• 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…


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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…


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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…


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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 v


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  • SUPPORT: S. 2244 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

    The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) was enacted by Congress in 2002 in the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. After 9/11, terrorism insurance became unavailable or extremely costly for port authorities to obtain. Developed to assist the market in recovering from 9/11, TRIA created an incentive for a…


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  • Cap-and-Trade Investments in Freight

    The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget proposes $200 million to accelerate the transition to low carbon freight and passenger transportation, with a priority for disadvantaged communities. CAPA supports increased investment in cleaner freight and passenger transportation and believes that it is an important element of meeting not only the state’s…


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  • Water Resources Reform & Development Act/Harbor Maintenance Tax

    Water Resource Development Acts regularly enacted by Congress provide for critical authorizations of coastal navigation projects and modify water resource policy. The appropriations of funds help maintain and improve federal navigation channels, and enable California to compete in the global market. The Harbor Maintenance Tax is a federal funding…


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  • Primary Freight Network

    Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005 and represents a milestone for the nation’s economy. (more…)


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  • Projects of National and Regional Significance

    Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2013-2014. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted in 2005 and (more…)


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