February 2016
Cranes at Pier E - Middle Harbor

Map of new truck route to Pier EMiddle Harbor:
Opening Soon

New routes for trucks established to enter Pier E Terminal

On March 11, Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) will open the gates to the future at the Port of Long Beach. That morning, LBCT will begin processing empty containers at Pier E, the first stage of operations at the world’s greenest, most technologically advanced marine container terminal.

Benjamin Franklin at Pier JBenjamin Franklin
a Big First for
Long Beach

As recently as six months ago, the Port of Long Beach didn’t expect to host ultra-large container vessels like the 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in the next five years.

Cargo transport at POLB

FMC Launches San Pedro Bay
Supply Chain Project


Forecast graph

Cargo Volume Projected to Top 41 Million TEUs by 2040


Pulse of the Ports event

'Pulse of the Ports' Forecast Event Coming March 30


Cargo at the Port

Cargo Gains Continue as 2016 Gets Underway

In Other News...

  • Carl Kemp has joined the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association as a vice president in its Long Beach office. With more than 20 years’ experience in government affairs, Kemp most recently served as a top legislative advisor to Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero. Kemp previously headed his own consulting firm and has held top government affairs posts with the city of Long Beach and the Port of Long Beach.
  • New Jersey-based Ports America has named the Port of Long Beach as one of its key areas of focus for expanding its West Coast operations. The largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the U.S., Ports America recently acquired a 30 percent ownership in International Transportation Service (ITS), which operates the marine container terminal at Pier G in Long Beach. Read more
  • Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, has introduced AB 1657 to make available money from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for energy efficiency projects at California ports. Revenues from California’s Cap-and Trade program support the fund. Read more
  • U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $14 million to complete repairs on the federal breakwater protecting the San Pedro Bay ports. Portions of the structure sustained damage from Hurricane Marie in 2014. Hahn represents the 44th District, which includes the harbor area. Read more
  • Separately, the Corps and the city of Long Beach have finalized a cost-sharing agreement to conduct an ecosystem restoration study of East San Pedro Bay. The $3 million, three-year study includes exploring possible modifications to the breakwater on the Long Beach side of the harbor. Read more
  • The Port of Long Beach will soon begin accepting applications for its community sponsorship program. Last October, Harbor Commissioners voted to award 76 sponsorships totaling $378,200 to local community organizations. Community groups can submit their sponsorship funding requests from Tuesday, March 1, through Friday, April 1. The next and last call for applications this year will be in September. Read more

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