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January 12, 1993
Using California's ports as "cash cows" to prop up ailing municipal budgets at the risk of losing shipping business to Washington state may seem unwise as the column (Opinion, Jan. 3) by Ray Makela and James Fawcett suggests, but there's much more to it than that! The real issue is whether foreign shippers should receive favored treatment at the expense of local taxpayers and American workers. From a tax standpoint, our Port of Long Beach hardly pays its way, since much of the port property remains off property tax rolls.
August 1, 1991
The Long Beach Harbor Commission has adopted an ethics code in the wake of alleged conflicts of interest by former Commissioner George F. Talin Sr. Talin has denied any wrongdoing. The code, approved earlier this week by a 4-0 vote, prohibits commissioners and their families or employees from doing business directly or indirectly with the Port of Long Beach. Talin, whose six-year term as a commissioner ended this week, is being investigated for allegedly allowing his company, Talin Tire Inc.
March 26, 1997
Two Republican congressmen came to the aid of the embattled Port of Long Beach on Tuesday, saying the CIA and other federal agencies have assured them that China's state-owned shipping line would pose no danger if its operations are allowed to expand. China Ocean Shipping Co. (Cosco), a customer at the port since 1981, is expected to occupy a planned $200-million cargo terminal.
June 20, 2000 | Stephen Gregory
The Port of Long Beach handled a crush of import cargo in May that nearly matched the volume of inbound trade handled during last year's busiest shipping month, officials said. Port trade analyst Matt Plezia said the May cargo figures from the nation's second-busiest port underscore the continued attraction the humming U.S. consumer market exerts on Asian manufacturers. It's also a possible sign that U.S.
July 16, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
In a continuing sign of the trade imbalance between the U.S. and its foreign trade partners, the rate of inbound cargo at the Port of Long Beach grew in June while export rates fell, officials said. Imports at the nation's busiest foreign trade harbor were up 6% over last year, while outbound freight dropped by 4%. June's import volume of 194,410 20-foot cargo containers was just 11,230 units shy of the port's inbound level for May, which posted a 26% year-over-year increase.
April 17, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Imports through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest U.S. seaports, rose in March, compared with the same period a year earlier. Shipments arriving at No. 1 Port of Los Angeles rose 14% above year-ago volume, to 207,000 20-foot-long containers. Imports through the Port of Long Beach increased 9.6% last month, to 196,000 containers, from 178,000 in March 2000.
For the first time in nearly five years, the Port of Los Angeles beat the Port of Long Beach, considered the nation's busiest foreign-trade harbor, in monthly cargo volume, port officials said Thursday. In January, the Port of Los Angeles handled more than 358,000 20-foot cargo containers, while neighboring Long Beach moved just over 339,000, despite taking in record imports. Long Beach reported its January figures Thursday, while Los Angeles released its numbers last week.
April 27, 2000
The Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday joined the Port of Long Beach in a $750,000 study of the marine environment in the nation's largest harbor complex. The decision by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners to join the study and pay $390,000 of its cost clears the way for another in a series of biological assessments and inventories of marine life that have been undertaken since 1970.
November 23, 2010 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
For 42 years, the Gerald Desmond Bridge has straddled the waters of Long Beach's Back Channel, the primary link between Terminal Island cargo facilities and the city and freeways. But the decades have taken their toll. The ships that now frequent the nation's second-busiest seaport are so big that many cannot fit under the bridge. Port officials estimate that the bridge carries 15% of the nation's cargo that moves by sea and truck, yet the traffic lanes are often jammed and any accident sends vehicles into adjacent neighborhoods.
In an indication that fallout from Asia's economic turmoil continues to jostle the U.S. and local economies, the nation's busiest ports at Long Beach and Los Angeles reported Thursday that overall export volume in August was down at least 4% over a year ago. At the Port of Long Beach, which handles more cargo than any other U.S. harbor, the drop was even more pronounced at 11.5%. And August also marked the port's fifth straight month of decline in export volume.
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