February -10-Gary Christopherson has been elected as chairman of the Stockton Port District Board of Port Commissioners.

Christopherson has been on the Commission for a decade and practices property, estate and business law in Stockton, California.

The port recorded a strong year in 2007, the latest year for which official figures have been released, and is enjoying a small but growing project cargo trade. In 2007, the port saw 3.3 million tonnes of freight, of which 6,135 tonnes was inbound project cargo. The significant traffic was the growing volumes of wind power generating equipment destined for the US Midwest. Components are loaded onto railcars on the newly constructed rail link to the port.