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Mario Cordero appointed to run port of Long Beach

Mario Cordero appointed to run port of Long Beach

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Mario Cordero, a former Long Beach harbour commissioner and ex-head of the Federal Maritime Commission, has been tapped to run the port of Long Beach, the US’s second busiest container port.

Cordero will replace interim director Duane Kenagy next month.

“I am so pleased to be coming back home to the Port of Long Beach during this time of dramatic change in the maritime industry,” said Cordero

“The broad perspective I gained at the national level, along with my many years of service as a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner and my love for the community of Long Beach, will allow me to hit the ground running,” Cordero said.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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