According to Pierce Nahigyan, Staff Writer for the Long Beach Business Journal, although the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles actively compete for trade, they are committed to working together on issues impact surrounding communities. Their environmental partnershipdates back decades and the relationship took a major leap forward in 2005, when the ports’ leadership developed the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).
Tim DeMoss, air quality supervisor for the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) stated “While we compete with Long Beach for business, we do not compete environmentally,” he said. “The staffs of both ports work together very well. We foster that relationship because we know it’s important.”