Kerry Cartwright

Director of Goods Movement
Port of Los Angeles

Kerry Cartwright is the Director of Goods Movement at the Port of Los Angeles.  Prior to being hired in this position in 2007, he was the Director of Transportation Planning at the Port of Long Beach for over 10 years.  His duties and responsibilities include: the planning and conceptual design of landside access improvements, regional transportation planning, funding, and transportation policy.  He has over 30 years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning, and is a registered Traffic Engineer in the State of California and a registered Professional Engineer in Canada.  He serves on numerous regional, statewide, and federal transportation/goods movement technical and policy committees.  He currently is a member of the State of California’s Freight Advisory Committee and is on the board of directors for the “Coalition of America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors” (CAGTC).  He has been involved with CAGTC since its inception.  He also serves on freight policy committees for both the American Association of Port Authorities and California Association of Port Authorities.  He is also on the Institute of Transportation Engineers Goods Movement Council, and previously was vice-chair.

He is a past recipient of the Southern California Association of Governments’ “Regional Champion Award.”  He is also an instructor for the Global Logistics Specialist® program at California State University, Long Beach.  Kerry obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.  He has also obtained Global Logistics Specialist® certification at California State University, Long Beach.  He is former Harbor and Planning Commissioner for the City of Redondo Beach.