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POLB’s Slangerup Named to Commerce Committee

[ May 4, 2016   //   ]

Port of Long Beach (POLB) Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup has been named by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to the Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC).

Slangerup, along with 10 other industry executives representing the various segments of the supply chain, were appointed to the 45-member ACSCC. The Committee proposes solutions to the Obama administration related to freight, transportation and logistics issues, working with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Transportation, and various other government agencies related to goods movement.

The latest appointees also include Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, who has teamed with Slangerup to address supply chain issues related to trans-Pacific trade to the U.S. Slangerup and Seroka have spearheaded a supply chain optimization initiative focused on improving shipping velocity and reliability.