November 2014
Incentives at the Port of Long Beach

Incentives Cut Emissions, Boost Trade

Ocean carriers and cargo owners have plenty of reasons to send cargo through the Port of Long Beach, given its record of industry-leading productivity, deep water, big ship capacity and prime Pacific Rim location. With its robust connections to the nation’s freight transportation system, Long Beach is the ideal gateway for trans-Pacific trade. 

But Long Beach also believes in offering special value to shipping lines for two goals: to improve the environment and to bring more trade to Long Beach.


Chassis at the Port of Long Beach

Board OKs Extra Storage to
Relieve Congestion

Acting to relieve cargo delivery delays, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the use of Port of Long Beach property as a temporary site for the storage of empty containers, which will help to free up needed equipment to move cargo out of shipping terminals faster.

Middle Harbor aerial photograph

Port Awarded Homeland
Security Grants


Port aerial photograph

More Imports Bring Modest
October Cargo Gains


Line of trucks at Port of Long Beach

Wharfage Rates Increase for
Non-Container Cargo


Cargo numbers for July 2014

Progress on Desmond Bridge
Replacement Project


Line of trucks at Port of Long Beach

Bynum Named to Commerce
Dept. Advisory Council


Community Partner Awards

Port Engineering, Finance, Communications Awards


In Other News...

  • Capt. Tom Jacobsen, President of Jacobsen Pilot Service, has been named to the Marine Board, an internationally recognized panel of experts on maritime transportation, engineering and technology. The prestigious policy and research group is part of the Transportation Research Board, one of six major divisions of the National Research Council (NRC), which serves as the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Welcomed at the Marine Board’s fall meeting in October, Jacobsen brings more than 30 years of expertise in vessel operations and pilotage to the organization. He is the third-generation president of the family-owned port pilot service, which has served the Port of Long Beach since 1924. 
  • The Port of Long Beach and Boeing will hold a Dec. 11 workshop on aerospace industry exporting. The complimentary breakfast and networking program will be held at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave., in Torrance. For information and registration, visit
  • Long Beach cable program “Straight Talk with Art Levine” recently welcomed Port Chief Executive Jon Slangerup as its featured guest. The topics included big ships, peak season trends, the Port’s $4 billion capital program and environmental stewardship. The program can be viewed online at
  • Managing Director of Commercial Operations/Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Noel Hacegaba is among the graduates of AAPA’s Professional Port Manager Class of 2014. The group was recognized Nov. 12 during AAPA’s 2014 Annual Convention in Houston.
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