Port of Long Beach director recognized for service

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Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke last week received the Marjorie M. Shostak Distinguished Service Award from the Foreign Trade Association at its annual World Trade Week Luncheon in downtown Los Angeles for “his leadership in the international trade industry and his accomplishments as chief of one of the largest seaports in the world.”

Under Steinke’s leadership, the Port of Long Beach greatly increased cargo volume and became a world leader in sustainable seaport operations. Steinke, who was named the port’s executive director in 1997, recently announced his retirement effective later this year. “It is with great honor I receive this award,” Steinke says. “And I thank the association for all the work that they do.”