December 2017
OOCL Tokyo at Pier F

Farewell to Pier F as LBCT Moves Operations

FIll project at Pier FAs 2017 draws to a close, the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Container Terminal say goodbye to Pier F as it was.
The last commercial ship to call at Pier F, the OOCL Tokyo, departed on Oct. 24. OOCL vessels are now docking exclusively at the redeveloped Pier E.

The Pier F fill project is expected to be completed in about 18 months.

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Port Sees a Green Future in Rail 

Rail at the Port of Long BeachFaster. Cleaner. Safer. These are the benefits of moving cargo by on-dock rail and why the Port of Long Beach is looking to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to increase the efficiency of its rail network.

To optimize operations and further reduce emissions, the Port has a near-term goal of using on-dock rail to move 35 percent of cargo and a long-term goal of boosting that share to 50 percent.

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Big COSCO Ship Calls in Long Beach 

COSCO Shipping Himalayas at Pier JThe largest China COSCO Shipping vessel to ever come to North America visited the Port of Long Beach late last month.

COSCO Shipping’s 14,500-TEU Himalayas berthed at the Pacific Container Terminal on Nov. 22. PCT handled a total of 15,860 TEUs on the Himalayas before it departed on Nov. 27.

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Cargo at the Port of Long Beach

Port Surges Past
2016 Cargo Volume


Topping out ceremony

Crews 'Top Out' Towers for Bridge Replacement Project

Students and commissioners at Women in Trade Luncheon

Young Women Meet Mentors
in Trade at Luncheon


Health project funded by Port grant

Port Commits $3 Million to
Local Health Initiatives

In Other News...

  • Join the Port of Long Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 24, for the annual State of the Port address from Executive Director Mario Cordero. The address will take a look back at the accomplishments of 2017 and the goals for the years ahead. The event is at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, and begins at 7 a.m. with networking, and the program commencing at 8 a.m. RSVP at If you cannot attend in person, the address will be webcast live beginning at 8 a.m. on Jan. 24 at
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