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The Port of Long Beach's monthly newsletter
February 2011
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Major Middle Harbor Contract Approved

The first major construction agreement for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, a $123-million dredging and wharf-building contract, was approved by the Board of Harbor Commissioners February 14.
The contract covers the initial phase of the $1 billion landmark project, which will combine two older terminals into one state-of-the-art facility.
The Board awarded the contract to a joint venture of Long Beach-based Connolly-Pacific Co. and Seattle-based Manson Construction Co. The overall project is expected to take nine years.
When completed, the new terminal will double the existing capacity while cutting related air pollution by half.
Read More: For the full news release, click here.
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Cargo Continues Upward Climb

Reflecting the continuing strength of retailer and consumer confidence into the New Year, cargo volume at the Port was up 10.8 percent in January, compared to the same period a year ago.
Overall, the Port moved 474,960 twenty-foot equivalent container units last month compared to 428,805 TEUs in January 2010. Imports were up 11.3 percent to 242,444 TEUs, and exports were up 12.7 percent to 127,546 TEUs. Empty container moves were up 7.4 percent to 104,970 TEUs. Empty containers are mostly bound overseas for refilling.
The increase came despite the departure of California United Terminals in December. CUT accounted for about 10 percent of the Port’s entire container traffic in 2010.
Read the Data: Click here for the latest TEU figures, and here for the latest tonnage summary reports.
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Propeller Club to Honor Port

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach will honor the Port of Long Beach and its Centennial anniversary at the 60th Maritime Industry Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 19, 2011.
Formerly known as the “Steamship Ball”, the Maritime Industry Dinner Dance is a popular maritime industry event that draws nearly a thousand guests every year. The Port of Long Beach is this year’s Platinum sponsor.
The event will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel and will feature live entertainment, dinner and dancing.
The Propeller Club is an international maritime organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international commerce, shipping transportation, and supporting industries including governments and communities.
Learn More: For more information on the Maritime Industry Dinner Dance, please visit the Propeller Club website or call (818) 951-2842.
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Commissioner Walter to Speak at Expo

Harbor Commissioner Dr. Mike Walter will be the keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Meet the Industries Expo on March 4 at California State University, Long Beach.
The 39th Annual MIE will be held at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach, California, on Friday, March 4, 2011. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Expo provides an interactive setting for representatives to promote career positions, summer internships, and corporate visibility to undergraduate business majors.
Learn More: For more information click here.
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Cordero Re-Nominated to FMC

President Obama has re-nominated Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero to the Federal Maritime Commission.
Cordero, who is serving his second six-year term in the Long Beach Harbor Commission, was appointed to the federal body in late 2010.
He was among some 80 administration candidates who went through committee hearings but were not confirmed before Congress adjourned in December.
The FMC is an independent agency responsible for the regulation of ocean borne transportation for foreign commerce in the U.S.
Read More: For the full news release, click here.
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