Port of Long Beach officials Tuesday approved a $1.2 billion budget to turn an old pair of shipping terminals into one mega terminal that is expected to handle more than 2 million additional containers.
Tuesday’s action by the Board of Harbor Commissioners formalizes the budget for the 342-acre project, though construction already began in 2011. [...]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1.34 million grant for a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment at its container terminals.
The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies. The grant also will [...]
The Port of Long Beach’s fiscal plan for 2013 includes more than $720 million in capital spending and the hiring of 25 more employees to support major projects, including the replacement of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and the development of Middle Harbor.
The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday endorsed a $942 million Harbor [...]
The latest toll increase proposals through the Panama Canal are causing worried frowns on the US East Coast, while the West Coast is more complacent than ever over its importance after 2014.
The International chamber of shipping calls the proposals for a 15 percent hike, which could come in from July 1, “rushed, excessive and [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
When Long Beach Container Terminal President Anthony Otto and his planning team set out to design what, in less than 10 years, will be the most automated and efficient container terminal in the U.S., they turned to those who would know best.
OOCL has had extensive discussions with the ILWU, [...]
Middle Harbor Project, OOCL Long Beach
Representatives of Orient Overseas Container Line and the Port of Long Beach signed a 40-year lease for a 305-acre container terminal at the Southern California port.
As a highly automated facility, the Middle Harbor terminal will efficiently handle the massive ships of the future, such as the 13,000-TEU [...]
Cities that primarily deal with Asia – including Los Angeles and Long Beach – are best positioned to increase the export of machinery, transportation and chemical goods made in the United States, according to “U.S. Metro Economies: Exports in the Next Decade,” a 46-page report prepared by IHS Global Insight, an economic analysis firm based [...]
The Middle Harbor plan will expand the three piers from 290 acres to 345 acres, and incorporate green technologies like solar paneling, electrification, low-emission cargo handling equipment and more efficient gates.
Work is under way on … the sprawling Middle Harbor redevelopment project, a 10-year, $750 million plan to expand and modernize piers D, [...]
Ricky Ponce spends his days moving controls that look like toy joysticks, but his job is one of the most dangerous games around: lifting multi-ton cargo containers and lowering them onto trucks as gently as setting grocery bags on a kitchen counter.
Ponce works in a tiny, trolley-mounted cabin, hanging about 140 feet off the [...]
Middle Harbor Project – Now
Middle Harbor Project – After development, as approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved a $123 million dredging and wharf building contract that officially starts construction of the landmark Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, one of the [...]
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 “State of the Port” will take place January 28 at the Hyatt Regency [...]
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) expected a strong finish for 2010 and is bracing for the start of its latest project, the operation of the container/ break-bulk facility at Terminal 6 in Portland, Oregon.
Philippine-based ICTSI marked as a significant milestone in 2010 the winning of the 25-year lease for the container/ break-bulk facility [...]
A large international shipping terminal on Pier E is close to wrapping up 25 years of operations in the Port of Long Beach as owners move the outfit to neighboring Los Angeles.
The move, expected to be complete by (last) Saturday, has left 95 acres of prime waterfront real estate mostly vacant just south of [...]
A Harbor Department study found that Proposition D could drain up to $6.6 million away from the port — much more than the city's claim of $1 million to $1.5 million.
If Proposition D passes and the city decides to put that money into the Tidelands Fund, it could cost the Port of Long [...]
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have increased terminal operating hours and improved their efficiency in loading trains. Photo by the Port of Long Beach.
There are increasing indications that Southern California is holding on to its position as the leading gateway for Asian trade, despite fears that the region was losing [...]