Walker remarked, “It is an honor to welcome both The Port of LA and Marine Exchange of Southern California as members of NAMEPA and expanding our US West Coast presence. This demonstrates their commitment to protecting the marine environment, and as champions who share similar values and goals to Save Our Seas. Their support for our mission helps our efforts to promote best practices.”
The Port of LA is a global model for sustainability; the Marine Exchange of SoCal is dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce in the region.
The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and leading gateway for international trade in the Western Hemisphere. It has ranked as the number one container port in the United States each year since 2000. A major economic driver at the local, regional, and national levels, the Port of Los Angeles is a key generator of jobs, commerce and tourism in Southern California. One in nine jobs in the greater Los Angeles region is now connected to the San Pedro Bay Port Complex—which includes the Port of Los Angeles and its neighboring Port of Long Beach (a separate entity and department of the City of Long Beach).
The Marine Exchange of Southern California, in partnership with Federal / U.S. Coast Guard, State, and Local government agencies, is the leading provider of vessel traffic and maritime information related services in Southern California. The Marine Exchange is a private, nonprofit 501c(6) organization that works continuously to anticipate and fully meet the maritime information needs, communications needs, and vessel traffic requirements necessary to promote a safe, secure, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound maritime transportation system. .
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information, visit www.namepa.net
Media contact: Carleen Lyden Walker firstname.lastname@example.org +203 255 4686
Photo: Kip Louttit, Marine Exchange of Southern California