Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ports America Awarded LA Cruise Terminal Contract

The Port of Los Angeles has awarded Ports America the contract to provide operation, management and maintenance of the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Terminal at Berth 90-43, known as the World Cruise Center.

The five-year agreement, which was announced May 13, includes two five-year options. Among the services that Ports America will provide are cruise terminal management, maintenance and repairs, security, special event management and the collection of dockage, wharfage and terminal fees.

“We are proud to have been chosen by the Port of Los Angeles,” Ports America Terminal Manager Octavio Sanchez said. “We look forward to a positive and successful relationship with the Port of Los Angeles and all its cruise partners.”

Ports America, headquartered in New Jersey, is among the largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore companies in the United States. The company currently operates in more than 42 ports and 80 locations, including the ports in Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle and Vancouver, Washington.

The company handles all types of cargo, including container, bulk, break bulk, automotive, project, military and cruise.

“The Port of Los Angeles is pleased to partner with Ports America at the World Cruise Center,” Port of LA Executive Director Geraldine Knatz said in a prepared statement acknowledging the contract, which commenced in April. “We are confident that Ports America will continue the tradition of providing first-class service to our cruise lines and their passengers.”