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Various Dates in August

Southern California Edison Classes & Workshops

Where: Southern California Edison Energy Education Center, Irwindale

Calendar & Registration

Thursday, August 6
6:00 PM

Port of Los Angeles-Harbor Commission

Where: Port of LA Administration Building

More info

Monday, August 10
6:00 PM

Port of Long Beach-Harbor Commission

Where: Port Interim Administrative Offices,
4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

More info

Thursday, August 20
6:00 PM

Port of Los Angeles-Harbor Commission

Where: Port of LA Administration Building

More info

Monday, August 24
6:00 PM

Port of Long Beach-Harbor Commission

Where: Port Interim Administrative Offices,
4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach

More info

Wednesday, August 26
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Propeller Club of LA 75th Anniversary Harbor Cruise

Where: Harbor Cut, Foot of Sixth Street
San Pedro

Contact for more info

Friday, August 28
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mobility 21 Summit

Where: Disneyland Hotel Anaheim

Register Online




October 21-23

6th METRANS International Urban Freight Conference

Where: Westin Long Beach Hotel

Learn more

December 2-3

Cargo Logistics America Expo & Conference

Where: San Diego Convention Center

Learn more

Click here to see more upcoming trade and transportation events at The Manifest Calendar of Events


Harbor Tour Season is Back Online reservations for free boat excursion available Monday, March 2
February 27, 2015

Former FedEx Canada President to Head Port Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive
June 26, 2014

Gene Seroka Confirmed by LA City Council as Executive Director of Port of Los Angeles
June 11, 2014

SB I-710 Set to Close for 30 Months As of May 10, 2014
May 13, 2014

Los Angeles Harbor Commission Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Railyard
March 7, 2013

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
IndustryWeek 4/13/12

Inbound container volumes rise at Long Beach (reg req'd)
portworld 4/13/12

Long Beach Port Sees Stronger Activity
Los Angeles Business Journal 4/13/12

More on our Industry News Page..

Industry Education

State of the Port of Long Beach

From January 23, 2014

Pulse of the Ports

From April 2, 2014

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.

See their web page for current class schedules.

For more information email citt@ccpe.csulb.edu, call (562) 985-2872 or visit our web site.

FuturePorts' Annual
Fall VIP Reception

Thursday, November 19
5:00pm - 7:30pm

This event is open to FuturePorts Members and Invited Guests.

Information will be emailed to you, or you may contact Ariella Fallen at afallen@futureports.org for more location
info and other questions.

For information on sponsoring this event, please download our sponsorship packet!

FuturePorts' Annual Conference 2015
Did You Miss It?
Visit our Strong Ports event page
presentations now posted!
Thank you to ALL our sponsors, presenters and attendees!

BNSF Connects
Support Good Jobs, Less Traffic and Better Air Quality
Introducing www.BNSFConnects.com 

Join BNSF Connects to voice your support and learn how BNSF will create good jobs, less traffic and better air quality with Southern California International Gateway. There are 3 ways you can help:

  1. Visit our new project website register your support: www.BNSFConnects.com
  2. Watch our YouTube video on how SCIG will shorten truck trips on the 710 Freeway
  3. 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.

Download the FuturePorts brochure.. (.pdf)

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Member Companies

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Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc.  ::  Burns & McDonnell  :: The Dutra Group :: Eagle Rock Aggregates, Inc.  
Fugro Consultants, Inc. :: Environ :: IBEW Local 11 :: Laborers' Union Local No. 507
Marine Exchange of Southern California :: Metro Ports :: Oxbow Energy Solutions ::Phillips 66
Skanska USA Civil  :: Vanir Construction Management  :: Worley Parsons ::  Yusen Terminals, Inc.