Friday, October 27, 2017

Long Beach Explores More Asian Business

By Karen Robes Meeks

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum recently returned from a trip to South Korea and Japan to develop business opportunities for the Port of Long Beach.

Port Executive Director Mario Cordero and Chief Commercial Officer Noel Hacegaba accompanied Garcia and Bynum on the trip, which included stops in Seoul, Tokyo and Yokkaichi, one of Long Beach’s sister cities.

“With the recent changes in the shipping industry, this is a crucial time to meet face-to-face with our customers to expand business opportunities for the Port of Long Beach,” said Garcia. “These relationships are key to generating even more economic development in Long Beach.”

“Our business development outreach is one of the main reasons that the port is known for its customer service,” Bynum said. “Our customers deeply value these meetings. It’s important for us to reaffirm our commitment to being adaptable, nimble and responsive to industry concerns.”