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The port completes a $7.6 million expansion on Pier J and develops a 55-acre combination container and automobile terminal. The facility processes Toyota's distribution throughout Southern California and the Western U.S.

International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS) opens a $10 million, 52-acre container terminal on Pier J. The new terminal features a 1,200-foot wharf, 42-foot water depth and two high-speed Paceco gantry cranes. ITS customers include "K" Line and Zim Container Service.

The Port of Long Beach wins the American Association of Port Authorities Environmental "E" Award for improvement and protection of the environment. Long Beach wins the honor for its comprehensive program and broad scope of achievement in environmental matters including oil spill prevention and control, debris removal, harbor sewerage system, port beautification, vessel traffic control and water sampling program. Long Beach is the first harbor in the Western Hemisphere to be accorded this honor.

Sea-Land Service moves into an 80-acre container terminal and a 15-acre rail and truck facility on Pier G.

The Port of Long Beach becomes the first major Pacific Coast seaport to earn the "E-Star" Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for export service. The port is cited for its continued and expanded efforts in facilitating and encouraging exports.
Pacific Container Terminal opens a 34.5-acre facility on Pier J.

The $50 million container complex expansion of Pier J's southeast basin is completed, with ten berths and 12 gantry cranes.
The port joins Standard Oil of Ohio (SOHIO) in an environmental impact report of SOHIO's proposed tanker terminal south of Pier J.
The arrival of the T.S. Adrian Maersk marks the inauguration of the Danish-flagged carrier's express container service between the U.S. and Asia.

Maersk Line Pacific, Ltd. opens a 29-acre container terminal on Pier G.

Long Beach acquires 140 acres for new inner harbor auto terminals for Toyota and Pasha Industries.

The port completes a $20 million conversion of Pier E from outmoded breakbulk terminals to an ultra-modern multipurpose cargo facility operated by California United Terminals. The omni-terminal handles containers, roll on/roll off and breakbulk commodities.
Hanjin Container Lines initiates service between Long Beach and Asia.

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