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The Port of Long Beach's monthly newsletter
September 2010
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Green Port Fest 2010

Green Port Fest, the Port's annual open house, will be held this year on October 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., next to the Port's Administration Building.
It is an opportunity for the Port and its partners to showcase their cutting-edge programs and world class staff.
There will be plenty of family-friendly attractions and new displays, including Wyland Living Green Fair, a one-of-kind interactive exhibit by the world-famous muralist and environmental activist.
For more information, visit
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Cordero Nominated to FMC

President Barack Obama has nominated Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero to fill a vacancy on the Federal Maritime Commission.
In a White House statement announcing Cordero's nomination, and the nomination of others, the President said, "I am confident that these impressive men and women will make valued additions to this administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Cordero's nomination will go to the Senate for confirmation.
Read More: For the full news release, click here. For news release from the FMC, click here.
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Cargo Highest in 3 Years

The monthly container cargo count at the Port of Long Beach reached its highest levels in nearly three years, to 611,002 twenty-foot equivalent container units moved in the month of August, a 23.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year.
Imports were up 24.5 percent to 311,240 TEUs, the highest number since November 2007 and near the peak levels reached that year. Exports were down 3.5 percent compared to August 2009, to 126,039 TEUs, and empty container moves were up 54 percent to 173,723 TEUs. Most empty containers are bound overseas for refilling.
Read the Data: Click here for the latest TEU figures, and here for the latest tonnage summary reports.
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Port Welcomes New Carrier

Ocean Carrier P O Shipping inaugurated its containership service between central and north China and Long Beach in early September with the first call of vessel Suzhou Dragon to the Port of Long Beach. A Chinese, state-owned carrier founded in 2009, P O Shipping has established a network of services to China, Australia and Vietnam, as well as several domestic connecting services in the U.S.
P O Shipping's new regular weekly service will call at Pier J's Pacific Container Terminal with five containerships. The new service will add another 150,000 TEUs of capacity per year through Long Beach.
Read More: Click here for the full news release.
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Clean Air Plan Update Released

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets even more aggressive goals and strategies for reducing air pollution and health risks from goods movement.
The final version of the 2010 CAAP Update is scheduled to be considered for approval in a joint meeting of the two ports' boards of harbor commissioners on October 6 at 2 p.m. at Banning's Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., Wilmington 90744.
Read More: Click here for the full news release.
Learn More: The 2010 CAAP Update, Fact Sheet and "Response to Comments" document are available at or
Watch: The October 6 joint meeting of the boards will be webcast live at
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Trade Mission to South Korea

Harbor Commissioner Dr. Mike Walter joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other California leaders recently on a trade mission to South Korea, lending support to efforts to expand commerce with the Port's second-largest trading partnerAs part of the trade mission, Dr. Walter signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Busan, South Korea, on behalf of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA) supporting environmental measures, security and economic development to encourage increased trade between the Port of Busan and the 11 California ports represented by CAPA.
Read More: Click here for the full news release.
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Port Awards Health Grants

The Port kicked off the first round of a new community grants program with approval of $4.7 million for 73 projects designed to improve air quality for Long Beach children. The program helps schools, day-care centers and other youth facilities install air-filtration systems and other improvements that can control pollutants. The largest single grant, nearly $546,000, will purchase an air-filtration system for Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
The Port Mitigation Grant Programs were created in 2009 to offset the cumulative effects of air pollution from Port operations and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The first round of grants focused on schools and related sites.
Read More: For the full news release, click here. For a full list of recipients, click here.
Learn More: For more information on the Port Mitigation Grant Programs, go to
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Port Wins Awards
The Port garnered several high profile awards in September. The national organization 3CMA (City-County Communications and Marketing Association) awarded the Port top honors for its marketing and advertising campaigns for the Clean Trucks Program, among other things. The Clean Trucks Program itself was awarded the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award by the Intermodal Association of North America. For more information about these and other awards the Port has received, visit

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