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  July 2012
 

'Green' Ships

When the Port announced recently that it would reward ocean carriers for bringing their cleanest, greenest ships to Long Beach, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics was ready. On July 15, WWL's MV Salome docked at Pier F, ushering in a new era of clean ships calling at the Port.

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Bridge Contract Awarded

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $649.5 million contract with the joint venture team headed by Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and Impregilo S.p.A. (SFI) for the design and construction of a replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Final design and engineering now will move forward, with construction scheduled to begin in 2013. The landmark $1 billion project is expected to take four years and generate nearly 3,000 jobs annually.

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Port, Chamber Host Export Seminar

Nearly 150 local business owners attended a free seminar hosted on July 17 by the Port and the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce on how to reach markets abroad. The event offered local businesses practical advice on how to sell products and services around the world. Participants heard from government officials, trade development and banking experts, and executives. The seminar was one in an ongoing series of events offered by the Port and designed to support Southern California businesses.

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Big Ship and Rail Incentives

Beginning August 1, ocean carriers can save on dockage fees by bringing their largest ships to Long Beach and by moving more cargo by rail. The incentive programs, approved July 2 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, are designed to increase efficiency, reduce pollution and attract more container cargo to Long Beach.

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Cargo Volumes Up

Container traffic through the Port rose in June compared with the same period last year. Imports were up 3.5 percent, and exports were up 5.6 percent. Empty container moves were down 9.8 percent from a year ago, bringing the total volume to 555,359 TEUs, or twenty-foot equivalent container units, for an overall gain of 0.2 percent compared to June 2011.

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Labor Agreements Approved

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project and the first phase of the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project will be built under Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners at their July 2 meeting. The PLAs establish work rules, pay rates, benefits, safety requirements, apprenticeship programs and dispute resolution procedures and also include provisions for recruiting and hiring local residents, disadvantaged workers and veterans. The two projects are expected to generate thousands of local jobs during the construction period.

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Port Security Grants

The Port was recently awarded $2.88 million in federal grants designed to protect critical port infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security announced the 2012 round of Preparedness Grant Awards on June 29. Other awardees included Port tenants Long Beach Container Terminal and International Transportation Service, which received $3.3 million and $320,000, respectively. The Long Beach Fire Department also received $527,534, and the Long Beach Police Department received $73,500. Established after Sept. 11, 2001, the grants support projects that strengthen the nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks.

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Pulse of the Port

Spotlighting Port safety on land and underwater, the latest episode of "Pulse of the Port" takes viewers inside the Port's Joint Command and Control Center and on a training exercise with the Long Beach Police Department's Dive Team. The new installment of the award-winning program also features foreign trade zones, updates viewers on the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, and reports on the latest trade and economic development news from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

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Information Management Director Honored

The Los Angeles Business Journal has honored Port Director of Information Management Doug Albrecht with its 2012 Chief Information Officer of the Year Award. Albrecht, one of eight honorees overall, was recognized for technological achievement in the government/public sector. The awards marked the first time the publication, which routinely honors CEOs and CFOs, has recognized top technology executives.

 

The Long Beach Municipal Band is performing its 103rd season thanks to support from the Port. The band's free concert-in-the-park series continues through August 3. Learn more about the band and see performance schedules.

 
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