Advocacy

Ports Leaders Focus on Improving Competitiveness to Mark California Ports Day

Port Executives Meet with State Officials To Advance Cargo Movement, Infrastructure, Environmental Initiatives SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Feb. 19, 2020 — Port directors from across California marked California Ports Day on Wednesday by meeting with state policymakers, legislators, and administration officials to highlight the economic importance of the state’s 11 ports and issue a call to …

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California Sustainable Freight Strategy

On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15, which calls for the development of an integrated freight action plan that will improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase the competitiveness of California’s freight system.  Under the Executive Order, the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, the Secretary of the California …

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California Legislature – 1st Extraordinary Session

On June 19, 2015, Governor Brown issued a Proclamation calling for the California Legislature to convene an extraordinary session to consider and act upon legislation necessary to enact permanent and sustainable transportation funding to: Adequately and responsibly maintain and repair the state’s transportation and other critical infrastructure; and Improve the state’s key trade corridors; and Complement …

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Sea Level Rise

The annual increase in global temperatures has led to a sea level rise of approximately 8 inches and the National Research Council predicts that by year 2100 sea levels in California may swell between 4-56 inches. An increase of such proportion will significantly magnify natural disasters resulting from flooding, erosion, and weather phenomenon. Abiding by the California Coastal Act, the primary …

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Ballast Water Management

In order to maintain navigability, stability and integrity, ocean-going vessels may take on, discharge, or redistribute ballast water during the course of normal operations.  During cargo loading and unloading, for example – or as a vessel encounters rough seas, or transits through shallow waterways or under bridges – ballast water is frequently used to maintain …

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