A newly-signed agreement between officials representing the ports of Los Angeles, Auckland, New Zealand and Guangzhou, China calls for greater cooperation between leaders there.
The deal to create a so-called Tripartite Ports Alliance between port officials for the three cities was signed Thursday at a summit. The meeting followed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s November […]
From the Long Beach Post:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, port truck drivers, business and labor leaders and environmental groups announced Monday the formation of Eco Flow Transportation, a company that will hire all drivers as employees instead of independent contractors and focus on improving air quality through the Port of Los Angeles and Port […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Port leaders — including Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup and Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Doug Drummond — also stressed that they were taking responsibility for the months of congestion that brought terminals to near gridlock and […]
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, will become Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles.
“The economy is my top priority and the Port of L.A. is our region’s leading economic driver, so it’s critical to me that we have the […]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Drivers working for Green Fleet Systems agreed to a “cooling-off” period after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reached a deal with their Teamster backers and their employer, ending their striking at six marine terminals. But Teamster backer and Total Transportation Services haven’t yet reached a similar deal that would […]
Port truck drivers urged the Harbor Commission Friday to take steps against companies they allege have been misclassifying them as independent contractors, stealing wages and firing dozens of workers in retaliation, while the Port of Los Angeles’s top official promised solutions are on the way.
Truck drivers told Harbor Commissioners they were ready to begin […]
From the Long Beach Press Telegram:
Truck drivers who deliver goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach said they were fired by a Compton trucking company this week after refusing to withdraw their wage claims against the company.
At least 33 truck drivers alleged that they were let go by […]
More than a 120 striking truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted to return to work Friday, ending a five-day protest that briefly halted cargo flows at the ports, organizers said. The drivers decided late Friday to end their job action against three firms they accuse of widespread workplace violations. […]
The Los Angeles City Council apprises that it has unanimously confirmed veteran shipping industry leader Gene Seroka as the new Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles.
Earlier in June, the Harbor Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Seroka for the executive director’s position. Mayor Garcetti’s May 27 announcement that he […]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Gene Seroka, a top executive at American President Lines, as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, according to a city statement.
Seroka, who has been with APL since 1988, has more than 21 years of experience in container shipping and logistics, according to a bio on […]
Nov. 8 will be Geraldine Knatz’s last day on the job as general manager of the Los Angeles Harbor Department.
Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced her retirement, the first in what is expected to be some staff shake-ups under the new city administration.
Knatz will assist during the transition period through the […]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that … Geraldine Knatz, who has been running the nation’s busiest port since 2006, will retire at the end of the year. Garcetti also announced that Gary Lee Moore, currently the city engineer, will serve as acting general manager at the harbor until a permanent replacement is found.