Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz recently was elected president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).
She will serve as the 29th president at the association, which was founded more than 55 years ago. Her two-year term expires in May 2013.
IAPH’s near-term priorities include working with ports to adopt an Environmental Ship Index that includes best practices for reducing greenhouse gases and curbing emissions from vessels and port-related operations, and developing international guidelines for fueling ships with liquefied natural gas.
“Knatz is a dynamic leader with the skill, drive and experience to guide this organization and its members as they collaborate on key trade and environmental policy issues,” said IAPH Secretary General Susumu Naruse in a prepared statement. “We look forward to the role she will play in promoting an organization that facilitates dialogue and collaboration between the ports and harbors that drive our world economy.”
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