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Awards

Port of Los Angeles staff works hard every day to be the best in a number of areas. Here are some of the awards and recognition received over the years in the disciplines of business, communications, environment, engineering/construction, information technology, and port/maritime/terminal:

Business

2012 Logistics Management
29th Annual Quest for Quality (Q4Q) Awards
Port of Los Angeles selected as a top West Coast gateway for service
2007

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Bob Kleist Leadership Award

2007

Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
Government Agency of the Year Award

2004

CargoNews Magazine
Top Seaport in North America

Communications

2012 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Excellence Award, Summer Concerts
Merit Award, LAtitude
Merit Award, 2012 Calendar
Merit Award, School Boat Tour Program
Merit Award, Holiday eCard
Merit Award, Mariners Guide
Merit Award, LA Waterfront Campaign
Recognition Award, Sustainability Report
Recognition Award, Trade Connect
Recognition Award, PORTfolio
2011 American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Merit Award, Dodgers Radio Commercial
Recognition, eBriefs eNewsletter
Recognition, Electronic Holiday Card
Recognition, Water Watch Video – Special Edition of PORTfolio
2010

62nd Annual LA Emmy Award Nomination
PORTfolio - “Public, Municipal and Operator Produced Cable” category
(jointly nominated with LA CityView)

2010

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Dan Maynard Communication Award
Overall Excellence

2007

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Excellence Award, Special Events Category: Rail Festival
Merit Award, Advertising Category: Port Police Recruitment
Merit Award, Advertising Category: World’s Largest Hybrid Vehicle
Merit Award, Periodicals Category: What's New, Crew?
Merit Award, Promotional Literature Category: 2007 Port of Los Angeles Centennial Calendar
Merit Award, Websites Category: www.portoflosangeles.org
Honorable Mention, Promotional Literature Category: Mariners Guide

2006

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Excellence Award, Advertising Category: Port Police Recruitment Video
Merit Award, Educational Category: Julio’s New Ride (in conjunction with the Port of Long Beach)
Merit Award, Periodicals Category: What's New, Crew?
Merit Award, Websites Category: www.portoflosangeles.org

2005

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Dan Maynard Communication Award
Overall Excellence

Engineering/Construction

2012

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Southern California Chapter
2012 Award, Sustainable Projects
Cabrillo Way Marina Phase II

2012 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Southern California Chapter
2012 Project of the Year Award, Infrastructure/Public Parks
Wilmington Waterfront Park
2011

Engineering News-Record (ENR) California, McGraw-Hill Construction
2011 Best Project Award - Landscaping/Hardscaping/Urban Planning
Wilmington Waterfront Park
(joint award with Sasaki)

2010 American Public Works Association (APWA)
2010 B.E.S.T. Project of the Year Award
Recreation and Athletic Category
22nd Street Park
2009

The Waterfront Center
Excellence on the Waterfront Award
Fanfare Fountains & Water Features at San Pedro Gateway Plaza
(joint award with WET Design)

2008

American Institute of Architects, California Council
Urban Design Award
Wilmington Waterfront Development Program
(awarded to design consultant Sasaki and Associates)

2007

American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter
Citation Award, Urban Design
Wilmington Waterfront Development Project
(awarded to design consultant Sasaki and Associates)

2007

American Society of Landscape Architects,
Northern California Chapter

Honor Award
Wilmington Waterfront Development Project
(awarded to design consultant Sasaki and Associates)

2006

American Society of Landscape Architects, California Chapter
Merit Award, Landscape Design
(awarded to landscape architect consultant EDAW)

2006

Lumen West Paul Waterbury
Regional Award of Merit
Outdoor Lighting Design
(awarded to lighting consultant Lighting Design Alliance)

2005

American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Special Award of Merit
San Pedro Waterfront and Master Plan Development
(joint award with consultant EEK/Gafcon)

2005

American Society of Landscape Architects
Honor Award, Design Category
(awarded to design consultant EDAW)

2005

American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter
Professional Awards - Honor Award
Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade

2005

APWA Southern California Chapter
National Public Works Week Award
“Student Outreach Program”

2003

California Engineering Geotechnical Council
Pier 400 Building Ground Improvements

2003

Orange County Engineers Council
Engineering Project Achievement Award
Pier 400

2003

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Facilities Engineering Awards - Special Project Category
Pier 400 Phase 1 Terminal & Transportation Corridor Program

2003

CELSOC
Engineering Excellence Golden State Award
Pier 400 Container Terminal

2003

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Facilities Engineer Awards - Large Project Category
World Cruise Center Renovation Project

2003

Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)
Distinguished Project Award
Pier 400 - Phase I

2002

International Navigation Association
John M. “Jack” Nichol Marina Design Award
Cabrillo Marina

2002

National Electrical Contractors Association
Excellence Awards Winner
World Cruise Center

2002

LA County 100 Top Construction Projects
Pier 400 Wharf - Phase 2

2002

Electrical Award of Excellence Distinguished Project
Pier 400 Backland - Phase 1

2002

APWA Southern California Chapter
Project of the Year
Pier 400 - Phase 1

2002

Harbor Associates of Industry and Commerce
Certificate of Excellence
Pier 400

1999

California Geotechnical Engineers
Outstanding Project Award
Pier 400 Landfill Project

1998

APWA Southern California Chapter
Project of the Year Award
LA Export Terminal

1998

CELSOC
Engineering Excellence Merit Award
Terminal Island Container Facility

1997

California Geotechnical Engineers
Outstanding Project Award
Pier 300 Backlands

1997

California Geotechnical Engineers
Outstanding Project Award
Batiquitos Lagoon Enhancement Project

1997

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Public Agency Partner of the Year

1996

Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)
Distinguished Project Award
Berths 302-305 Backland Improvements and On-Dock Rail Interchange Station

1996

California Geotechnical Engineers
Outstanding Project Award
Pier 400 - Phase 1 Buildings & Gate Facilities

1991

California Geotechnical Engineers
Outstanding Project Award
POLA Berths 212-215 Terminal Island

1991

City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission
Quality and Productivity Award
Vacuum Assisted Soil Consolidation for Soft Soil Landfills

1990

City of Los Angeles Award of Excellence
POLA Engineering for design of Fire Station 112

1990

AAAE’s California Legislature Assembly
Support Organization of the Year Award

1989

City of Los Angeles
Award of Design Excellence
L.A. Fire Department Fire Station 111

1986

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)
Award for Engineering Excellence
APL Container Terminal

Environment

2012 Lloyd's List Global Award
Environment Category
Port of Los Angeles' green initiatives and leadership efforts
2012 Containerisation International
Environmental Campaign of the Year
International Association of Ports and Harbors' World Ports Climate Initiative
2012 United States Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Leadership Award
Supply Chain Leadership
2012 Blue Frontier Campaign
Peter Benchley Ocean Award for “Excellence in Solutions”
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D, 2012 recipient
2011 U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Gold LEED™ Certification
Los Angeles Port Police Headquarters Building
2006-2009

California Climate Action Registry
Climate Action Leader
GHG Emissions Reductions

2010

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Honorable Mention, Environmental Management Category
Water Resources Action Plan (WRAP)
(jointly awarded to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach)

2010

Western Dredging Association (WEDA)
Third Place Best Paper Award
"Cabrillo Way Marina Dredging, Port of Los Angeles, California, USA: Part 1 - Sediment Plume Monitoring."

2010

Association of Environmental Professionals
2010 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document
Wilmington Waterfront Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

2009

United States Environmental Protection Agency
2009 Environmental Justice Achievement Award
Clean Truck Program

2009

Association of Environmental Professionals
2009 Award for Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document
San Pedro Waterfront Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS)

2008

United States Environmental Protection Agency
2007 Clean Air Excellence Award
Regulatory/Policy Innovations Category: Clean Air Action Plan
(jointly awarded to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach)

2007

International Organization for Standardization
ISO 14001:2004 Certification
Environmental Management System (EMS)

2007

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Environmental Management Award: Clean Air Action Plan
(jointly awarded to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach)

2007

CALSTART
Charles R. Imbrecht Blue Sky Innovation Award
Clean Air Action Plan

2007

Environment Now
Top Achievement in 2006
Clean Air Action Plan

2007

City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission
Quality and Productivity Award
Clean Air Action Plan

2007

Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC)
Environmental Leadership Award

2006

Coalition for Clean Air
Greening Award

2006

Breathe California of Los Angeles County
Air Quality Improvement Award
Clean Air Action Plan

2006

United States Environmental Protection Agency
2005 Clean Air Excellence Award
Clean Air Technology Category: Alternative Maritime Power

2006

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Environmental Achievement Award

2006

Emergency Management System (EMS) Graduation

2006

City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission
Quality and Productivity Award
Alternative Maritime Power™ (AMP™) Program

Information Technology

2010 ESRI
Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GeoPOLA Project
2010

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Information Technology Award: Achieving A Common Operating Picture With An Integrated Enterprise Geographic Information System
GeoPOLA Project

Maritime/Port/Terminal

2009

California Transportation Foundation
2009 "TRANNY" Award
Organization of the Year
Clean Truck Program, ICF

2003

Dream World Cruise Destinations Magazine
Most Improved Terminal Facility
World Cruise Center