June 2018
Toyota at Pier B at Port of Long Beach

Fueling the Future

Toyota has big plans for Port of Long Beach facility

Toyota is seeking to build the world’s first large-scale, 100 percent renewable power plant at the Port of Long Beach. The pioneering fuel-cell facility would generate electricity to power all of Toyota Logistics Services’ operations at the Port and produce hydrogen fuel to support a new generation of zero-emission cars, trucks and equipment.

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Port Moves Forward With Clean Trucks Updates

Truck at Port of Long BeachThe Port of Long Beach is moving forward with a requirement to ensure new trucks entering port drayage service meet the cleanest engine standards. The move is the first proposed tariff change under the 2017 Update of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan to accelerate the reduction of harmful air emissions from trucks.

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Cargo-handling equipment at TTI

Grant Supports
Zero-Emissions Future

Cargo vessel at Port of Long Beach

Record May in Long Beach
Lifts Cargo Volume

New Port HQ under construction

Harbor Commissioners
Approve Port Budget

Map of NB 710 Freeway Detour

710 Connector Closes; 4th of July Weekend Closures Planned

In Other News...

 
  • Fitch Ratings, one of the top three U.S. credit analysis agencies, recently affirmed the Port of Long Beach’s “AA” ratings on its outstanding debt of $993 million. The company also affirmed the Port’s “AA-” rating on a $325 million subordinate federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan yet to be drawn. The AA rating – the highest for U.S. ports – reflects the Port of Long Beach’s strong market position, resilient long-term revenues, well-managed capital program and robust cash reserves.
  • The California Energy Commission has awarded the Port a $5 million grant to support a microgrid demonstration project at its Joint Command and Control Center. The project involves the design, installation and operation of an independent energy management system to balance power needs and provide resiliency for critical infrastructure at the Port.  
    Separately, the California Air Resources Board has awarded the Port a $5.3 million grant for its off-road technology demonstration project. The funding supports testing of five zero-emissions pieces of equipment – three battery-electric top handlers, one battery-electric yard tractor and one hydrogen fuel cell yard tractor – in partnership with SSA Marine and Long Beach Container Terminal.
  • The Port of Long Beach was recognized recently as the “Best Green Seaport” in the world at the 32nd annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards hosted in Shanghai by the Asia Cargo News shipping trade publication. Read more
  • The Port has renewed its long-term lease of a 4-acre site with Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC for 15 years. The extension allows Oxbow to continue its petroleum coke storage and shipping operations at the Port’s Pier G dry bulk export terminal through Nov. 3, 2034.
  • 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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