On Thursday, Jan. 19, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka gave his 2023 State of the Port speech to a live audience with more than 500 in attendance at the Los Angeles World Cruise Center. The annual event was presented by the Port of Los Angeles and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. He announced cargo volumes of nearly 10 million TEUs for 2022, the second highest in the Port’s 115-year history. The achievement marks the 23rd consecutive year the Port of Los Angeles has been ranked the busiest container port in the nation. Seroka outlined priorities for 2023, pledging to focus on economic growth and job creation, improving the quality of life for surrounding Port communities, and furthering sustainable, zero-emission business operations.