Speaker Details

Speaker Company

Paul Manzi

Paul is a maritime professional with more than 38 years of experience in the industry, serving as a navigational watch officer and in various positions of increasing responsibility in marine operations and corporate safety, health, and environmental compliance and stewardship. He has also served the industry on technical committees and in leadership roles in trade organizations. In his current role he is responsible for asset management for Crowley’s ship assist and escort business and Crowley Alaska Tankers, where he focuses on optimization, decarbonization and partnerships. Before joining Crowley, he served in various health, safety and environmental roles, most recently with BP, including stints in shipping, major projects in the Middle East and drilling and exploration in North Africa.


Crowley's eWolf at Port of San Diego: the United States' first electric tug

Crowley's eWolf is a project at the Port of San Diego which includes an electric tugboat, microgrid, and landside charging infrastructure. This presentation brings together key members of the project team to discuss what it took to bring this innovative idea to reality. Thomas MacLean from Port of San Diego will direct the presentation. Paul Manzi from Crowley Shipping will speak about how the concept for the eWolf came to fruition. Zach Birmingham will provide the perspective of the Port, and Kelvin Ellis from the utility San Diego Gas and Electric will provide insight into utility considerations. Following the presentations, these technical experts and organizational representatives from the maritime, engineering, utility, and government sectors will get together and take questions from the audience and discuss this unique endeavor to deliver the United States' first electric tugboat.