The Mid-Pacific Gateway region encompasses a portion of the Southwestern United States and the mid-pacific to include the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands as well as for reporting purposes, commercial activity on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
This region includes 15 port authorities with 23 commercial deepwater and river ports and all the waterways, intermodal connections and corridors in the states of California and Hawaii and the U.S. Territory of Guam, and water transportation/maritime supply chain issues in the states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
The Gateway Director helps to develop projects in the region that promote overall economic growth, mitigate highway and port congestion, environmental compliance, and support both large and small American shipbuilding companies. The Director also engages on federal maritime emergency preparedness issues in the region.
The Director serves as an expert on all regional and local maritime issues to include bulk cargoes and disaster response/recovery, port infrastructure development, marine highways, and strategic seaports. In addition to coordinating with the private sector, the Director also serves as the Agency liaison to regional Federal, state and local government agencies.