The city’s port authority does not own all of the land within the Port of Long Beach. But it appears port officials are looking to change that.
Poor trade policy and “more than a decade of underinvestment” in West Coast ports have left the agencies vulnerable, the LA Port director said, to the challenges caused by the uptick in cargo they’re now seeing.
Deepening the waterways, in some cases by as little as 4 feet, would allow some ships to enter and exit the Port of Long Beach much more quickly, ultimately lowering national transportation costs.
NASA will launch a highly advanced telescope into space in December from South America, but before it gets there it has to be shipped out from the Port of Long Beach.
The new Truck Alert system is intended for port truck drivers but residents and others traveling through the port can opt-in to the system to receive the alerts about road closures, crashes and other conditions inside the port.
The Port of Long Beach is still waiting for the U.S. Maritime Administration to approve an Environmental Impact Statement for the $870 million Pier B On-Dock Support Facility, which would reconfigure 171 acres of land southwest of Anaheim Street and the 710 Freeway to improve cargo movement.
Ruben Garcia developed a high-tech bonnet that covered a ship’s smokestack while it idles in port, an innovation that promised to capture as much as 80% of its emissions. But one of his more than 50 creditors is alleging his companies were a kind of Ponzi scheme.
The powerboat was going about 30 knots in a Port of Long Beach channel near Pier T when it collided with a tugboat, authorities said.
Although the path is not yet open to the public, the Freddies—Bixby’s cycling group—were the first to ride their bikes across the expanse.
The port moved 724,297 20-foot equivalent units last month, down from 907,216 TEUs in May, which was the port’s best month in history.