It all began with a pre-World War II contract between China's then "ship king" and a Japanese company to lease two Chinese freighters.
When the one-year lease was up in 1937,
Louise M. DuVall, the first woman to serve on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, died Saturday, April 19. She was 93.
She was appointed to two terms on the Harbor Commission,
Two Brazilian soybean cargoes sold by Japan's Marubeni Corp that were initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday,