The inaugural GreenPort Congress America begins today with key Baltimore officials taking to the stage

Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Boyd K. Rutherford will take to the stage to welcome and introduce participants of GreenPort to one of America's leading green ports. Joseph Greco from gold sponsor, Ports America Chesapeake and the keynote address from Ray Fitzgerald from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions will then set the scene for the conference.

Delegates will hear from a packed programme of speakers to enhance their green credentials across all aspects of port operations. They are also offered the opportunity to expand their networks with fellow industry leading colleagues.

The opening day will conclude with a Gala Dinner hosted by Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, Maryland Department of Transport and Maryland Department of the Environment.

Live coverage of the opening day can be found on Twitter @GPCongress.