August 2018
Jacobsen Pilot Service's new boat The Orion

Port Welcomes New Pilot Boat The Orion

State-of-the-art vessel designed especially for Jacobsen Pilot Service

For the port pilots who shepherd vessels, people and cargo through the Port of Long Beach every day, there’s only one way to do things: the right way. This work ethic has guided Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc. since 1924, when it began service to the Port. And it’s the same standard that went into the design and construction of the Orion, Jacobsen’s new port pilot boat.

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Watch video of The Orion in action

Richard Cameron and Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Commission Names Co-Deputy Executive Directors

Clear skies at Port of Long Beach

Port Emissions Fall Even As Cargo Volumes Rise

Tug at Port of Long Beach

July Cargo Volumes
Dip in Long Beach

GE Transportation logo

GE Transportation Technology Pilot Project Begins

In Other News...

  • For fiscal year 2019, the Long Beach Harbor Commission has approved a transfer to the City of Long Beach Tidelands Operating Fund of nearly $20 million, the largest transfer in the Port’s history. The sum represents 5 percent of the Port’s gross operating revenues, the maximum allowed under the City Charter. The money supports community beachfront and marina projects and operations. With this latest transfer, the Port has contributed more than $351 million to the city’s Tidelands Operating Fund since 1995.
  • The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to redevelop its facility at Pier B and build a renewable energy fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station. Toyota operates a marine terminal at the Port where new automobiles are off-loaded from ships, processed and transported off-site via truck and railroad. The planned redevelopment would make those operations more efficient. Read more
  • Security Director Casey HehrThe Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Casey Hehr to lead the Port's Security Division. Hehr has been with the Port of Long Beach since November 2016, serving as the Assistant Director of Security. He has been the acting director of the division since March. Prior to his position at the Port, Hehr served with the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 20 years, retiring as the Chief of Operations and Response for the Los Angeles-Long Beach Sector. Read more
  • The Port of Long Beach will accept applications Sept. 1-30 for its Community Sponsorship Program, offering nonprofit organizations the opportunity to apply for funds for community events and activities that help inform residents about the Port while making Long Beach a better place to live and work. Read more
  • Promising technology for reducing emissions from harbor craft engines will be tested at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. With a combined Technology Advancement Program (TAP) grant of $500,000, the two ports are supporting a two-year project to demonstrate the BlueMAX™ NOVA 302e, an emissions control system developed by Nett Technologies Inc. to upgrade Tier II commercial harbor craft engines to meet Tier IV standards. Nett Technologies is partnering with Long Beach-based Pacific Tugboat Service to test the technology. TAP supports development and demonstration of clean technologies to advance the ports’ shared Clean Air Action Plan goals.
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