February 2019

Workers at the Port of Long BeachPort Powers 20% of
Local Jobs

New study reports significant growth in economic impact

The Port of Long Beach is connected to one in five jobs in Long Beach, sustaining a local workforce that continues to drive economic growth across the region, according to a new Economic Impact Study.

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9th Street Rail Crossing area9th St. Rail Crossing to Close March 9

The Ninth Street railroad crossing near Pico Avenue in the harbor district in West Long Beach will be closed as of March 9, a move that will immediately improve rail operations and increase the speed of moving goods through the Port.

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Aerial photo of Port of Long Beach

Cargo Surges Ahead of
Lunar New Year

Long Beach City College logo

Community Grants Workshops Set for March 13

In Other News

  • The Port of Long Beach has extended its long-term lease with SA Recycling LLC through Nov. 13, 2024. SA’s large-scale, full-service recycling facility at Pier T handles steel and other metal products and exports iron ore. The lease also allows for woodchip operations.
  • The Port of Long Beach has extended its contract with Tetra Tech Inc. through Dec. 31, 2021, to continue administering the Port’s Clean Trucks Program. Tetra Tech has managed the program for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since it was launched in 2008 under the original San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to consider extending its contract with Tetra Tech in April.
  • Long Beach Harbor Commission President Tracy Egoscue is among the opening speakers welcoming more than 2,400 industry professionals to the 19th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference. Organized by the Journal of Commerce, the conference takes place March 3-6 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Read more
  • Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations Dr. Noel Hacegaba testified in Washington on Feb. 26 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation's Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety. Hacegaba, representing the Intermodal Association of North America in his capacity as a board member, was one of several witnesses discussing the multimodal transportation market and infrastructure and how Congress can support the network as part of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. Watch the hearing
  • The Port of Long Beach will accept applications March 1-April 1 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
  • Is the San Pedro Bay Gateway ready for this year’s peak shipping season? Hear industry experts with their forecasts. The 15th Annual Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast event will be webcast live on Wednesday, March 27, at 8:30 a.m. More information and the webcast itself at www.polb.com/pulseports.
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