Port Development

Focus Areas > Maritime Affairs > Port Development

California has the strongest ocean economy in the nation. Its urban ports and harbors—primarily the twin Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles—are a central component of the region's economy and continue to accommodate the demand for goods and expanding international trade. The impact of port growth affects air quality, water quality, transportation and thus the area's population through both increased traffic and pollution. However, USC Sea Grant's long-standing relationships with the ports and related industries make it ideally suited to provide information, tools and techniques to support working waterfronts, responsible energy development, and environmentally sustainable solutions to economic needs. 

Outreach Projects
Lecture and Education Material
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2010, September). Green Ports. Special lecture presented to Department of Shipping and Logistics Management, Graduate School of Global Human Resource Development, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2010, September). Green Ports. Special lecture presented to the College of Maritime Science and Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. 
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2009). Coastal Resilience: The Seaport Component and NOAA. Paper presented at the 2009 National Harbor Safety Committees Meeting, Tampa, Florida.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2008, December). Changes in U.S. Politics: Impacts on the Shipping Industry. Paper presented at 2008 International Seminar on Port and Shipping, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2008, August). The Working Waterfront and Offshore Aquaculture in Southern California. Paper presented at the Aquarium of the Pacific Forum: "Sustainable Offshore Marine Aquaculture: An Opportunity for California—Environmentally & Economically?" Long Beach, California.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2007, July). Introducing the Public to Marine Commerce: Effective Urban Waterfronts. Paper presented at the Coastal Zone 07 Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2007, July). Balancing Port Industrial Growth and Environmental Protection: An International Challenge. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Korea Port Economic Association, Kunsan City, Korea.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006, December). Pacific Port Growth and Management Issues for the 21st Century. Paper presented at the conference, Trade Development in Northeast Asia and the Role of the Pyeongtaek/Dangjin Port as a Sea Gateway of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006, December). Maritime Air Quality and Security as Influences on Port Management in Northeast Asia. Paper presented at the conference, The Cooperation of International Trade and Logistics in Northeast Asia, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006, December). Managing Air Quality at the Docks: Challenges for Pacific Shipping. Paper presented at the Institute for Traffic and Transportation, National Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006, December). Critical Themes for Goods Movement in the Pacific Rim: Air Quality and Security. Paper presented at the Department of Logistics and Shipping Management, Kainan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. 
Related Research
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006). Port Governance and Privatization in the United States: Public Ownership and Private Operation. In M. Brooks and K. Cullinane (Eds.), Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance. New York: Elsevier.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2006). Survey and Evaluation of the Port Community Advisory Committee, Port of Los Angeles, California (USC Sea Grant Technical Report, USCSG-TR-04-2006). Los Angeles: USC Sea Grant Program.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2005, July). A Place at the Table: Port Plans and Coastal Management. Coastal Zone 05, New Orleans, LA.
  • Fawcett, J.A. (2005, April). Harbor Safety in the 21st Century: The Influence of Short Sea Shipping. National Harbor Safety Committee Conference, Long Beach, CA. 


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