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Monday, December 22
Long Beach Harbor Commission Meeting
Where: Port of Long Beach
Monday, January 26 - Tuesday, January 27
7:00 AM -5:00 PM
VERDEXCHANGE 2015 Conference & Expo
Where: The L.A. Hotel Downtown
FuturePort Members Receive a 20% Discount!! Please use code VXFP when registering!
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Former FedEx Canada President to Head Port Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive
June 26, 2014
Dan Walters: California Legislature saturated with deals
Sacramento Bee 8/29/12
CEQA Modernization – The End or Just the Beginning?
Fox & Hounds 8/28/12
Navigating Stormy Seas
Hong Kong Trader 5/2/12
The shipping industry is facing a foul-weather year in 2012, continuing the lacklustre performance of 2011. Drewry Maritime Research, the London-based shipping consultant, believes that the worldwide shipping industry may have lost up to US$5.2 billion last year. read more..
Viewpoints: Incentives sharpen state's competitive edge
Sacramento Bee 5/8/12
L.A.'s political football
Los Angeles Times 5/7/12
First truck replaced under Boston's Clean-Truck program
Port Technology International 4/13/12
Container Traffic at US Ports Suggests Manufacturing Rebound
Inbound container volumes rise at Long Beach (reg req'd)
Long Beach Port Sees Stronger Activity
Los Angeles Business Journal 4/13/12
State of the Port of Long Beach
Pulse of the Ports
Global Logistics Specialist
The Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach announces the Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation Program. This program was developed by industry professionals for the industry.
Didn't make the last FuturePorts Membership Meeting?
Here's what you missed!
Dennis Rodriguez, Chief City Executive LA/SF/SD
"Update on the e-Highway Demonstration Project"
PDF and Video
Michael Johnson, Trucking Operations Manager
Port Logostics Group
"Technology, Trucks and Efficiency"
2014 VIP Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Thank you for attending FuturePorts' 2014 VIP Reception and for making it a success. We hope that you enjoyed the evening, designed to celebrate and honor the work that our local elected officials, our Port executives and commissioners, and other appointees contribute. Their dedication to our goods movement industry is invaluable, and helps to keep our economy robust and healthy.
We received over 130 RSVPs, and were pleased that the following honorees were able to make comments: Mayor Jim Dear, Carson; Long Beach Council Members Lena Gonzalez and Patrick O'Donnell; Port Executive Directors Kristen Decas, Port of Hueneme, Jon Slangerup of Port of Long Beach, and Gene Seroka of Port of Los Angeles; and Rich Dines, Vice President of the Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
And very special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the event, and to our members for supporting FuturePorts throughout the year.
See What You Missed!
FuturePort's August Membership Meeting
Speaker: Cynthia Martin,
Chief, Transportation & Toxics Division, CEPA Air Resources Board
See presentation here and CA Sustainable Freight Initiative Milestones PDF here.
FuturePorts' Annual Conference 2014
STRONG PORTS = STRONG CALIFORNIA
See the full agenda, presentations and videos!
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- Visit our new project website register your support: www.BNSFConnects.com
- Watch our YouTube video on how SCIG will shorten truck trips on the 710 Freeway
- Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter and weigh in on conversations about good jobs, less traffic and better air quality
FuturePorts is the organization bringing together business, community and government leaders to work toward an integrated approach to resolving port, industry and community concerns.
As the two largest ports in the nation, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generate $200 billion annually in throughput, and handle 43% of all waterborne U.S. trade and 60% of all imports from Asia. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have already been created in Southern California by ever-increasing port activity. With trade volume projected to triple over the next 20 years, Southern California has an unprecedented opportunity to solidify its position as the nation's pre-eminent trade center. However, a number of challenges threaten the ports' and industries' ability to sustain their role as critical economic engines in California and the nation.
- Congestion in the region continues to increase, and the construction of necessary improvements to alleviate bottlenecks is hindered by funding shortfalls and delays in the decision-making process.
- Air quality and other environmental challenges are jeopardizing the timely completion of much-needed infrastructure improvements.
- Area residents are increasingly concerned about the impact of port activity on their communities, and struggle to understand the beneficial and necessary role our ports play in the local econom
The time is now for a dynamic and visionary organization to secure a vibrant economic and environmental future for the ports, their businesses and their surrounding communities. Currently, there is no single advocacy organization focused on solving goods movement problems using a multi-stakeholder and regional perspective on the ports and shipping supply chain. FuturePorts will identify growth and environmental challenges and advocate strongly for solutions through its Strategic Action Plan.