Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero was appointed by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to serve on the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, the port announced Tuesday.
The committee includes leaders of commercial transportation firms, trade associations, public entities, labor organizations, academia and environmental organizations, according to the port. The committee advises the transportation secretary on actions to improve the U.S. supply chain.
“I thank Secretary Pete Buttigieg for this honor at such a pivotal time for international trade, and as we make significant investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” Cordero said. “I am grateful to serve with other esteemed leaders and work to improve all areas of the maritime supply chain through investments in infrastructure and innovative technology.”
Cordero became the executive director of the Port of Long Beach — the nation’s second busiest port, after the Port of Los Angeles — in 2017. From 2011 to 2017, he served on the Federal Maritime Commission, which he was chairman for from April 2013 to January 2017.
“Mario’s expertise and knowledge make him an excellent choice to advise on issues surrounding the supply chain and maritime industry,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal.