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LONG BEACH, Apr 18 (FAM) – Former Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairman, and current commissioner, Mario Cordero is to head the Port of Long Beach, SeaTrade said.

Codero will be leaving the FMC in May to take up the post of the Port of Long Beach after its Board of Harbor Commissioners voted on Friday to hire him to run the US West Coast port.

Democrat Cordero was replaced as chairman of the FMC by US President Donald Trump in January with Republican Michael Khouri coming in as acting chairman. Codero’s term as a commissioner was set to expire in 2019.

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