• Clean Air Action Plan Update

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently released a draft of their 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, a landmark air quality plan that establishes the most comprehensive, far-reaching strategy for reducing port-related air pollution and related health risks. While doing so, the plan also allows for…


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  • Port of Oakland Expands Shore Power Availibility

    The Port of Oakland has approved a new 200-foot cable-on-reel system at the Oakland International Container Terminal. The $230,000 cable system features a 10-foot-tall reel, and will be affixed to a trailer to connect to ships that can’t closely align with landside electrical vaults at berth. Chris Chan, the Port’s…


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  • Kristin Decas Selected as Top Port Director of the Year

    Kristin Decas, Port Director & CEO of the Port of Hueneme, and President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA), was selected as Top Port Director of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Kristin has over a decade of professional experience, and has proven herself…


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  • Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation Launch Solution to Digitize Maritime Shipping

    The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation have worked in partnership since last November to develop a first-of-its-kind digital solution for shipping data that is available to cargo owners and supply chain operators. The solution was launched on a pilot basis in mid-May at APM Terminals with Maersk Shipping…


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  • Port of Oakland Gains More Cargo in 2017

    The numbers are in for the first four months of the Port of Oakland’s 2017 operations with indication of changes on the horizon.  The Port said that 2017 container volume through April was up 2.8 percent over last year.  At the same time, the Port states that the number of vessels arriving was…


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  • Port of Hueneme Receives Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

    The Port of Hueneme was awarded the County of Ventura 2017 Earth Day Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship due to their leadership in sustainability within the community. The award was presented by Kelly Long of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors who stated, “I was honored to nominate the Port of…


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  • Port of Long Beach Names New Executive Director

    The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Friday, April 14th to name Mario Cordero as the new Executive Director of the Port. Cordero has served on the Federal Maritime Commission since 2011, and was also a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner from 2003-2011. “After a comprehensive international search, the…


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  • Happy Birthday – Port of Oakland & Port of Redwood City

    This year marks two milestone birthday’s for California’s ports, the Port of Oakland and the Port of Redwood City. February 12th was named the Port of Oakland Day in the host city as declared by Mayor Libby Schaaf who said the honor would commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Port’s…


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  • Growth at the Port of Redwood City

    In recent years, the Port of Redwood City has welcomed some 50 to 60 cargo ships each year, up to 40 of which have been filled with concrete aggregate material slated for construction projects in the Bay Area and beyond. Executive Director Mike Giari described the port’s history of exporting…


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  • California Energy Commission Awards Port of Long Beach Zero-Emissions Equipment Grant

    The California Energy Commission has announced a Notice of Proposed Award for a $9.7 million grant to the Port of Long Beach to fund one of the nation’s largest demonstration projects for zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment. The project would involve the design and creation of 25 new or converted electric cargo…


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