Port Executive Director Seroka to announce year-end cargo numbers, outline strategic priorities for 2022

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2022 –  The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and Port of Los Angeles will  hold the seventh annual "State of the Port" event at noon on Thursday, Jan. 20.  The event features Port Executive Director Gene Seroka, who will provide year-end cargo numbers, as well as an overview of key Port initiatives, priorities and plans for the future.
Held virtually this year due to COVID protocols, the event is free but requires advanced registration to attend. Interested individuals can register to secure a link to the online event.
Sponsorships are also still available through the PMSA, with all proceeds going to support two local nonprofit organizations, EXP and the International Seafarers Center of LA/LB.  EXP provides youth maritime education programs to thousands of local area high school students every year. The Seafarers Center provides a host of services to seafarers arriving daily at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Since 2016, the annual State of the Port of Los Angeles event has raised more than $140,000 in event proceeds for these two nonprofit organizations.
This year’s State of the Port platinum sponsor is Princess Cruises®, which has been sailing from the LA Waterfront since 1965.  Silver sponsors include APM Terminals, Yusen Terminals, Inc., ACT Expo, FlexiVan, Fenix Marine Services, Ports America, TraPac, Pacific Maritime Association, Watson Land Company, Everport Terminal Services, Wabtec, Flynn Delich & Wise, Toyota, Gladstein Neandross & Associates, TRAC  DCLI, BNSF, Union Pacific, Pacific Drayage Services, and Harbor Industrial. Bronze sponsors include Mitsubishi Cement, Pacific Harbor Line, and Majestic Realty.
For questions and sponsorship information, contact Jessica Alvarenga at 562-241‑0433 or
PMSA is an independent, not-for-profit trade association that focuses on advocating on behalf of marine terminal operators, ocean-going vessels, and maritime industry stakeholders doing business at U.S. West Coast ports.
North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $259 billion in trade during 2020. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs across the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The Port of Los Angeles has remained open with all terminals operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.