MARAD Town Hall: Ports and the Maritime Industry: Looking to the Future

Gus Hein Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region /U.S. Maritime Administration
Frank Colonna Commissioner, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners /Port of Long Beach
Kristin Decas Chief Executive Officer /Port of Hueneme
Larry Oetker Executive Director /Port of Humboldt Bay
Michael LaFleur Vice President, Maritime Services /Port of San Diego

The US Department of Transportation is dedicated to helping build America’s economy and infrastructure back better. In doing so, the Department is focusing on Safety, Economic Strength & Modernization, Equity, Climate & Sustainability, Transformation, and Organizational Excellence to get the job done. With that in mind, and as we look at a post-pandemic environment, what does the future look like for ports in the maritime industry? This includes topics such as maritime operations, the maritime supply chain, and land and portside infrastructure needs, including equipment.  Moderated by MARAD, this panel will have an open discussion about the future of ports and the maritime industry and engage in a question and answer period with attendees.