June 2017
Gem 2 docked at Tesoro

New Technology Boosts Efficiency for Oil Tankers

Crew of Gem 2 with Port and Tesoro officialsHuge oil tankers call at the Port of Long Beach regularly, but never with a full load. But thanks to a new program – the "Octopus" – being tested by Tesoro, tankers can arrive with deeper drafts and heavier loads, increasing efficiency and cutting emissions. Recently the tanker Gem 2 arrived with the deepest draft of a vessel to enter the Port of Long Beach.

Join Us in Long Beach for AAPA Convention

AAPA 2017 Conference LogoThe Port of Long Beach will welcome representatives from ports throughout the Western Hemisphere Oct. 1-4 for the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention. Leadership from more than 160 port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America will come together at the Long Beach Convention Center for their largest meeting of the year. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for the event at many levels.

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Port Officials Offer Updates, Forecasts at Conference

Long Beach-Qingdao sister port signing ceremonyAt this year's Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, Port of Long Beach Interim Deputy Executive Director Duane Kenagy and Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Noel Hacegaba sat down with the Journal of Commerce's Alessandra Barrett to discuss the outlook for 2017. Kenagy gave an update on the Port's capital improvement program, while Hacegaba offered an analysis of the shipping alliances' effect on the industry and a forecast for 2017. You can see how the Port's cargo numbers reflect Hacegaba's forecast here.

Harbor Department budget FY 2018

Harbor Commission
Adopts Port Budget


Cargo at Port of Long Beach

Port Sees Busiest
May Ever


Fireboat Station renderings

Port Moves Ahead With Fireboat
Stations for Big Ship Era


Clean air at the Port of Long Beach

Ports Announce Clean Air
Action Plan Timeline


In Other News...

  • AndeavorFollowing its June 1 acquisition of Western Refining, Port of Long Beach tenant Tesoro will adopt a new company name, Andeavor, beginning Aug. 1. The acquisition brings the oil company to 1.1 million barrels of refining capacity, more than 3,000 retail stations and 13,000 employees. For more information on Andeavor, visit www.andeavor.com.
  • New Port HR Director Stacey LewisThe Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the selection of Stacey Lewis as Director of Human Resources Services. Lewis, the Port’s Assistant Director of Human Resources, was promoted to Director following the retirement of the previous HR Director. She has been with the Port since 2008. The Harbor Department has approximately 550 employees in 21 divisions. Read more
  • The Port of Long Beach is once again sponsoring free events across Long Beach this summer, including Moonlight Movies on the Beach, Be S.A.F.E. Movies in the Park, Municipal Band concerts and more. To find a full list of Port-sponsored summer activities, events and information, head to www.polb.com/summerfun. Read more
  • Sign-ups for Port of Long Beach Harbor Tours for July are open Monday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Go to www.polb.com/porttours to sign up for the tour lottery and for more information.
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