Bill Mongelluzzo

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Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Based in Long Beach, California, Bill Mongelluzzo is the JOC’s senior editor covering the West Coast. He is responsible for coverage of the trans-Pacific trades, West Coast labor issues, harbor trucking, West Coast ports, and marine terminal productivity for, The Journal of Commerce magazine, and JOC Events, and chairs the annual Port Performance North America Conference. Mongelluzzo joined The Journal of Commerce in 1980 as a New Orleans correspondent. He moved to Long Beach in 1985 and opened the Los Angeles-Long Beach bureau. He served as maritime editor of The Journal of Commerce in New York in 1992-1993, before returning to Southern California. Mongelluzzo began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s in history from the University of New Orleans.

SESSIONS WITH Bill Mongelluzzo

Thursday, 24 June

  • 02:25pm - 02:55pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 12:25 pm - 24/jun/2021 12:55 pm

    Risk and Resilience

    Effective Port Authority Leadership in Times of Crisis


    At the height of the pandemic outbreak in March 2020, the Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti decided to appoint the Port's Executive Director as Chief Logistics Officer for the City. Since then the port has had to deal with providing emergency supplies to the State of California and beyond, prioritising cargo, coping with truck and internal haulage shortages, labor shortages and overwhelming increases in import demand resulting in record congestion in and around the city's container terminals. What constitutes effective leadership in time of crisis for ports? In this exclusive interview with Gene Seroka, get a personal view on what it takes to deal with the pressures of being in the hotseat.