Port of Long Beach appoints new Port Security Director

Port of Long Beach appoints new Port Security Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the nomination of U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Ryan Manning to command the Security Division at the nation’s second busiest seaport.

Manning, the current Captain of the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Commander of Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, will join the Port of Long Beach after retiring at the end of March.

He currently oversees a team of 550 active-duty, reserve, and civilian people, as well as a 750-member voluntary auxiliary workforce.

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Manning was formerly the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Activities Europe, which is based in Brunssum, the Netherlands. Throughout this role, he oversaw US Coast Guard vessel inspections and port security evaluations throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

According to the Port of Long Beach, Manning obtained his commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994 and has worked in a number of port safety and security roles throughout his career.

This month, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the appointment of Directors for the Port of Long Beach’s Program Management Division and the newly created Central Procurement Services Division.

Additionally, the Port of Long Beach has laid the groundwork for a sustainable future by upgrading rail infrastructure and improving air quality.

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