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July 21, 1994 | JOHN CANALIS
The Port of Long Beach will spend more than half of its 1994-95 budget to build truck overpasses, increase rail access, enlarge a terminal and buy land. The $417-million spending plan, approved by the City Council and the Board of Harbor Commissioners, allocates $236.5 million for port expansion.
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.
A continuing buoyant U.S. economy helped boost import levels by 31% over a year ago at the Port of Long Beach, officials said Monday. Exports also grew at the nation's busiest port. Long Beach Harbor in February handled 172,482 cargo containers loaded with electronic equipment, appliances and other durable goods as retailers continued to stock their shelves with Asian products priced inexpensively because of the region's currency devaluations.
June 12, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
As the sun rises over the Port of Long Beach, two hard-hat divers step off the edge of a harbor patrol dive boat and splash into the murky waters a half-mile offshore. Their mission: to investigate the sonar blips that suggest there is a large submerged object menacing a busy shipping lane. They disappear in a profusion of bubbles, descending 46 feet in 30 seconds to the ocean floor. A remote-controlled rover with a video camera plunges with them, so the crew can monitor their every move.
April 13, 1996
The Port of Long Beach has wooed one of the Pacific's fastest-growing shipping lines to sign a letter of intent for a long-term lease on a proposed cargo complex at the Long Beach Naval Station that closed in 1994. Chinese government-owned China Ocean Shipping Co., operating in Long Beach since 1981 and sharing container space with other lines, has grown dramatically in recent years to become one of the top five container lines crossing the Pacific.
March 16, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Cargo traffic at the nation's busiest seaport complex in February fell from its double-digit growth rate for the first time in a year, rising just 8% because of a sudden flattening in the pace of exports, harbor officials said. The easing of the pace of international trade came amid signs of recovery. Shipping lines are ordering what will be the world's largest-ever cargo vessels, indicating an improved outlook. In addition, companies that lease warehouse space to importers are reporting a brisk increase in business.
July 4, 1996
International trade is the best option for recycling the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, the City Council decided this week. Closing the door on months of discussion over how to redeploy the shipyard's 254 acres when they become available next year, the council recommended giving most of the property to the Port of Long Beach so it can build a container terminal.
December 12, 2012
Re "New UC logo a no-go for many," Dec. 11 I don't understand the kerfuffle over the new University of California logo. In my view, the insignia is a forthright representation of the true state of the system. For years the UC system has been sliding into mediocrity. The Board of Regents and administrators long ago lost sight of the values and principles on which the university was founded and have turned the system into a poorly managed business rather than preserving it as a highly acclaimed academic resource dedicated to the public good.
January 30, 1986
Whether the Department of Energy still plans to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste through the Port of Long Beach remained unclear this week. In the aftermath of the port's announcement Friday that it would not allow 18 shipments of spent nuclear fuel rods to be unloaded, Mayor Ernie Kell received a letter--also dated Friday--from the Department of Energy that reiterated the department's position that it has a legal right to route the cargo through the port.
December 20, 2000 | STEPHEN GREGORY
Import growth was relatively flat last month at the Port of Long Beach, the nation's second-busiest commercial harbor, compared with unusually strong inbound cargo volume the previous November, port officials said Tuesday. November typically marks the beginning of a slowdown in import cargo following the traditional holiday merchandise shipping crunch.
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