Port of Long Beach Nets AAPA Honors

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently honored the Port of Long Beach for its “outstanding information management and engineering projects” at its annual conference.

The port was recognized for “Pilot Slips Application,” an online system that shows ship moves at the port, as well as those at the Port of Los Angeles. It netted an Information Technology Distinction award in the Port Operations and Management Systems category.

“Temporary Berth Assignments,” designed to track temporary berthing data, also garnered an award in the same category, the port said.

The port – in collaboration with Cavotec and International Transportation Service – also received a Facilities Engineering Award for the “Port of Long Beach Smart eTruck Charging,” offering a “hands-free charging solution for electric yard tractors, as part of a zero-emissions vehicle demonstration at the port.”

“Being recognized in this way by our peers is gratifying,” said Executive Director Mario Cordero. “I’m much appreciative of our team, which works hard each day to build a port that looks to the future, delivering the efficient services our customers expect while being socially responsible to our community.”

By Pacific Maritime