Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission, an agency responsible for regulating the nation’s international ocean transportation.
Cordero, who has served since 2003 on the Board of Harbor Commissioners, which governs the Port of Long Beach, was appointed to the new position by President Barack Obama last year and confirmed by the Senate on April 14.
“I am very honored for the support by President Obama and the Senate,” said Cordero. “With my experience with the Port of Long Beach—one of the world’s premier seaports and a leading environmental steward—I can bring a unique and valuable perspective to the Federal Maritime Commission.”
Cordero is expected to be sworn into his new post in the next several weeks.