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Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren appointed to newly created management positions

Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach

; The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed port industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach. Christensen, who most recently was Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, was appointed Port of Long Beach’s Senior Executive for Supply Chain Optimization, reporting directly to Chief Executive Jon Slangerup. Farren, who was General Manager for Hapag-Lloyd America, will be Long Beach’s Director of Tenant Services and Operations, a new position created

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles has established a new single vessel cargo operations record during the call of the 13,600 TEU capacity Maersk Evora, with a combined total of 24,846 TEUs loaded and discharged over a 128-hour period. (Photo: APM Terminals)

Port of LA on Pace to Surpass 9 Mln TEU in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles said it is on pace to become the Western Hemisphere’s first-ever port to move 9 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in a single year, following strong box volumes in the month of October.   Although October 2017 container volumes were down 8.1 percent from 2016’s record-setting figure, the 748,762 TEU moved last month propelled the port to its third busiest October ever and kept it on track to surpass last year’s annual total.   L.A. moved 7,639,756 TEU in the first 10 months of 2017, up 6.4 percent compared to the same period in 2016, which

File photo: Brian Cronk

How Can the Marine Industry Counteract Its Aging Workforce?

Awareness Week) and Subsea U.K., all with the purpose to educate younger people about the maritime opportunities available to them and the benefits a career at sea can bring.   Some ports world have taken the initiative to partner up with training colleges and universities, for example the Port of Los Angeles partners with California State Dominguez Hills, offering vocational logistics programs enabling the port to compete effectively and build the next generation of employees. This is a great way both to offer work-based training with sought after skills and better job prospects at the end of

Port of LA Searches for New Executive Director

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of a global executive search to fill the the top post at the Port of Los Angeles.  Under Mayor Garcetti’s direction, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners established an ad hoc search committee to oversee the process, which is comprised of Harbor Commission President Vilma Martinez and Commission Vice President David Arian.  “The Port of Los Angeles is a critical economic driver of our region and plays a central role in L.A.’s reputation as a global city and leading Pacific Rim trade gateway,” said Mayor

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

to handle more containers with the same workforce, who will be doing different jobs in the future.” He also predicted that the overall workforce will stay steady, but as the volume (TEUs) grows, the amount of labor required per containers will be less. In a report released in 2014, the Port of Los Angeles laid out in stark detail the extent to which automation will likely cut labor cuts, estimating reductions of 40 to 50 percent, or as many as 160-200 jobs, once its semi-automated TraPac facility comes fully online. That’s about half TraPac’s 2011 longshoreman workforce. If the

Marla Bleavins (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Bleavins Named CFO at Port of LA

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Marla Bleavins as its Chief Financial Officer. Bleavins will oversee the port’s financial affairs, which include accounting, financial management, debt and treasury, risk management and audit functions. She will manage approximately 60 employees and report to Molly Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration.    Bleavins replaces Karl Pan, who retired last week after 11 years with the City of Los Angeles, including the last six years at the port.   Bleavins most recently served as the Assistant General Manager for

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

The port of Los Angeles has promoted David Libatique to deputy executive director of stakeholder engagement, a position on the port’s executive management team.In this new role, Libatique will oversee government affairs, trade development, community relations, media relations and the labor relations and workforce development divisions at the port.David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said port executive director, Gene Seroka. “Since joining the port in 2011, he has been a valuable member of our team and a

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