July 2015
Business Development journeys to meet customers

In the Market for Trade

Hitting the Road to Promote the Port

Summer is a good time to travel, but the Port’s Business Development team is hitting the road pretty much year-round. Port representatives have seen a lot more boardrooms than sunny beaches, as they meet face-to-face with customers far and wide to build upon strong relationships and promote the Long Beach trade gateway.

Ships at POLB

June Cargo
Volume Dips

 

Big ship at dock

Dockage Incentive
Program Extended

PierPass logo

Traffic Mitigation Fee
Increases Aug. 1

 

Mitsubishi Cement terminal

Cement Terminal Project
Clears City Council

 

In Other News...

  • Noelia RodriguezNoelia Rodríguez has joined the Port of Long Beach’s executive team as the Port’s first Managing Director of Communications. Read more
  • For the 17th time in the last 20 years, the Port of Long Beach has been named the best seaport in North America by Asia Cargo News. Read more
  • The Port of Long Beach’s Tenant Services section is now located at 1 World Trade Center, Suite 410, in downtown Long Beach. The section’s eight staff members, including its team of wharfingers, all serve as Port liaisons providing daily on-the-ground operational support to tenants, customers, contractors and third parties operating within the harbor district. Tenant Services’ new offices, which opened June 29, include a conference room to ensure a convenient meeting place in close proximity to the Port while the Harbor Department’s administration offices are temporarily located near the Long Beach Airport.
  • The Port of Long Beach is opening talks with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council to develop an umbrella project labor agreement (PLA) for future construction projects throughout the Port. Created to facilitate completion of complex construction projects on time and within budget when multiple subcontractors and tasks are involved, PLAs govern work rules, pay rates and dispute resolution for all workers. The Port already uses PLAs for individual projects, including the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement and Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment projects.
  • Transportation Power Inc. (TransPower) has been awarded $600,000 from the San Pedro Bay Ports Technology Advancement Program to expand the company’s ongoing zero-emissions drayage truck demonstration project at the nation’s busiest port complex. The latest work builds on pioneering projects TransPower has done in the past to advance green cargo operations in and around the two ports. The $5.7 million zero-emissions drayage truck project also leverages funding from other grants partners. The Port of Long Beach is the lead agency.
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