in perspective, the research team calculated that if all the cargo that moved by barge in 2005, the year of the study, were instead moved by rail, it would have resulted in an additional 2.1 million tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. If that same cargo had moved by truck, it would have generated an additional 14.2 million tons.
"This additional research component done for the National Waterways Foundation by the Texas Transportation Institute points out the inherent environmental value of moving cargo by water where possible," said Peter H. Stephaich, NWF Chairman, and Chairman, Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. "Today, more than ever, our air quality and environment is critical and this study comparing modes of transport underscores the many benefits of the inland waterways," he continued.
The National Waterways Foundation exists to explore and communicate to America the value of its inland waterway system.
The report, "A Modal Comparison of Freight Transportation Effects on the General Public," amended March, 2009, and a one page summary of the carbon footprint advantages of barge transportation, can be downloaded from the website of the National Waterways Foundation, www.nationalwaterwaysfoundation.org.