Friday, February 26, 2021

Port of Oakland Chief Selected CAPA VP

Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan has been selected to serve as vice president of the California Association of Port Authorities, it was announced this week.

Wan takes on the role previously held by Port of Richmond Executive Director Jim Matzorkis, who died in December.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to help lead a unified advocacy effort for our system of California ports,” said Wan. “Our business recovery efforts in Oakland will guide my work with CAPA as we move toward stabilizing and strengthening our maritime and freight sectors.”   Wan, who plans to work closely with CAPA President and Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, spoke of the association’s push for ports in California to be seen as an economic force.

“CAPA calls attention to the need for statewide coordination of investments in goods movement infrastructure, conversion to clean energy operations and efficient transportation corridors,” said Wan. "Just like the Port of Oakland, which supports over 84,000 jobs in Northern California, each California port contributes to a healthy economy, job base and environment in each of its respective regions and statewide."