March 2018
ONE containers at the Port of Long Beach

Port Welcomes Colorful ONE

Joint venture brings bright new vessels, containers to Pier G

For three Japanese ocean carriers combining their shipping container lines into ONE, the future is bright and it comes in magenta. The future arrives this April.

ONE stands for Ocean Network Express, a joint venture of “K” Line, MOL and NYK that consolidates the three companies’ container shipping units into a single, integrated company.

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Port Seeks Input on Master Plan Update

Map of Harbor District

The Port is ready to engage the public and gather input from industry and community stakeholders for its new Master Plan. The public process kicks off on Wednesday, April 4, with a Let’s Talk Port workshop at the Homeland Cultural Center, 1321 E. Anaheim St., in Long Beach.  

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Trade Forecast Optimistic Despite Tariff Threat

Pulse of the Ports

The looming threat of a trade war could halt otherwise strong growth in the exchange of cargo between Asia and the United States, experts said Wednesday at the Port of Long Beach’s 14th annual “Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast.”

About 500 people gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center for the event, which brings together a panel of shipping and trade experts to offer their perspectives on industry trends and how they affect the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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Cargo cranes at sunset in the Port of Long Beach

Shipments Jump Ahead of
East Asian Holiday

GE Transportation Logo

Data-Sharing Project Aimed at
Optimizing Cargo Movement

In Other News...

  • Director of Construction Management Darrin LambriggerThe Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has named Darrin Lambrigger as the Harbor Department's new Director of Construction Management. Lambrigger, who had been Acting Director of Construction Management since June 2017, oversees construction of Port projects, including the $1.5 billion Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Program. The Construction Management Division is part of the Program Delivery Group of the Harbor Department's Engineering Services Bureau. Lambrigger fills the position opened by the promotion of Suzanne Plezia to Senior Director/Chief Harbor Engineer last summer. More info 
  • The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has endorsed a plan to improve the 710 Freeway that prioritizes upgrading existing interchanges and arterial roadways and includes $200 million in incentives and grants to accelerate zero-emission technology for trucks and freeway infrastructure. Both are key elements of the I-710 South Corridor Project, a $6 billion modernization program to improve the flow of traffic and reduce emissions along one of the nation’s busiest trade and commuter corridors. The proposal also calls for adding a new lane in each direction of the 19-mile stretch between the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the 60 Freeway, but Metro’s governing board agreed to delay widening the freeway and vote on it separately in the future. The controversial component could affect homes and businesses, potentially relocating 436 residents, according the project’s final environmental impact report (FEIR). 
    Metro favored the $6 billion plan, known as Alternative 5C, over a $10 billion option that called for adding four elevated truck lanes to the 710. The regional transportation agency chose Alternative 5C as the Locally Preferred Alternative at its March 1 meeting. Before any work begins, Caltrans must certify the FEIR. The state transportation agency is expected to complete its work before summer’s end. Full funding for the project has yet to be identified.
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