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'State of the Port' Scheduled for January 28

Exec. Dir. Richard D. Steinke to Deliver Annual Address

January 21, 2011

Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard D. Steinke is set to deliver his annual "State of the Port" address on Friday, January 28, on the heels of a banner year for the Port, which saw record cargo gains in 2010.

The year-end cargo numbers were a fitting conclusion to the Port's first century as it prepares to celebrate its Centennial this year. Last year, the Port moved 6.3 million container units, 1.2 million more than the year prior, posting the highest gain of any port in the U.S. and the biggest jump in the era of containerized cargo.

The cargo increase helped create hundreds of jobs locally and support thousands more down the supply chain. The Port plans to create thousands more jobs in the coming decade through nearly $4 billion in investments, including the replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and construction of the Middle Harbor Project.

The "State of the Port" will take place January 28 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets for the event visit the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce website.

The event also will be webcast on the Port of Long Beach’s website.

The Port of Long Beach is the premier gateway for Trans-Pacific trade and a recognized leader in the goods movement industry worldwide. Known for its innovation, customer service and environmental stewardship, the Port of Long Beach is served by 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports. More than $150 billion in trade flowed through the Port in 2010, making it one of the busiest seaports in the world.

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