April 2015
Port Town by George and Carmela Cunningham

Book Brings Port Story to Life

In Long Beach, the history of the Port is the history of the city. George and Carmela Cunningham tell that story in their new book, Port Town, commissioned by the Port and due to debut in June.


Cargo rises in March

Cargo Rises Sharply
In March


Supply Chain Forum

L.B., L.A. Hold Joint Supply Chain Meeting    News | Video


PMA and ILWU logos

West Coast Contract Goes
to ILWU Members


Pulse of the Ports

Pulse of the Ports
Peak Season Forecast


In Other News...

  • The Port of Long Beach continues to earn high ratings from the nation’s top credit analysis agencies. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings recently assigned “AA” ratings to the Port’s $194 million harbor revenue and revenue refunding bonds to be issued this year. 
  • Two industry groups have obtained Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) approval to meet, share information and reach agreement on congestion reduction and efficiency measures at West Coast ports. Effective April 17, the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator (WCMTOA) and the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) have anti-trust immunity to collaborate under the Pacific Ports Operational Improvements Agreement. WCMTOA represents international marine terminal operators serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and OCEMA is an association of major U.S. and foreign flag international ocean common carriers.
  • Long Beach City Councilman Roberto Uranga has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission. The agency plans and regulates the uses of land and water in the coastal zone along the full length of the state. Uranga, who represents the state’s South Coast region, began his service March 18. His term runs through May 20, 2017.
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