• 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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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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