Clean Air Engineering- Maritime (CAE-M) founded in 2010, is at the forefront of environmental technology for the shipping industry, both developing and operating systems that remove emissions from the auxiliary engines and boilers of ocean-going vessels while at berth or anchor.  Based in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, we have had the privilege of developing our many partnerships with leaders in the shipping industry


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Founded Clean Air Engineering – Maritime, Inc. (CAEM)

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Initiated the first testing of ceramic filter technology on diesel exhaust. Developed the first ceramic filter prototype for ocean going vessel (OGV) exhaust capture and treatment resulting in non-aqueous non-hazardous waste byproduct from exhaust treatment.
Developed the first California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved barge-based OGV stack exhaust capture and treatment system called the METS-1
Commercially operated the METS-1 since July, 2015, successfully servicing over 150 vessels and over 12,000 hours of exhaust capture and treatment services pursuant to the CARB At-Berth Regulation with no safety incidents or damage claims to the serviced vessels.
Complete design and fabrication of ShoreKat, the first shore based emissions treatment system and began demonstrations

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Clean Air Engineering - Maritime starts operating in Europe.

CAEM provides stack exhaust capture and treatment services to every major shipping line including, TraPac, LLC, Mitsui OSK Line, OOCL, NYK Line, Wan Hai, Ocean Network Express (ONE), American President Line (APL), CMACGM, Wan Hai, COSCO, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) in both the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Nicholas Tonsich founder

Nicholas Tonsich is an attorney with over 30 years experience in environemtnal law and regulatory matters.

His business experience includes several merger and acquisition transactions and four years as President of the Port of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Mr. Tonsich is President and CEO of many successful multi-million dollar enterprises including Clean Air Engineering – Maritime, Inc, (CAEM), a company he founded in 2010 to deal strictly with the capture and treatment of exhaust from the stacks of ocean going vessels.