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December 3, 2012 | By Pat Benson and Ronald D. White
The strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach entered its second week Monday. The strike has pitted the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit against some of the world's biggest shipping lines and terminal operators. It has shut down 10 of the 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex. Join us for a live video chat at 3 p.m. on the economic impact of the strike and prospects for resolution. Assistant business editor Nancy Rivera Brooks will be talking with Art Wong, a spokesman for the Port of Long Beach.
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.
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.
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.
August 7, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Time
The gig: As executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Richard D. Steinke runs the second-busiest U.S. seaport, after the Port of Los Angeles, and the 18th busiest in the world. The port handled 6.3 million cargo containers last year, which is about 1 in 5 moving in and out of the United States. The port is directly or indirectly responsible for about 30,000 Long Beach jobs, or 1 in 8 in the city. Landlubber beginnings: The Denver native graduated from Chadron State College in Nebraska, where he focused on business and political science.
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.
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.
July 10, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
The Chowder Barge has been moved only twice in 19 years. One move was planned. The barge was towed to San Pedro for a coat of protective ferro cement in 1974. The other move was unplanned. It was ripped from the dock and into a shipping channel during a severe winter storm several years ago. Now the floating restaurant is going to have to move again. But the family that runs the place says there is nowhere to go.
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