Marine Exchange of Southern California

Marine Exchange of Southern California

Welcome to the

Marine Exchange of Southern California

 

The Marine Exchange of Southern California is a ninety plus year old, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce throughout the region. Our records of ship arrivals and departures go back to 1923 in a string broken only by WW II. Since then, we have evolved into the Maritime Information Center for the Los Angeles - Long Beach Port Complex.

We provide extensive reports of ship activities for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as Port Hueneme to the north and San Diego to the south. Check our REPORTS section to find a variety of ship information reports on schedules, arrival times, locations, etc., tailored to suit your needs. We also are partners with the United States Coast Guard in running the only public-private partnership VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE in the United States. Our VTS section will provide operating rules, important notices, user fees and, for those authorized, a real time picture of our vessel traffic situation. The Marine Exchange acts as the Secretariat for our local Harbor Safety Committee. You'll be able to find the latest HARBOR SAFETY PLAN for the Port Complex, as well as tug Bollard Pull information and recent safety notices by looking here. Check out our services tab for important elements of information about our Ports. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email us:  info@mxsocal.org. As the de facto ship operations center for Southern California, our goal is to provide the most up to date information available. We strive to keep you, our customers informed. We are open to suggestions on how we may improve our operation. Reach us HERE.

The Marine Exchange maintains a continuous 24-hour service, and utilizes a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, computerized database system to provide vital statistics and information on ships calling at the four major ports in Southern California: Port Hueneme, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego; and the marine oil terminal at El Segundo.  

Marine Exchange Reports

The Marine Exchange of Southern California publishes a number of reports.  You may purchase these reports in two ways:

1.    By credit card online. Below we offer samples of our Online Reports. To access/purchase Online Reports you must REGISTER with a login and password.

 

2.    By invoiced subscription with our Maritime Information Specialists, email clerk2@mxsocal.org. See the FEES PAGE for a list of reports and rates,

       and our BROCHURE for other services offered. Discounts are available for quarterly, semi-annual and annual subscriptions.

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$35.00

Per Month (30 Days)...........................$120.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$32.50

Per Month (30 Days)...........................$105.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$30.00

Per Month (30 Days)............................$95.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$30.00

Per Month (30 Days)............................$95.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$25.00

Per Month (30 Days)............................$75.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$32.50

Per Month (30 Days)...........................$105.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$20.00

Per Month (30 Days)............................$65.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$30.00

Per Month (30 Days)............................$95.00

Per Day .............................................$10.00

Per Week ...........................................$25.50

Per Month (30 Days)............................$65.00

The Marine Exchange provides a variety of other services including preparation of custom reports,

rentals of cell phones and our conference room, advertising on our web site,

and selling Port Handbooks which are updated yearly.  Contact us for pricing!

A HISTORY OF THE MARINE EXCHANGE

When the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were established in the early 1900’s, W.H. Wickersham, an enterprising steamship agent and customs house broker, formed the Marine Exchange and Sailing Club of the Port of Los Angeles.  He hired professional “lookouts” to monitor vessel movement throughout the ports from the newly built Warehouse 1 in the Outer Harbor.  That information was sold to the maritime industry and replaced the old system of “runners” which were employed by each individual ship.  By 1923, Wickersham’s venture was popular but losing money and he was ready to shut it down.  The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the value of the professional lookout service and took over Wickersham’s operation as the Marine Exchange of Los Angeles.

 

 In the early years, ships were detected using binoculars, communication was conducted via megaphone, signal flags and flashing light, and information was compiled on chalkboards and 3”x5” cards.  Except during World War II when the U.S. Coast Guard was in charge of port operations (1942-1945), the Marine Exchange has operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.  It has kept a detailed record of every vessel arrival, departure, and shifts around the harbors from 1923 to the present.

 

MEET MARINE EXCHANGE THE TEAM!

Marine Exchange has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

Capt. J. Kipling (Kip) Louttit (USCG-Ret.)

Reid Crispino

(QMCS, USCG-Ret.)

Steven B. Chesser

(LCDR, USN-Ret.)

Laurie Williamson

Debbie Chavez

Scott Peterson

(QMC (SS), USN-Ret.)

Executive

Director

310.519.3127

Fax: 310.832.2551

klouttit@mxsocal.org

General

Manager

310.732.0676

Fax: 310.732.0645

rjc@mxsocal.org

Office and External

Relations Manager

310.519.3134

 

schesser@mxsocal.org

Accounting

Services Manager

310.519.3128

Fax: 310.241.0300

lwilliamson@mxsocal.org

Maritime

Information Manager

310.519.3125

 

dchavez@mxsocal.org

Operations

/Training Manager

310.732.5041

 

speterson@mxsocal.org

BEHIND THE SCENES

Accounting Services

GENERAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES INFORMATION

Fax:310.832.7238

 

Laurie Williamson

Accounting Services Manager • 310.519.3128 • lwilliamson@mxsocal.org

Cheri Apodaca

Accounting Services Assistant • 310.241.0301 • capodaca@mxsocal.org

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)

GENERAL VTS INFORMATION

vtis-sup@mxsocal.org

24 Hour Number: 310.832.6411

Fax:310.832.7238

 

Scott Peterson (QMC (SS), USN-Ret.)

Operations/Training Manager • 310.732.5041 • speterson@mxsocal.org

 

OSC John Babson, USCG

Coast Guard Director, VTS •ᅠ 310.732.1804

Maritime Information Service

GENERAL MARITIME INFORMATION

clerk2@mxsocal.org

Fax: 310.833.9735

 

 

Debbie Chavez

Maritime Information Manager

310.519.3125

dchavez@mxsocal.org

 

Porscha Abrons

Assistant Maritime Information Manager

310.519.3123

pabrons@mxsocal.org

 

Patty Tlascuapan

Maritime Information Specialist

310.519.3124

ptlascuapan@mxsocal.org

 

Richard Palmer

Maritime Information Specialist

310.519.3135

rpalmer@mxsocal.org

 

Carla Sarozek

Maritime Information Specialist

310.732.0624

csarozek@mxsocal.org

VTS Supervisors

Dan Larson (QMC, USCG-Ret.)

Mike Conner (QM2, USCG-Ret.)

Mitchell Reiter

Randy Young (BM1, USCG-Ret.)

OS2 Jon Adams, USCGR

Patrick Baranic

Vessel Traffic Specialists:

Dave Katz

Hector Gallardo

Chie Morimoto

OS1 Maxwell Stuckey, USCG

OS1 Nick Theriault, USCG

OS1 Juan Ortegon, USCG

OS2 Nick Leon, USCG

OS2 Vincent Williams, USCG

OS3 Katie Matha, USCG

2016 Marine Exchange of Southern California Board of Directors

CONTACT US

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

ADDRESS:

3601 S. Gaffey St., Bldg. 803,

P.O. Box 1949, San Pedro, CA  90733

 

PHONE: 310-519-3134

FAX: 310-241-0300

AFTER HOURS: 310-832-6411

 

GENERAL EMAIL: info@mxsocal.org

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