Ports of LA and Long Beach Looking Toward the Future
Both the Los Angeles and Long Beach sides of America’s largest port complex had their share of significant and noteworthy events in 2002, from highs in monthly container volumes to first-time visits by largest-ever container vessels to a labor strike that wiped out more than a week’s worth of productivity.
So it’s interesting that at least one leading figure at one of the ports thinks the most significant occurrence at the Port of Los Angeles during 2012 had more to do with the port’s future than its recent past or present: the adoption of a new five year strategic plan last April.
“Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it really impacted us,” Port of LA Executive Director of Business Development Kathryn McDermott said. “The strategic plan really looked at the three key areas that we need to focus on for the next five years: customer relationships, our infrastructure and financial strength.” ….. (Read Full Article)