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ACP CEO Zubieta to Speak at FFCA Conference

Canal Expansion
ACP CEO Alberto Aleman Zubieta
ACP CEO Alberto Aleman Zubieta
NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Chief Executive Officer of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), will provide a keynote address to an audience of 500 attendees at the upcoming Faster Freight - Cleaner Air (FFCA) East Coast conference on one of the most important infrastructure projects in the world, the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Providing an all water route between Asia, the East Coast of North America, and Europe, Mr. Aleman Zubieta will highlight key elements of the expansion program that will accommodate the world's largest ships and increased tonnage. With the Canal's expansion, Mr. Aleman Zubieta will discuss how continued North American infrastructure development and the adoption of efficient and environmentally friendly technologies and business practices will allow the East Coast goods movement industry to be prepared to meet future growth needs for faster freight and cleaner air. FFCA East Coast will take place July 8-10, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. (more)

Recently awarded the prestigious SAMOTER International Award for the "Most Significant Project in the World," Mr. Aleman Zubieta was recognized for his important contribution to the development of construction at both national and international levels by using state of the art technology innovation for design and implementation of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Mr. Aleman Zubieta said, "The Panama Canal has always been vital to world commerce and shipping. Our goal is to become the transportation and logistics hub of the Americas."

This timely Keynote Address will help kick off the conference program agenda. FFCA will highlight how East Coast ports and goods movement stakeholders are already implementing important environmental and efficiency programs, the importance of a national strategy for transportation infrastructure, energy supply and price considerations for the freight industry, the latest "green" transportation technologies, and much more! For a complete copy of the conference agenda, see

Faster Freight - Cleaner Air (FFCA) is the premier conference series in North America showcasing solutions and resources to improve operations and reduce air emissions from the goods movement industry. With the Panama Canal Widening Project now underway, FFCA East Coast will focus upon the growing demands for an improved national infrastructure and expanded rail and trucking services to accommodate the near-term port growth that will be fueled by this new all-water route from Asia. This event is hosted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York City Department of Transportation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Alberto Aleman's timely remarks are scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, 2008. The three-day conference runs from July 8 through July 10 and will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. This summit will include two days of plenary sessions, breakout sessions focusing on onroad trucking, marine, rail and container handling operations, a technology tradeshow, and exciting offsite tours of the region's largest cargo facilities in New York and New Jersey. For more information, visit

Contact: Anne Hellwig,, 310.573.8558

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