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Long Beach City Council confirms Harbor Commission reappointments

From a Port of Long Beach news release:

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month. Both Bynum, the Harbor […]


Port of Long Beach takes steps to add chassis

From the Press Telegram:

The Long Beach Harbor Commission voted unanimously Monday night to accept bids from companies interested in managing a new program to provide truckers with vital equipment to ease traffic congestion around the harbor.

The port’s plan calls for the winner of the bids to initially deploy 1,000 chassis. Another 2,000 chassis […]


Low-emissions program at Port of Long Beach could be a model

Port authorities are working with one of the harbor’s most innovative railroad and trucking companies to produce ground-breaking low-emission and zero-emission rigs and locomotives that may serve as a model for pollution reduction measures in and around San Pedro Bay.

From the Press-Telegram


LB Harbor Commission Skips City Transfer

When the Long Beach Harbor Commission passed its $826 million budget on June 20, the spending plan did not include what has been an annual expense for the last 15 years or so — a transfer of revenue to the city’s Tidelands Fund.

The omission was deliberate, according to Commission President Nick Sramek, because the […]


Grand China Shipping Begins Its Calls To Long Beach Port

Grand China Shipping, one of the fastest growing ocean carriers in China, made its inaugural call to the Port of Long Beach on Tuesday at Total Terminals International’s Pier T shipping facility.

The Red Strength kicked off its new service Tuesday and it is expected that the ship will carry to these shores 140,000 twenty-foot […]


Long Beach Harbor Commission Needs New Appointment

Long Beach attorney Mario Cordero has not submitted his resignation from the city’s Harbor Commission yet, but Mayor Bob Foster already is considering possibilities for Cordero’s replacement.

Cordero was confirmed earlier this month as the newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission. He said last week that he expects to resign effective June 1 in […]