Friday, September 19, 2014

Town Hall Meeting on SoCal Maritime Industry Scheduled

By Mark Edward Nero

The Center for International Trade & Transportation is conducting a free town hall-style meeting Wed., Oct. 15 on changing trends and the future of the maritime shipping industry in Southern California.

The CITT is a collaborative effort dedicated to the development, distillation and broad dissemination of objective information about the goods movement industry. It’s based at California State University, Long Beach.

The latest in its annual town hall meeting events on the maritime industry is scheduled for 6 pm to 8 pm in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, Calif. Admission and parking are free.

This year’s theme is “Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions,” and scheduled panelists for the roundtable discussion include: Jon Slangerup, the newly installed chief executive at the Port of Long Beach; Peter Friedmann, Washington DC, on behalf of three organizations: the Pacific Coast Council--Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Associations, Coalition of New England Companies for Trade, and Agriculture Transportation Coalition; and Bobby Olvera Jr., president of International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 13.

The scheduled panel moderator is Port of Hueneme CEO Kristen Decas.
For more information on the event, call the CITT office at (562) 985-2872 or visit