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Port of Oakland Hosts the Governor, Assembly Speaker, and a Coalition of Stakeholders as They Call for Transport Fix

Governor Brown’s inaugural address which took place earlier this year drew a clear picture of a deficiency in California’s transportation infrastructure. “We must also deal with longstanding infrastructure challenges”, he stated. “Each year we fall further and further behind and must do something about it. So I am calling on Republicans and Democrats alike to …

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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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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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