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  • February 26 – March 1, 2023 | Long Beach Convention Center
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Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Port of Long Beach

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Noel Hacegaba is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration and operations of the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest seaport. Previously, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and successfully managed the Port’s commercial operations during a period of significant industry realignment, setting the path for record cargo volumes in 2017 and 2018. In recent years, he has led the Port’s response to the supply chain crisis and also leads various high-profile initiatives, including the Supply Chain Information Highway.

Dr. Hacegaba has more than 25 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 (BA and MA), business administration (BS) and planning (MPL). He also earned his doctorate degree in public administration from the University of La Verne.

He 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 immediate past Chairman of the Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Professional Development Board for the American Association of Port Authorities.

Sessions With Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Tuesday, 28 February

  • 04:45pm - 05:30pm (PST) / 01/mar/2023 12:45 am - 01/mar/2023 01:30 am

    California Drayage in Crisis: How Severely will AB5 and CARB Limit Capacity?

    How dire is California’s drayage capacity situation? “Gasoline has been poured on the fire that is our ongoing supply chain crisis,” the California Trucking Association said when the US Supreme Court on June 30 declined to hear an appeal challenging AB5, clearing the way for full implementation of California’s “gig worker” law and its direct impact on 70,000 owner-operators serving the state’s ports. The ruling set in motion a wholesale restructuring of the drayage sector that is still playing out. If that wasn’t enough, California harbor truckers are warning of an almost 30 percent drop in truck capacity at the state’s container ports as of Jan. 1, when a state air quality mandate takes effect that allows only 2010-or-newer model-year trucks to serve marine terminals. The Harbor Trucking Association said about 28 percent of the approximately 20,000 trucks in the Los Angeles-Long Beach drayage truck registry will be older than the 2010 model year and thus disqualified from operating at the ports. This session will dive into where this situation is headed in 2023 and beyond.