For the past 18 years, Sacramento has welcomed our diverse group of maritime transportation policymakers, industry leaders, academic researchers and community representatives.

The California Maritime Leadership Symposium is the premier conference focused on all modes of California’s maritime transportation system – ports, vessels, highways, warehousing, and rail – and the intricacies, challenges and realities of maintaining and growing a viable, healthy, green, and dynamic maritime economy in the 21st century.

Underwritten and managed by the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) and sponsored by a broad-based coalition of the maritime and intermodal transportation industry, the CMLS offers an unequaled forum for the sharing of views and the education of legislative decision makers and policy implementers.



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