Christopher Chase

Assistant Director of Marketing
Port of Los Angeles


As Assistant Director of Marketing at the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in North America, Christopher Chase focuses on the container industry, the cruise industry, supply chain enhancement and optimization, and maintaining relationships with beneficial cargo owners and railroads.

Working cooperatively with cruise lines, travel agents, and local organizations, Chase promotes the Port of Los Angeles and LA Waterfront as a source for cruise and recreation. From the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, cruise passengers travel to West Coast destinations including Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska.

In 2017, Chase teamed up with GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company, to manage the Port’s participation in the Port Optimizer™ program, a first-of-its-kind information portal designed to digitize maritime shipping data for cargo owners and supply chain stakeholders through secure, channeled access. Port Optimizer enhances supply chain performance through real-time, data-driven insights in a single portal.

Chase joined the Port in April 2001 as a marketing consultant. Previously, he spent six years as an account executive with Hanjin Shipping Company, where he managed import and export container business in the Asia/Europe sales territories.

Chase holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University in Massachusetts.