Brian Hill has served as the U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Director of the Western Gulf Gateway Office based in Houston, Texas, since late 2011. As MARAD’s Western Gulf Gateway Director, Brian’s area of responsibility includes all the ports, waterways, and intermodal connections and corridors in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. In this position, the Gateway Director works with Texas ports and other intermodal industries and responsible agencies to improve and strengthen the U.S. marine transportation system.
Brian is a retired Coast Guard Commander and Coast Guard attorney.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Florida International University (1988), a Juris Doctor (JD) Law degree from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami (1995), and a Master’s degree in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. (2009).
The industry is making good progress towards the energy transition, however, the next steps in reaching zero carbon shipping are now presenting new requirements and challenges. The need for construction and infrastructure projects that can support carbon capture, as well as other changes, such as providing alternative fuels to ports, or even the creation of green shipping corridors for breakbulk, are all obstacles the industry is looking to overcome. Our panel will analyze what the best and most viable options are in the next steps toward decarbonization.
Session Sponsored by AsstrA
Wednesday 27 September 16:00 - 16:45 Main Stage