Marketing and Customer Relations


Cargo and Industrial Real Estate

Marisa L. Katnich, Director of Cargo and Industrial Real Estate

The Cargo and Industrial Real Estate Division oversees all Harbor Department buildings and properties, generates revenue from tenant occupancies, administers lease agreements, prepares analyses of proposed land uses, and prepares and administers programs related to land acquisitions, such as sales and fee adjustments. The division also includes Wharfinger staff, who monitor all waterborne activities occurring within Port areas and serve as a primary contact for the operational needs of customers.

Contact Cargo and Industrial Real Estate: (310) 732-3860

Cargo Marketing

Eric Caris, Director of Cargo Marketing

Cargo Marketing Division is responsible for developing new business, retaining current business and responding to customer’s needs by providing superior customer service. This division serves as the link to the customer and is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining their satisfaction. Local Port staff expertise combined with a representative office in Taiwan, the division communicates directly with beneficial cargo owners, shipping lines, cruise lines and terminal operators to grow business, gain market intelligence and facilitate the movement of cargo.

Contact Cargo Marketing: (310) 732-3840

Environmental Management

Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management

Environmental Management Division assesses environmental impacts of development projects and determines appropriate mitigation measure as appropriate. Divisional duties include the preparation and distribution of any environmental documentation mandated by state and federal law; special studies involving dredging, noise abatement, water quality and air quality; contamination characterizations; wildlife management; and establishment of policies regarding environmental quality issues.

Contact Environmental Management: (310) 732-3675

Planning and Strategy

Michael Keenan, Director of Planning and Strategy

Planning and Strategy Division prepares and maintains a long-range Port Master Plan which guides the future development of the Port consistent with the provisions of the California Coastal Act. In addition, this division provides economic studies of proposed operational and facilities development as well as research projects including statistical analysis based on cargo trends and market projections. The division is also responsible for developing and managing economic development initiatives, strategies, and programs with the Port that are consistent with the City’s overall program for creating employment opportunities within the international trade and goods movement sectors of the economy, both City-wide and in the local harbor community.

Contact Planning and Strategy: (310) 732-3850

Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate

Michael J. Galvin, Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate

Includes the Port's retail and commercial space, marinas, and the LA Waterfront, a series of waterfront development and community enhancement projects blanketing more than 400 acres of existing Port of Los Angeles property in both San Pedro and Wilmington.

Contact Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate: (310) 732-3860