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    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dock 2, Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, CA
    • 79
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    Annual Harbor Cruise and Scholarship Award Ceremony

    Hosted by the Port of Long Beach

    Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach,
    & its Coalition Members

    Thursday, August 25, 2022
     
    Boarding: 5:15 PM
     
    Cruise: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Register by August 21, 2022 to receive special pricing!

    Member: $45 Non-Member: $55

    After August 21:
    Member: $55 / Non-Member $65

    Sponsorships are available starting at $400!

    Raffle tickets are available for purchase at checkout. Please also consider making a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

    Please submit your sponsorship by August 19 to receive all of the included benefits and to ensure your logo will be added to the event signage.

    Join the Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach and joint industry coalition members on a harbor cruise mixer. Please submit your RSVP as soon as possible as seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. Sponsorships are available (see below for available options). Please submit your sponsorship no later than August 19, 2022 in order to receive the full benefits.


    Bronze Sponsor – $400.00
    4 tickets for the cruise
    Appropriate signage at the event

    Silver Sponsor – $700.00
    6 tickets for the cruise
    Appropriate signage on website, email marketing, and at the event

    Gold Sponsor – $1,000.00
    8 tickets for the cruise
    Appropriate signage on website, email marketing, and at the event
    Introduction at event w/ opportunity to speak


    The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach will be awarding scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 to graduating high school seniors. In 2019, the Board of Governors established two additional scholarships in memory of David Arian and Adam Birkenbach awarding $1,000 each. The recipients of these awards will be announced during the 2022 Harbor Cruise.




    Boarding time is 5:15 PM; meet at Dock 2 in Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, CA


    Hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

    THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS




    Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the event to receive a refund or to avoid being billed. Your payment for this event is not deductible as a contribution or gift under Federal Income Tax Laws, but is most likely deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Los Angeles Yacht Club
    Register


    A Discussion with Gene Seroka

    Date Pending

    In-Person | Los Angeles Yacht Club

    Registration
    Member: $70 / 
    Non-Member: $85

    Meeting Location
    Los Angeles Yacht Club
    285 Whalers Walk
    San Pedro, CA 90731

    Sponsorships are available!
    Register here or contact us for more information.

    Raffle tickets are available for purchase at checkout. Please also consider making a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

    Speaker

    Gene Seroka is the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in North America. Nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on May 27, 2014 and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council on June 11, 2014, the Port of Los Angeles has experienced historic, record-breaking performances since his appointment.

    As Executive Director, Seroka interacts with a wide range of stakeholders, including Port customers around the globe, industry partners, elected and appointed officials at all levels, business leaders and local residents. A respected global trade expert, Seroka has advocated for rules-based trade agreements that benefit American exporters and manufacturers.

    Since the pandemic-induced buying surge generated by American consumers in the second half of 2020, the Port of Los Angeles has eclipsed nine monthly records and had its two highest-performing quarters and top four individual months in its 114-year history. The Port set two new milestones for the Western Hemisphere in June 2021 as the first port to process 10 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in a 12-month period and the first port to process 1 million TEUs in a single month.

    Seroka has distinguished himself as a leader throughout his 33-year career in shipping, global logistics and executive management. The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) named Seroka the 2021 recipient of the Connie Award, one the most coveted honors in the maritime industry. Also in 2021, Lloyd’s List named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Shipping and the Inland Empire Economic Partnership honored Seroka with its Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing decades of leadership and accomplishments in the supply chain, logistics and maritime industry. In 2020, Supply Chain Dive named Seroka Executive of the Year for his leadership throughout the pandemic. Seroka has been named one of the most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and featured on the LA500 list for the six past years.

    As chief of America’s top port, he is responsible for managing a more than $1.7 billion budget, advancing major capital projects, growing trade volumes and promoting innovative, sustainable practices that strengthen the region’s economy. Under his direction, the Port has taken a leadership role in adopting cutting-edge technologies to improve the reliability, predictability and efficiency of the flow of cargo across global seaborne trade, including the launch of the digital information portal Port Optimizer™ and companion data tools Signal, Return Signal, Control Tower and Horizon.

    Throughout the pandemic, Seroka—who lived in China during the 2002-2004 SARS epidemic—has led the Port’s response to the global health crisis, keeping cargo flowing as an essential service to the nation. In March 2020, Mayor Garcetti named Seroka the Chief Logistics Officer for the City of Los Angeles, while concurrently serving as the Port’s Executive Director. Seroka also leads Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA), which has distributed more than 10.2 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to nearly 250 organizations since its inception.

    While serving as Executive Director, Seroka has been appointed to serve on four federal committees to enhance the speed and efficiency of cargo movement and supply chain optimization, including the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, U.S. Maritime Administration Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee, Federal Maritime Commission Supply Chain Innovation Team and U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation’s former Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group. The past president of the California Association of Port Authorities, he currently serves on its Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Port Authorities and Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority.

    Seroka’s footing in the maritime industry was established as a sales support representative at American President Lines (APL) Limited’s Cincinnati office in 1988. After several key overseas positions in China, Indonesia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, he returned to the U.S. in 2010 to become President – Americas for the shipping line in Phoenix where he managed APL’s Liner Shipping business, including 1,000 employees, and was responsible for all commercial, port terminal, intermodal, land transportation and labor activities throughout the region.

    Seroka holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans.

    Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the event to receive a refund or to avoid being billed. Your payment for this event is not deductible as a contribution or gift under Federal Income Tax Laws, but is most likely deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

    • Thursday, September 22, 2022


    DETAILS AND REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

    • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802


    A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Directors of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

    with moderator, Alan McCorkle, Yusen Terminals Chief Executive Officer

    November 9, 2022

    11:00 AM -11:45 PM • Registration / Networking

    11:45 PM - 1:00 PM • Lunch / Keynote

    Location

    Hotel Maya
    700 Queensway Drive
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Tikal / Mirador Room (Second Floor)

    Cost

    Member: $70
    Non-Member: $75

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Gold $1500
    Table of eight
    Logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium

    Silver $1000
    Table of four
    Logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium

    Speakers:

    Dr. Noel Hacegaba is the Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations for the Port of Long Beach, California. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative and operating functions of the Port, including finance, human resources, real estate, business development, operations, communications, and security. He was named to the post in August 2018 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the governing body for the Port.

    An active member of the community and the goods movement industry, Dr. Hacegaba serves in various leadership roles, including Chairman of the Professional Development Board of the American Association of Port Authorities. He is also a member of the Marine Exchange of Southern California Board of Directors, Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce Board of Directors, St. Mary Medical Center Board of Trustees, Long Beach City College Foundation Board of Governors and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Propeller Club. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America, the largest organization representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight transportation industry.

    Michael DiBernardo is the deputy executive director of marketing and customer relations at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. In this role, he oversees the Port’s Cargo Marketing, Cargo and Industrial Real Estate, Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Management, Planning and Strategy, and Wharfinger divisions.

    With more than 30 years in the maritime industry, DiBernardo’s career with the Port of Los Angeles began as a student worker in the late 1970s and later as a draftsman in the Port’s engineering division in the early 1980s.

    His expertise encompasses intermodal, maritime, security, labor opportunities and future planning initiatives impacting current terminal operators.

    A San Pedro native, DiBernardo holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a certificate in the Executive Management Program from UCLA.

    Alan McCorkle was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Yusen Terminals LLC in August 2019. He joined NYK Ports/Yusen Terminals in November 2014 as Vice President of West Coast Operations and was then promoted to Senior Vice President in April 2016, responsible for all container terminal operations at Yusen Terminals in Southern California, RoRo and bulk operations for Ceres Marine Terminals in Port Hueneme and Stockton, California and cruise and RoRo operations for Ceres Marine in Vancouver, Canada.

    Prior to joining NYK ports, Alan was with the A.P. Moller–Maersk Group for 25 years holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility including leading the development of the Pier 400 terminal in Los Angeles becoming its Managing Director when the facility opened in 2002 and General Manager, APM Terminals (Jamaica) Ltd. in 2004, where he managed all port operations in Jamaica before returning to Southern California becoming Vice President of West Coast Operations in 2005.

    Alan currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in addition to being a member of the Advisory Committee for the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State Long Beach.

    Alan holds a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Programs at Cornell University and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.


    Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the event to receive a refund or to avoid being billed. Your payment for this event is not deductible as a contribution or gift under Federal Income Tax Laws, but is most likely deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

Past events

Thursday, July 14, 2022 Perspective and Forecasts on the ILWU/PMA Contract and Economic Update During these Tumultuous Times, with Economist Paul Bingham
Thursday, June 23, 2022 Marine Exchange of Southern California with Captain J. Kipling (Kip) Louttit
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 A Discussion with Mario Cordero
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Marine Policy Forum 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022 A Discussion with Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 A Presentation with USCG Captain Rebecca Ore
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 A Discussion with Heather Tomley and Tim Demoss on the CAAP and New Clean Truck Fund
Thursday, April 28, 2022 A Discussion with Bill Mongelluzzo
Thursday, April 07, 2022 A Discussion with Matson's CEO, Matt Cox
Thursday, March 31, 2022 Propeller Club of Northern California: What to Expect from Ocean Carriers in 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Billions in Federal Funding for Ports: How to Position Yourself for Success
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 *UPDATED SPEAKER* A Discussion with FMC Commissioner Bentzel
Thursday, February 24, 2022 The Facts About Port Trucking with Matt Schrap
Thursday, February 03, 2022 A Perspective on Port Operations with Kristin Decas, Port Director and CEO, Port Of Hueneme
Thursday, January 13, 2022 State of the Industry, a Year Like No Other, and What Is Ahead for 2022
Thursday, December 16, 2021 Annual Holiday Lunch
Thursday, December 02, 2021 Will There Be a Holiday Season This Year? See What National Retail Federation Says
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Thursday, October 28, 2021 A Discussion About the ILWU Contract, the Vessel Backlog, and the Prospects of a 24/7 Port
Thursday, September 16, 2021 The International Seafarers Center of Long Beach-Los Angeles 2021 Maritime Industry Salute Dinner
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 In-Person Wine and Cheese Networking Event
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 PCNC Presents: Railroads & West Coast Ports
Thursday, August 26, 2021 2021 Harbor Cruise and Scholarship Award Ceremony
Thursday, July 29, 2021 News and Views from LA Councilman Joe Buscaino, Focusing on the San Pedro Bay Complex
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Port of Los Angeles Update and Vision
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Zero and Near Zero Emission Large Truck Update - Where We Are Now and Where Will We Be in the Future
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Port Update, Forecast, and Vision from Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach
Thursday, May 20, 2021 The Shipping Industry in a Post-Pandemic World – A World Shipping Council Perspective
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Legislative Trucking Update - CA Trucking Association
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Leading Successfully in Our Remote New World
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 A Discussion with Former FMC Chairman Khouri
Thursday, March 25, 2021 TPM 2021 Update from Bill Mongelluzzo
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Trading with the World: Past, Present, & Future Markets for the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Port of Oakland Director of Maritime Bryan Brandes
Thursday, February 18, 2021 State of the Industry, A Year Like No Other, and What is Ahead for 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 A Discussion with Assemblymember O’Donnell
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Annual General Meeting and Virtual Holiday Get Together
Thursday, December 03, 2020 Chassis Markets in a Season of Change with Bill Shea
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Noel Hacegaba
Thursday, October 22, 2020 A Discussion with USCG LA Sector Commander Ore
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 The Current and Projected Climate of Retail Sales and its Effects on the Ports of LA and LB
Monday, September 28, 2020 A Discussion with Executive Project Engineer Duane Kenagy on the Completion of The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project
Thursday, September 17, 2020 PMSA's John McLaurin
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Looking Through a Changing Economic Environment with Walter Kemmsies
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 A Discussion on Current Affairs with POLA Executive Director Gene Seroka
Friday, May 22, 2020 National Maritime Day 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Year in Review and Industry Trends
Friday, March 13, 2020 USCG IMO2020 Enforcement Program
Thursday, February 13, 2020 2020 Future Trends in the Port of Long Beach with POLB Director Mario Cordero - February 13, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 A Discussion with USCG Lt. Beal, Commanding Officer of the CGC Terrell Horne
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Annual Holiday Lunch
Monday, November 18, 2019 Peter Lindsey Presents The New IMO 2020 Rule for Low-Sulfur Fuel Ship Standards
Friday, November 15, 2019 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Noel Hacegaba
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Politics, Competitiveness, and Regulations in the Maritime Industry
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Industry Event: Smart Port of the Future - Economy, Environment, Technology, and Workforce - Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Port Governmental Update and Legislative Climate
Thursday, August 22, 2019 2019 Harbor Cruise
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Update on the Port of Los Angeles with Gene Seroka, Executive Director - Port of Los Angeles
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Seafood Feast
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 FBI Special Agent Boeing Shih Presenting on Cyber Security Threats
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Pier Pass 2.0 Workshop with John Cushing
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 A Discussion with Ed De Nike, President SSA Containers - March 6, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Peter Lindsey Presents How The New IMO 2020 Fuel Requirements Will Significantly Impact All Industry Stakeholders
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 State of the Industry
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Annual Holiday Lunch
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A Discussion on Politics, Competitiveness, and Regulations in the Maritime Industry
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Changing Trade Policy Impacts on the Economic and Trade Outlook
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Toyota Project PORTAL
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Port Update on Tariffs and Peak Season
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Harbor Cruise
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Joint Port Legislative Update
Thursday, May 17, 2018 31st Annual Seafood Feast
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Meet the New Captain of the Port
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Conversation with Gene Seroka Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Jones Act Presentation
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 State of the Industry
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Annual Holiday Lunch
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Economic and Trade Outlook, the World, the US and San Pedro Bay Ports
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Enhancing End-to-End Container Visibility Through Technology
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 CAAP 2017 and Its Impact on the Trade Community
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Challenges Facing the Shipping Industry - A World Shipping Council Perspective
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