Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Port of Long Beach

Deputy Executive Director/COO

Dr. Noel Hacegaba is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration and operations of the Port of Long Beach. Previously, he served as the Port’s chief commercial officer and successfully managed the Port’s commercial operations during a period of significant industry realignment and led the recovery of its largest terminal following the biggest bankruptcy in shipping line industry history. Currently, he is leading the Port’s response to the supply chain crisis. Dr. Hacegaba has more than 24 years of public and private sector experience spanning a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Port, he managed $200 million in contracts for a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned degrees in economics, business administration, and urban planning. He also earned his Ph.d. in public administration from the University of La Verne. Dr. Hacegaba currently serves on the boards of various industry and non-profit organizations, including the Marine Exchange of Southern California and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), where he serves as chairman of the board.

Sessions With Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Monday, 28 February

  • 04:35pm - 05:20pm (EST) / 01/mar/2022 12:35 am - 01/mar/2022 01:20 am

    Examining How Public Data Initiatives Can Unravel Supply Chain Snarls

    The movement of goods can be defined as private sector parties engaging in commercial activity using public sector infrastructure. That makes it an inherently complex problem to determine the role private and public sectors play in collecting, cleansing, and providing data to the broader industry. Two recent developments provide a snapshot of the complexity and opportunity in the public sector taking a direct interest in supply chain data. The US Federal Maritime Commission is in the midst of a fact-finding initiative to understand how data could be used to increase the flow of goods into and out of North America, leading up to a summit it will hold in late spring. Separately, the Port of Long Beach in late December announced the launch of a platform to collect and provide data to assist shippers. Both initiatives are driven by the desire to provide a data-hungry industry with better and more real-time information about freight infrastructure. But both also are being launched into an environment in which other platforms, both public and private, exist. This session will look at the overall goal of public supply chain data initiatives, how they fit with one another, and what role the private sector can play as both providers and consumers of data from such initiatives.