December 2014
Ramping Up Congestion Relief

Ramping Up Congestion Relief

The San Pedro Bay ports are moving forward with a joint plan to collaborate with their industry partners on long-term solutions to the congestion that has slowed the movement of cargo shipped through Long Beach and Los Angeles in recent months.

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Civic Center Project

Port Partners with City on
Civic Center Project

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is making good on its promise to return to downtown Long Beach. Keeping that vow is now officially part of a larger plan for the Port of Long Beach to partner with the City on a new civic center complex.

Middle Harbor aerial photograph

EIR for Proposed ICTF Modernization Expected in '15

 

Cargo numbers

Cargo Edges Up Slightly
in November

 

Testing the AMECS system

Board OKs Incentive for
Pollution-Control Testing

 

Dockage fee change

Tariff Amendment Eliminates
Double Dockage Fee

 

In Other News...

  • Incentives available under the Port’s Vessel Speed Reduction Program have been extended through the end of 2016. Known as the Port’s Green Flag Program, the incentive offers reduced dockage fees to vessel operators that voluntary slow their ships to 12 knots or less while entering or leaving the Port within 40 nautical miles of Point Fermin.
  • The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has endorsed two federal bills that would create new funding sources for national freight infrastructure. HR 5101 sponsored by Rep. Janice Hahn would establish the National Freight Network Trust Fund outside the Highway Trust Fund. HR 5624 sponsored by Rep. Alan Lowenthal would establish the Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund and the National Multimodal Freight Funding Formula Program for States. 
  • Under the Port’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mitigation Program, streetlights at key intersections in Long Beach will be refitted with light emitting diode (LED) safety lights. At least 1,100 high-pressure sodium safety lights will be replaced. The LED lights will lower GHG emissions by reducing energy usage for lighting that protects pedestrians and drivers at busy intersections. .
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