Al Moro, P.E., is the Chief Harbor Engineer and Assistant Managing Director of Engineering for the Port of Long Beach, California. The former Assistant Chief Harbor Engineer was appointed to the post by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in June 2007.
As Assistant Managing Director of Engineering, Mr. Moro serves as the Chief Harbor Engineer, overseeing all administrative and technical activities for the Port’s three Engineering Divisions: Design, Program Management and Construction Management. The three divisions, comprised of 125 engineers, surveyors, technicians and support staff, are responsible for a Capital Improvement Program averaging $250 million annually.
Mr. Moro, who reports to Doug Thiessen, Managing Director of Engineering, has more than 35 years experience as a professional engineer. He joined the Port in 1997 as a Senior Civil Engineer, was promoted the same year to manage the Program Management Section, and then was promoted to Assistant Chief Harbor Engineer in March 2001. He had served as Acting Chief Harbor Engineer since Thiessen was promoted to his current post in March 2007.
Al Moro is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association of Port Authorities Facilities Engineering Committee and the Western Dredging Association.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from UCLA and an MBA from Cal State Los Angeles.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a trail blazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. Each year, trade valued at more than $140 billion moves through the Port of Long Beach, supporting more than 316,000 Southern California jobs. And with a Green Port Policy guiding all efforts, the Port is a catalyst for innovative programs to protect the environment.