All-female team from Harbor and partners wins Challenge Cup.

Success on the Sea

The Harbor’s winning team included (front row, from left) Stephanie Magnien, Legislative Representative, Harbor; Regina Rojas/CMA CGM; Katherine Kronheim/Yusen Terminals Inc.; Sarah Sangmeister/Peacock Piper via TraPac; and Kelly Kontogiorgi/Fenix Marine Services; Back row: Fran Ohlheiser/Yusen Terminals Inc.; Beatriz Rebollar/EverPort Terminal Services; and Flora van der Schoot/APL.

Story and photos courtesy Harbor


The race is on!

n February, an all-female team of Harbor employees and its port vendors won the highly competitive TPM24 Challenge Cup Regatta and Yacht Race. The race took place March 3.

The Port is a sponsor and participant in the race.

The Harbor team was the first-ever that included all women, appropriate for concluding Women’s History Month.

The fourth Challenge Cup featured on-the-water team building, networking, and competitive racing aboard the famous fleet of Catalina 37 racing yachts owned by the Long Beach Sailing Foundation and used in internationally prestigious regattas such as the Congressional Cup. The Los Angeles Yacht Club, the body officiating the regatta, presents the historic Morrow Cup to the winning team.

Vendors who participated in the Harbor’s entry included APL, CMA CGM, Everport Terminal Services, Fenix Marine Services, TraPac, Yusen Terminals, and Peacock Piper Tong + Voss.

The winning team aboard their vessel.

The Harbor team was coordinated by Eric Caris, Director of Cargo Marketing, Harbor, a sailing enthusiast – it was his idea to put together the all-women’s team this year. He coordinates the race on behalf of the Harbor with TPM each year.

Congratulations, Port of Los Angeles Team!