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News ImagePort Wins Federal Maritime Commission Earth Day Award
April 22, 2013: The Port has been named one of three recipients of the 2013 Federal Maritime Commission's Chairman’s Earth Day Awards for its commitment to mitigating the environmental impacts of international shipping and for encouraging sustainability in Port operations.
(posted: 4/22/2013)
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News ImageEngineering Design Honored by APWA for Innovation
January 7, 2013: The Port of Long Beach Engineering Design Division has won the 2012 Project of the Year Award, in the Creative and Innovative category, presented by the American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter. The honor, the first award the Port has ever received from APWA, acknowledged the Port's Sign Inventory and Maintenance System project.
(posted: 1/7/2013)
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News ImagePort Executive Wins CFO of the Year Award
September 13, 2012: Port of Long Beach Chief Financial Officer Sam Joumblat won Chief Financial Officer of the Year honors in the Government Entity category Wednesday at the Los Angeles Business Journal's CFO of the Year Awards event.
(posted: 9/13/2012)
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News ImagePort Wins Communication Awards
September 11, 2012: The Port of Long Beach has won top, coveted awards from two of the nation's leading organizations in the communications field, including the prestigious Telly Award and peer recognition from the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association, or 3CMA.
(posted: 9/11/2012)
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News ImagePort Wins Prestigious Dan Maynard Award
June 13, 2012: The Port of Long Beach has won the prestigious Dan Maynard Award for Excellence in Communications from the American Association of Port Authorities for a second year in a row. Every year, the Dan Maynard is presented to the AAPA member seaport with the best overall communications program.
(posted: 6/13/2012)
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News ImageLong Beach Voted North America’s 'Best Seaport'
June 13, 2012: The Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2012 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai. It is the 15th time in the past 17 years that the Port of Long Beach has been recognized as the best on the continent by importers, exporters, logistics and supply chain professionals.
(posted: 6/13/2012)
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News ImagePier G Buildings Win Design Recognition
May 31, 2012: The recently finished West Arrival and Maitenance & Repair buildings at the Port's International Transportation Service Container Terminal have received Awards of Merits from the 2012 Golden Nugget Awards by PCBC, a building industry conference, trade show and meeting place. Last year, ITS' Administration Building also won an Award of Merit. The buildings are part of Pier G's redevelopment project.
(posted: 5/31/2012)

News ImagePort’s Security Initiatives Recognized
November 21, 2011: The Port of Long Beach has won a national award for successfully integrating security technologies that help protect the largest seaport complex in the country.
(posted: 11/21/2011)
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News ImagePort Wins Communication Awards
September 23, 2011: The Port of Long Beach won several awards in the communications field in September, including the prestigious Dan Maynard Award for Excellence in Communications at the American Association of Port Authorities conference in Seattle on September 15. The Port was also a big winner at the national 3CMA (City-County Communications and Marketing Association) conference in Austin, Texas on September 9.
(posted: 9/23/2011)
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News ImageCarrier Recognizes Port of Long Beach
June 9, 2011: Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has awarded the Port of Long Beach its highest recognition as the "Best Port Overall" during the carrier's annual Maritime Operations Conference in Charleston, SC.
MSC is one of the largest ocean carriers in the world with calls to virtually every seaport in North America.
At the Port of Long Beach, MSC calls at SSA Terminals in Pier A. SSA Terminals was recognized along with the Port during the June 3 event.
(posted: 6/9/2011)

News ImageLong Beach Named 'Greenest' Seaport
April 28, 2011: The Port of Long Beach was named the best "Green Service Provider" among seaports in the world by Cargonews Asia at the 2011 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.
It is the first time the Port has been recognized in this category. The Port has been named the "Best North American Seaport" a record 14 times.
(posted: 4/28/2011)
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News ImagePort Top Winner at CAPIO
April 19, 2011: The Port of Long Beach was the top awards winner at the California Association of Public Information Officials Annual Convention in Sacramento. CAPIO, the state’s premier association for government communications, recognized the best in the field during an awards ceremony April 15.

(posted: 4/19/2011)
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News ImageHarvard Recognizes Ports' Tech Program
September 29, 2010: The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government has named the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles' Technology Advancement Program (TAP) one of the "Bright Ideas" of 2010. Bright Ideas was created to recognize creative government initiatives around the country and spur cooperation, center officials said.
(posted: 9/29/2010)
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News ImagePort Wins Excellence in Communications Awards from AAPA
September 27, 2010: The American Association of Port Authorities has awarded the Port of Long Beach with two excellence honors in communications. The Port won for its Clean Trucks Program advertising series and the community newsletter Re:port in the periodicals category. Honorable mentions went to the 2008 Annual Report, the Clean Trucks Program's overall communication campaign and Green Port Fest.
(posted: 9/27/2010)
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News ImagePier A West Project Wins AAPA Award
September 27, 2010: The American Association of Port Authorities has awarded the Port of Long Beach with the 2010 Facilities Engineering Award for the $73 million environmental clean-up of Pier A West. The project, which began in 2001, resulted in the excavation, treatment and disposal of more than 400,000 tons of solid waste and nearly 3 million gallons of contaminated groundwater.
(posted: 9/27/2010)
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News ImageClean Trucks Program Receives Industry Award
September 15, 2010: The Port's Clean Trucks Program has been awarded the IANA Intermodal Achievement Award by the Intermodal Association of North America. The influential trade group said the Clean Trucks Program has served as a model for seaports around the country.
(posted: 9/15/2010)
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News ImagePorts Wins Several Awards for Communication
September 15, 2010: The Port of Long Beach took home several national Savvy awards at the 22nd Annual 3CMA, City-County Communications and Marketing Association conference in Atlanta in early September. Click 'more' for full list and link to 3CMA site with information about Savvy awards.
(posted: 9/15/2010)
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News ImagePort Wins 2010 Sustainable Shipping Award
July 12, 2010: The Port of Long Beach was awarded a 2010 Sustainable Shipping Award for its success in reducing air pollution from ships. The award was presented during s ceremony in London on June 25. SustainableShipping.com is an online news and information resource dedicated to marine transportation and the environment. Learn more about the award here.
(posted: 7/12/2010)

News ImageLong Beach Named North America’s ‘Best Seaport’
June 10, 2010: The Port of Long Beach was once again named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2010 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong. It is the sixth consecutive year and the 14th time in the past 15 years that the Port has been recognized as the best on the continent.
(posted: 6/10/2010)
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News ImagePort's Information Management Wins Award
June 7, 2010: The Port of Long Beach has won the prestigious CIO 100 Awards, which recognizes 100 organizations worldwide that have distinguished themselves by creating business value through the effective and innovative use of information technology.
(posted: 6/7/2010)
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News ImagePort Wins Diversity Award
May 20, 2010: The Port received the annual WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award on May 20, 2010 in Washington D.C. for its efforts to reach ethnic minorities and women through its Green Port outreach efforts and the Small Business Enterprise program. Founded in 1977, the Women's Transportation Seminar is dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation.
(posted: 5/20/2010)
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News ImagePort Earns Top Environmental Justice Award
December 15, 2009: The Port of Long Beach's landmark Clean Trucks Program has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award -- the nation’s highest honor for reducing the impact of pollution on low-income and disadvantaged communities.
(posted: 12/15/2009)
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News ImagePort Technology Executive Wins State Excellence Award
December 4, 2009: Doug Albrecht, the Port of Long Beach's Director of Information Management, won the 2009 Best of California Award for Leadership in Management of Information Technology from the Center for Digital Government. It was announced December 4, 2009.
(posted: 12/4/2009)
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News ImagePort, BP Earn Prestigious Clean Air Award
October 2, 2009: Southern California regional air pollution authorities on Friday, October 2, 2009, presented the Port of Long Beach with an award for becoming the first seaport in the world to construct an oil shipping terminal that offers clean "shore power" to improve air quality. Port and BP America officials accepted the honor from the South Coast Air Quality Management District at the agency's 21st annual “Clean Air Awards” ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
(posted: 10/2/2009)
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News ImagePort Wins Award for Reducing Ship Pollution
July 21, 2009: The Port of Long Beach recently won the "Sustainable Shipping Clean Air Award" for efforts to reduce air pollution from ships through slower speeds, cleaner fuels and shore power. "We are always looking for ways to bring about pollution reductions from ships, and the shipping lines have been reliable partners in this effort," said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Nick Sramek. "We're very pleased to receive the Sustainable Shipping Clean Air Award."
(posted: 7/21/2009)
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News ImagePort Wins EPA Clean Air Award
May 14, 2009: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its prestigious Clean Air Excellence Award to the Port of Long Beach for the Green Flag Program. The program encourages ships to slow down as they approach the port. Slower ships burn less fuel and emit less pollution.
(posted: 5/14/2009)
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News ImageLong Beach Named Best Port in North America
April 24, 2009: The Port of Long Beach once again has been named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the 2009 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong April 22. It is the fifth consecutive year and the 13th time in the past 14 years that the Port of Long Beach has been recognized as the best on the continent.
(posted: 4/24/2009)
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News ImagePorts Wins Award for Financial Reporting Efforts
November 13, 2008: The Port of Long Beach has once again earned top honors for its financial reporting. The Port recently received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2007 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

(posted: 11/13/2008)
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News ImageClear Air Plan Honored by EPA
May 30, 2008: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has bestowed a prestigious "Clean Air Excellence Award" on the landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Program, marking the sixth time that the plan has been recognized with an award, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced.
(posted: 5/30/2008)
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News ImagePort of Long Beach Named Best Port in North America
April 28, 2008: The Port of Long Beach once again has been named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia at the newspaper's 2008 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards held recently in Singapore.
(posted: 4/28/2008)
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News ImageGreen Flag Wins National Award
April 21, 2008: The innovative and successful “Green Flag” program, which cleans the air by slowing cargo ships in the harbor, has earned the Port of Long Beach a national environmental excellence award.

This one-of-a kind program was recognized in March by the National Association of Environmental Professionals with its Environmental Management Award. The honor was presented at the organization’s annual conference in San Diego.
(posted: 4/21/2008)
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News ImagePort Accepts National Environmental Award for Green Flag
March 28, 2008: The innovative and successful program to reduce air pollution by slowing ship speeds earned the Port of Long Beach a national environmental excellence award this week. The Port’s voluntary "Green Flag" air quality initiative was recognized by the National Association of Environmental Professionals with its Environmental Management Award at the organization’s annual conference in San Diego.
(posted: 3/28/2008)
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News ImagePort TV Wins National Award
November 30, 2007: The Port of Long Beach’s newsmagazine television program, "Pulse of the Port," has won first-place honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies throughout North America.
View "Pulse of the Port."
(posted: 11/30/2007)
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News ImagePort To Receive National Environmental Award
September 11, 2007: For the second year in a row the Port of Long Beach has earned the highest environmental recognition from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The award will be presented October 3 at the association’s annual convention in Norfolk, Virginia.
(posted: 9/11/2007)
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News ImagePort Receives Top National Communications Awards
October 20, 2006: The Port of Long Beach has received five top awards from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association, the nation’s leading public sector communications organization.
(posted: 10/20/2006)
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News ImagePort Receives “Greening of California” Award
October 11, 2006: The Port of Long Beach has received The Greening of California’s “2006 Greening Award” for development of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan and other air quality improvements.

(posted: 10/11/2006)
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News ImagePort Receives “Breathe California” Air Award
September 18, 2006: The Port of Long Beach on Friday, September 15, accepted the prestigious “Air Quality Improvement Award” from Breathe California of Los Angeles County, a longtime advocacy group dedicated to reducing air pollution and improving the respiratory health of Southern California residents.
(posted: 9/18/2006)
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News ImagePOLB Named Top Seaport in North America
May 2, 2006: The Port of Long Beach has once again been named the best seaport in North America by Cargonews Asia, a leading industry publication.
(posted: 5/2/2006)
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