Wednesday marks the first time members of the public get to sound off on a draft environmental report regarding a potential rail yard expansion at the Port of Long Beach, one that could both expand the port’s capability to offload ships but also expose the West Long Beach community to continued pollution.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will weigh an offer to purchase the largest container terminal at the Port of Long Beach (POLB), with Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) offering to take over a majority stake in a long-term lease. The offer comes in the wake of Hanjin Shipping’s August declaration of bankruptcy, which continues to affect the POLB’s cargo traffic.
The Port of Long Beach (POLB) Managing Director of Communications Noelia Rodríguez recently departed her position at the port, the POLB announced yesterday, just a few months after the resignation of former CEO Jon Slangerup. Rodríguez was the highest ranking female executive at the port prior to her departure.