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    Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement Focusing on Strengthening California’s Niche Ports

    There is a general assumption that ports are massive facilities that manage very large volumes of freight. And in some cases, this is accurate; California does in fact have three of the busiest container ports in the nation. In addition to the large container ports of Oakland, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, however, California is […]

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    Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement Focusing on Strengthening California’s Niche Ports

    There is a general assumption that ports are massive facilities that manage very large volumes of freight. And in some cases, this is accurate; California does in fact have three of the busiest container ports in the nation. In addition to the large container ports of Oakland, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, however, California is […]

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    Randa Coniglio Named the New President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Unified Port District

    A new leader has been selected to take the helm of the San Diego Unified Port District; the Board of Commissioners appointed Ms. Randa Coniglio as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) during the June 11th Board meeting, making her the first female CEO in the history of the Port, which spans over a […]

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    The Port of San Diego Celebrates Maritime Month

    The Port of San Diego is honoring the critical role and influence of San Diego’s maritime industry throughout the month of May; branding it Maritime Month, the port will host free events including boat and bus tours and a free movie night in order to recognize and show appreciation to the men and women of […]

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    Stakeholders Offer Views as the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles Host Forum to Gather Input on Supply Chain Optimization

    Over 100 cargo owners, trucking firm authorities, representatives of longshore labor, marine terminals and other goods movement industry stakeholders recently gathered for a joint conference held by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to gather input, perspicacity and elucidations focused on refining the effectiveness of the supply chain. “We are looking at not […]

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    California Ports Support Ballast Water Management Legislation

    In order to maintain maneuverability and stability, ocean-going vessels frequently exchange millions of gallons of ballast water while en route to, and while berthed at, their destinations.  Ballast water is stored in the vessels and pumped between the ship’s tanks and the ocean, depending on circumstances, and is a critical component of safety for most […]

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    The 15th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium

    The California Maritime Leadership Symposium (CMLS) is the Capitol community’s premier maritime industry educational event focusing on key matters related to our Maritime Transportation system.  The 15th annual CMLS took place on February 24th and 25th at the Citizen Hotel and State Capitol in Sacramento, and  was organized under the theme “Three Masts for a […]

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    Ports Strengthen Water Conservation Efforts amid Drought

    California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record. Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2014 and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented […]

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    California Ports – Environmental Stewards

    California is home to the most environmentally friendly port facilities and operations in the world. California ports have collectively reduced the emissions related to port operations by over 70% for diesel particulate matter, 70% for sulfur oxides, 50% for nitrogen oxides and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, respectively since 2005. The impact of greener and […]

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    New Port of Long Beach Executive Director Confirmed

    The new head of the nation’s second-busiest seaport starts his first official day on the job today. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved former FedEx Canada President Jon Slangerup as its new executive director and gave him a three-year, $350,000-a-year contract. The board also voted to keep Acting Executive Director […]

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