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Letter From the President

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:55 PM | Anonymous

Welcome to the Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach here in the nation’s largest maritime gateway and port complex. The Propeller Club is one of the longest standing international maritime organizations comprised of over 80 individual member clubs designated as “Ports” in key maritime locations around the world including 30 in foreign cities. “Propeller” in the name refers to the propulsion on ships that keeps the maritime industry and all the related supply chain stakeholders moving forward (ocean carriers, terminals, motor carriers, rail carriers, intermodal equipment providers, warehousing, logistics service providers, cargo owners, government and labor). Each of these supply chain stakeholder groups is represented within our membership as collectively the
synchronization of these functions is at the heart of what determines supply chain efficiency with respect to international goods movement. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach report that over 190,000 local jobs (representing 1 out of every 12) are directly tied to the maritime industry so there is a high probability that membership in the Propeller Club of LA/LB can be of relevant value to you.

Throughout the year the Propeller Club of LA/LB organizes monthly luncheons and workshops featuring industry leaders that address the latest challenges and emerging trends impacting the maritime industry and goods movement. Our signature event, the Propeller Club/ILWU Seafood Feast, helps raise money for local high school scholarships and provides the opportunity for management and labor to enjoy a fun evening on the waterfront together while contributing to a good cause. As the oldest maritime organization in the region dating back to 1939, the Propeller Club provides an outstanding opportunity to network with industry thought leaders, educational programs to develop our next generation of leaders, and the ability to keep abreast of the most important issues facing our ever-changing industry.

On behalf of the Propeller Club of LA/LB Board of Governors, I would like to invite you to join us at our next event which you can find here on our new website. The Board is fully committed to continuing to provide our members with the highest level of quality programs and information that will keep you informed about the latest trends facing the maritime industry and how they impact the many local stakeholders that are involved in the global supply chain. We encourage you to get involved by joining us (and bring a friend) as we welcome your input and involvement regarding how we can continue to take the Propeller Club of LA/LB to new heights as the premier local club that keeps the maritime industry moving forward.

David Arsenault
President, Board of Governors
Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach

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