May 2018
Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project aerial

New Bridge Traveling Along

Work on center span portion begins, last major detour taking place

On June 11, the last major detour for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project will commence with the closure of the connector ramp from eastbound Ocean Boulevard to the northbound I-710. 

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Crane Workers at TTI Set Record

TTI crane crewLongshore workers at the Port of Long Beach have set a new productivity record for moving cargo in the Americas.
 
On May 15, two crane operators working the Gudrun Maersk moved 564 containers using a single crane during an eight-hour shift.

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Cargo at the Port of Long Beach

April Cargo Up
Nearly 11 Percent

Scholarship recipients at Port Celebrating Education event

Port Awards $54,750
in Scholarships

Port booth at community event

Community Groups Receive
Port Sponsorships

Port Director of Project Controls Marlene Dupras

Commission Names
Project Controls Director

In Other News...

 
  • The Port of Long Beach increased its productivity 16 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, according to the JOC Port Productivity Database. The database measures productivity by the number of container moves completed each hour a vessel spends in port. By comparison, year-to-year global port productivity declined 3 percent for the same period. The overall decline is attributed to the challenges of handling larger ships carrying more containers in a single call. The trend was reported May 4 in the Journal of Commerce.
  • Progress continues on the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) project to improve the flow of traffic, eliminate at-grade railroad crossings, increase safety and reduce emissions along the 35-mile trade and commuter corridor connecting the Alameda Corridor and the San Pedro Bay ports to the Inland Empire and the nation. On May 16, the California Transportation Commission awarded ACE a $78 million grant to help pay for two final grade separation projects: an underpass in Montebello and an overpass in the City of Industry and unincorporated Los Angeles County. Also, new on-ramps and off-ramps opened May 1 on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar.
  • At its May 4 meeting, the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District approved staff recommendations to develop rules aimed at reducing air pollution from rail yards and warehouses. For ports and airports, the board approved staff recommendations to continue pursuing voluntary emissions reduction strategies. The actions are part of AQMD efforts to address facility-based mobile sources of air pollution. The board delayed a decision on possible voluntary and/or regulatory strategies for reducing emissions associated with new development and redevelopment projects.
  • Berth 55 Fish Market & Seafood Deli and Queens Wharf Bar and Banquet facility recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Located in the heart of the harbor district, the popular fresh seafood restaurant is operated by the Maehara family, who opened the business at 555 Pico Ave. in April 1988.
 
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