The congestion at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles was a topic heavily addressed at The State of the Port, an issue one might expect a lesser Chief Executive to skirt around in the hopes of painting Long Beach’s temporarily sputtering economic engine in a more positive light. Instead, Jon Slangerup confronted the issue of the continuously growing container ships, the shortage of chassis and the ongoing negotiations between the PMA and ILWU, head on.
Heading north on Long Beach Boulevard, away from the shoreline and bustle of downtown, a relic of the Pike’s past sits tucked between strip malls, fast food joints and used car dealerships. Loof’s Lite-A-Line's fate has followed the path of the bouncing ball at the heart of its business. The “game of skill” that once was a hub for tourists visiting the Nu-Pike, found a new home when it bounced to its new location on the Boulevard in 2000.
On Wednesday morning Port of Long Beach Managing Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs Rick Cameron and Port of Los Angeles Director of Environmental Management Chris Cannon spoke alongside Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel to inform the public of the new air pollution regulations that went into effect January 1, 2015.