In statements made at the recent “Ports & Terminals” luncheon in Oakland, two prominent port executives maintain that continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development remains a priority.
Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and Oakland counterpart Chris Lytle called for government aid and policy direction.
Both are needed, they said, for the industry to digest global trade growth while further curbing freight transport diesel emissions.
“In California, we have the cleanest ports in the world,” said Lytle, who was Long Beach’s Executive Director before coming to Oakland. “But we could use help if we’re going to do more.”
Cordero, former Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, echoed this sentiment, saying “we’ll be as successful as government support allows us to be.”