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Since 1975, The Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce (HAIC) has been working on behalf of our members to advocate for legislation and impactful industry policies that will drive forward the businesses of our valued members. Our priorities and initiatives include promoting responsible international commerce that creates economic vitality for the South Bay area, providing further visibility and awareness surrounding the harbor business community, and solidifying the region’s position as a global leader in maritime commerce.

Membership Benefits

At the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC), our mission is to foster growth, progress, and collaboration within the harbor industry. As a member, you will have access to an array of valuable benefits designed to help you excel in your field. Our welcoming community offers a supportive environment for industry professionals to grow and make a difference. Here's an overview of the key membership benefits you'll enjoy:

  1. Impactful networking opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, establish new relationships, and discover potential business partnerships at our events, meetings, and social gatherings.
  2. Active participation on committees: Get involved in shaping the future of the harbor industry by joining one of our committees. Your insights and expertise will help drive innovation and positive change.
  3. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities: Showcase your brand and gain visibility among industry leaders and decision-makers with our exclusive advertising and sponsorship packages.
  4. Access to immediate release of critical information: Stay informed and ahead of the curve with real-time updates on relevant industry news, legislative changes, and other essential information.
  5. “Harbor Voice” newsletter and regular email updates: Keep your finger on the pulse of the harbor industry with our informative "Harbor Voice" newsletter, and receive regular email updates on upcoming events, initiatives, and opportunities.
  6. Powerful partnership in advocacy: Join forces with other industry professionals to advocate for the harbor community's best interests. Together, we can make a significant impact on policy and decision-making at local, state, and federal levels.

We invite you to become a member of the HAIC and experience these benefits firsthand. Let's work together to create a thriving harbor industry that benefits us all.

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Our committees are the driving force behind advancing our industry and promoting collaboration, thought leadership, and teamwork. By joining our committees, you can stay ahead of legislative movements and anticipate industry trends that directly impact your business. We encourage all members to participate and make a difference in the processes that affect your ability to compete.

Read about HAIC Committees 

Marketing & Communications

Our committee is responsible for developing HAIC's marketing and communication vehicles, such as membership brochures, a monthly newsletter, website, media kits, press releases, public service announcements, and position papers. We keep our members informed and engaged to ensure they have all the information they need to succeed. Join us to help us develop effective communications strategies that promote the HAIC and our mission.

 Programs (Including Port Tech Mixers and Workshops)

Our monthly meetings feature prestigious speakers who address issues relevant to the economic health and well-being of the South Bay. We work hard to find a diverse group of speakers who represent a wide range of topics and issues that interest our members. Join us to stay informed, network with other professionals in the industry, and help us identify compelling speakers and topics for our meetings.


This committee works on annual events, as well as special events, that range from fun family outings to gatherings that have an advanced legislative agenda. The committee arranges an annual Harbor Cup Challenge golf tournament, harbor cruises for HAIC members and their friends and family, an annual officers and directors installation dinner, the "Salute to Industry" awards banquet, and the yearly trip to Sacramento to meet with our legislators.


We believe that the strength of any organization lies in its members. We are always looking for companies and individuals who are seeking to make a difference in the processes that affect their ability to compete. If you are such a company or person, we invite you to join us and explore the value we can add as a common voice in the interest of seeing all Harbor area businesses flourish. As a member, you will have access to networking opportunities, professional development, and the chance to make your voice heard on issues affecting your business.

Salute to Industry

Our "Salute to Industry" Award is presented annually to a leading Southern California industrial or commercial enterprise, or individual, for outstanding contributions to the economic well-being of the South Bay area. We also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who has been active in the community and HAIC and its goals and objectives over their career. Join us in recognizing and honoring outstanding contributions to our community, and consider nominating yourself or someone else for one of our awards.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Committee is developing criteria and working with school districts to tie education to the needs of the business community. By doing so, we aim to develop future workforces for businesses located within the maritime transportation and international trade community. Join us in this important effort to support workforce development in the Harbor Area, and help us identify opportunities to bridge the gap between education and industry.

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