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Hankla Addresses Global Conference on Ports

Long Beach officials attend Stockholm summit June 23-26

June 24, 2008

Long Beach Harbor Commission President-elect James C. Hankla discussed the Port of Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program at the 11th Annual International Conference on Cities and Ports in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 25, 2008. Click here for a copy of his speech.

The conference, from June 23-26, focused on the efforts of ports worldwide to address environmental issues and achieve sustainability while continuing to enhance trade. The Port of Long Beach spread the word of its Green Port Policy and environmental programs at the conference.

Joining Commissioner Hankla in representing the Port of Long Beach were Vice President Mike Walter and Commissioner Doris Topsy-Elvord. Executive Officer to the Board Alex Cherin and Government Affairs Director Samara Ashley also attended.

Hankla was invited to speak at the conference for the "Innovating in the Management of Environment" seminar. He talked about the Port of Long Beach's Clean Trucks Program -- an ambitious effort to replace or retrofit thousands of port trucks by 2012 to achieve a dramatic 80 percent reduction in air pollution.

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