Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Port of Long Beach (POLB) Executive Director Richard D. Steinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Panama aimed at generating new business and economic growth and promoting international trade between Long Beach and the East Coast of Latin America via the Panama Canal. Both parties asserted their commitment to mutual cooperation at the official ceremony, which took place at the ACP’s Administration Building. The MOU is renewable after two years and will allow for technological and data interchange between the two parties, as well as opportunities for joint marketing activities and modernization efforts. For example, the two entities may work to promote best practices in the areas of engineering, dredging or the environment, with an emphasis on programs that help reduce CO2 emissions. Collaborative efforts could also include joint advertising or opportunities in training to encourage economic growth. “The ACP looks forward to entering into this partnership with the Port of Long Beach,” said Mr. Alemán Zubieta. “This MOU is the first of its kind between the ACP and a U.S. West Coast port and will allow both entities to strengthen trade flows throughout the region. We, at the ACP, continuously seek new and innovative ways to serve the ever-changing needs of global trade
Port of Long Beach report surge in January container volumes, while those at Port of Los Angeles were slightly down. Up – Port of Long Beach Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach surged in January with 17.5 percent more containers overall ? including a 19.5 percent jump in imports and an 8.2 percent rise in exports compared to the same month one year ago. Port terminals in January moved 536,263 TEUs (or twenty-foot equivalent container units)
Foss' Retrofitted Hybrid Tug to be on Display Tuesday, September 20 at Company's Rainier, Ore., Shipyard. Hybrid technology already proving itself, says port environmental planner Who: Foss' second hybrid tug, the retrofitted Campbell Foss, will be open to the media for the first time. What: The Campbell Foss is sister to the Carolyn Dorothy
Harbor Commission awards bridge design-build contract, final engineering to start, construction begins 2013 The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $649.5 million contract with a joint venture team headed by Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., FCC Construction S.A. and Impregilo S.p.A. (SFI) for the design and construction of a replacement for the Port of Long Beach’s obsolete and deteriorating Gerald Desmond Bridge.
Carnival Cruise Lines today announced that the 2,052-passenger Elation will launch the line's first seven-day cruise program from Galveston, Texas, and the 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will operate week-long Mexican Riviera sailings from the Port of Long Beach/Los Angeles beginning in fall 2003. The 70,000-ton Elation, currently based in Los Angeles, will begin service from Galveston Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003. The 88,500-ton Carnival Pride, currently homeported in Port Canaveral, Fla
Coast Guard Los Angeles joined Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Harbor Patrol, and Customs and Border Protection in responding to a bomb threat made against the Carnival cruise ship Paradise Friday afternoon. The threat was phoned into the Carnival cruise line reservation center and reported to the Coast Guard by company security officials. Cruise ship Carnival Paradise is following its comprehensive security plan to include security sweeps of the ship and reinspection of all
According to Bloomberg, BHP Billiton may be first in line to persuade Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to allow construction of the first liquefied natural gas import terminal off the wealthiest U.S. state's coast. An application by Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. may be the state's first to go before federal regulators, who have the final say for onshore plants. North America's West Coast may be limited to three terminals as increased supply cuts gas prices and profit projections
BP's 'British Pride' made Port of Long Beach history as it came alongside with a draft of 65 ft. The Port says that the British Pride’s call exemplifies the its dedication to long-range strategies that will help it stay ahead of the maritime industry’s dynamic business needs. A recently completed $40 million dredging project allowed the supertanker and its sister ship, the British Progress, to deliver more product than ever to the Port’s Berth T121.
The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) new SHARE initiative prevails in full force this week at AAPA's 93rd annual convention, where partnering and sharing of best practices are taking center stage at the Long Beach, California, event. Seaports of the Hemisphere Allied in Relationships for Excellence - better known as SHARE - professes knowledge sharing and collaborative approaches as the port industry's best formula for successfully meeting industry challenges.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice of Intent to evaluate options for managing dredge materials in Los Angeles County. The Corps and local agencies are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. A scoping meeting will be held in Long Beach on February 26, 2003. 68 Fed. Reg. 7353
Christopher Lytle, Port of Long Beach Executive Director since November 2011, will resign to take the top post at the Port of Oakland. Lytle will remain at Long Beach until mid-July, and is expected to begin his new job in Oakland shortly thereafter
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners' energy policy aims to secure a more sustainable and resilient supply of power as demand grows. The Energy Policy declares that the Port will implement measures to increase efficiency, conservation, resiliency
Marine electronics specialist Maris AS has completed an ECDIS (electronic chart data information systems) technical training program to enhance support services covering North America and the Caribbean. The initiative is part of its commitment to the global distribution and service agreement with
The Port of Long Beach earned “Best Seaport in North America” honors at the 2013 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Beijing. The 2013 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards recently hosted in Beijing by the Cargonews Asia shipping trade publication
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 13 1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1943 - Bureau of Navigation renamed Bureau of Naval Personnel. 1945 - Aircraft from fast carrier task force begin two-day attack on Kyushu airfields, Japan.
Iron ore exports start up at Long Beach: Western U.S. mines supply the raw material for shipment to Asia. Officials gathered dockside to celebrate the exporting of iron ore from the Port of Long Beach – a promising new line of business developed by SA Recycling
The Port of Long Beach wins Federal Maritime Commission 'Earth Day' Award in recognition of its mitigation & sustainability efforts. The Port has been named one of three recipients of the 2013 Federal Maritime Commission's Chairman’s Earth Day Awards for its commitment to mitigating the
Port of Long Beach (POLB) modernization projects created 5,166 new construction-related jobs in the region in 2012. The number of new jobs is mainly linked to the award of contracts for the design and building of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement and an ongoing terminal makeover.
San Francisco Bay area-based Moose Boats recently delivered a new M1-46 Catamaran Dive Boat to Los Angeles Police Department. At 46 feet in length, the M1-46 is the largest vessel of the Moose Boats fleet to date. The M1-46 all aluminum catamaran, with a maximum speed of 38 knots
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to support the city’s appeal against a proposed Port of Los Angeles rail yard project. The city’s appeal is of the Southern California International Gateway rail yard project approved recently by the Port of Los Angeles
Come Jan. 1, 2014, the maritime industry in California faces a looming reality: ships must link up to port alternative maritime power (AMP). “Compliance is not optional,” said T.L. Garrett, vice president of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda attended a ground breaking ceremony today for the Green Port Gateway, a major port-to-rail infrastructure expansion project that will help reduce congestion and improve the environment near the Port of Long
Port of Long Beach (POLB) terminals saw a dramatic 37% increase in cargo in February 2013 compared to same month last year. The terminals moved 36.6 percent more containers compared to the same month one year ago ― including a nearly 46 percent surge in imports and a 17.2 percent jump in exports
IAPH Encourages More Ports’ Involvement to Help Shape Best Industry Practices and Regulations With the global shipping industry showing increased interest in the use of LNG as a fuel for vessels, members of the International Association of Ports and Harbors are laying the groundwork
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners inks Letter of Intent to study development of a a 28-acre site on Pier T. The project is to construct a deep-water terminal for crude oil and petroleum products including gasoline, and the port has chosen Vopak Terminals North America Inc