Principles & Values

Core Principles

Core Purpose:       
To ensure a healthy economic and environmental future supporting green growth for the San Pedro Bay Ports.
To realize the modernization of the Southern California Ports in order to maintain their competitiveness through the successful completion of their development programs allowing for the economically viable and environmentally sustainable growth of the Ports.
FuturePorts is dedicated to ensuring a balanced course that meets Southern California’s economic, environmental and social goals through the green growth of its Ports and will:

  • Serve as a regional voice for our members at local, state and federal regulatory and legislative agencies on issues affecting the San Pedro Bay and Hueneme port complexes and its industry providers; monitor and report on these agency actions.
  • Participate in agency planning programs and decision-making.
  • Formulate policy positions on planning and regulatory issues affecting the ports and shipping supply chain.
  • Establish pro-active approaches to environmental issues by promoting port and industry stewardship and emphasizing the importance of balanced, reasonable and cost-feasible strategies.
  • Establish pro-active approaches to promoting economic benefits of ports and goods movement, such as the number and types of jobs created throughout the State.
  • Identify local and regional solutions to eliminate traffic congestion bottlenecks and achieve much-needed air quality improvements.
  • Identify critical construction projects and develop strategies for eliminating or reducing delays in project funding, environmental permitting and construction.
  • Increase public awareness and knowledge about the value of the ports and related industry services for the community at large.

We must meet the ports' environmental challenges. But to do this, it is essential that we build needed marine and landside shipping facilities and improve our transportation corridors. Without these improvements, congestion and air quality will only worsen. Inaction or delay is not an option.  In order to green the ports, we must grow them.

Core Values

Quality of Life

  • Strong economy, competitiveness, jobs
  • Public health and safety
  • High quality environment


  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Innovative solutions


  • Incorporate multiple perspectives
  • Scientific approach
  • Objective evaluation


  1. Support successful completion/approval of strategic POLA/POLB Environmental Impact Reports
  2. Ensure the Adoption of Fact-Based and Rational Regulatory Actions
  3. Grow Membership – Be the essential membership organization for those engaged in Southern California Goods Movement
  4. Educate and advocate about the value of Ports and industry “greening” efforts
  5. Ensure that FuturePorts has the financial and staffing resources to deliver on its goals