The Port of Long Beach received honors for outstanding information management and engineering projects during the recent American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) annual conference. The AAPA represents more than 130 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
“Being recognized in this way by our peers is gratifying,” said Port of Long Beach 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.”
“These awards reflect our investments in projects to enhance services and environmental sustainability,” Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna said. “This is why we are the Port of Choice, and we’re very proud of our staff for all they have accomplished.”
Two of the awards were for information technology projects. “Pilot Slips Application” is an online system that replaced a paper-based process detailing ship moves at the Port of Long Beach and the related ship moves at the Port of Los Angeles. It earned an Information Technology Distinction award in the Port Operations and Management Systems category. Another application, “Temporary Berth Assignments,” which was created to track temporary berthing data, received an award in the same category.
A partnership between the Port of Long Beach, Cavotec, and International Transportation Service, won a Facilities Engineering Award for a joint design and construction project, “Port of Long Beach Smart eTruck Charging.” The project delivered a hands-free charging solution for electric yard tractors, as part of a zero-emissions vehicle demonstration at the Port.