April 2016
Port of Long Beach at night

Paying It Forward

‘Green Port of the Future’ boosts the rewards for energy efficiency

Investing in energy efficiency at the Port of Long Beach is about to pay off more than ever. Effective April 1, Port tenants purchasing new lighting, climate control and other equipment eligible for rebates through two Southern California Edison (SCE) programs can apply for a matching rebate from the Port. 

Cranes on Pier J, one with jacking frame for liftingRaising Productivity:
Crane Lifts a Tall Task


Looking at the Port of Long Beach from afar, it may be hard to see, but the forest of ship-to-shore cranes around the harbor is getting taller. An ongoing series of crane raises and replacements at Piers J, T and G are boosting productivity and safety as shipping lines continue a recent march toward consolidation.

Kids planting trees - sponsored by POLB grant

Community Impact Study
to Shape Grant Funding


Middle Harbor LEED Building

Port Starts 2016 with
Strong First Quarter


Port CEO Jon Slangerup

Port CEO Tapped for Federal Advisory Committee


Fireboat station plan

Port Seeks Comment on Proposed Fireboat Station

In Other News...

  • The Port of Long Beach has entered a one-year $250,000 agreement with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide technical support for its Energy Island Initiative. Based in Colorado, the NREL is dedicated to advancing research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency programs and energy systems integration.
  • The City of Long Beach and others have prevailed in their legal challenges to the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Report for BNSF’s proposed $500 million Southern California Intermodal Gateway. In a 200-page decision issued March 30, Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode found the EIR for the proposed near-dock intermodal rail facility north of the harbor complex to be flawed based on its analysis of air quality, greenhouse gas, noise, traffic and other impacts. The decision raises questions about the circumstances under which the project could move forward and whether BNSF will seek to pursue it. Read more
  • The Port of Long Beach will be among the organizations represented at the inaugural meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission’s Supply Chain Innovation Team Initiative May 2-3 in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event brings together industry leaders and experts to begin to collaborate and explore possible solutions for improving the supply chain nationwide. 
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