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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.
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September 9, 2011 | Ronald D. White
By the breakwaters of San Pedro Bay, the sea marshals prepare for action. Armed with AR-15 assault rifles, they board every arriving cruise ship and high-value cargo vessel, remaining on guard in the captain's bridge and ship's engine room until safely docked. But this week, the port police and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting a "surge" to thwart attacks timed to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The officers board even small vessels such as fishing and recreational boats, looking for anything out of the ordinary.
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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government agency in charge of the Alameda Corridor created an audit committee Thursday, but denied a seat on the panel to Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, who for months has advocated more stringent oversight of the $2.4-billion rail project. Instead, the board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority appointed three of its own to the ad hoc advisory committee--Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Long Beach Port Director Richard D.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2011 | Ronald D. White
By the breakwaters of San Pedro Bay, the sea marshals prepare for action. Armed with AR-15 assault rifles, they board every arriving cruise ship and high-value cargo vessel, remaining on guard in the captain's bridge and ship's engine room until safely docked. But this week, the port police and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting a "surge" to thwart attacks timed to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The officers board even small vessels such as fishing and recreational boats, looking for anything out of the ordinary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1997
Long Beach port director Steven R. Dillenbeck, who presided over the harbor's considerable expansion over the last decade, announced Monday that he will retire in October. City harbor commissioners said they planned to hire Dillenbeck as a consultant after his departure from the $170,000-a-year post, and tapped his deputy, Richard D. Steinke, to fill the job as acting executive director.
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July 29, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
The nation's largest trucking association filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday alleging that portions of a landmark program to upgrade a fleet of 17,000 old trucks servicing the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach place an "unreasonable burden on interstate commerce" and could harm the U.S. economy. Port authorities said they intended to proceed with the air quality initiative. "Truck pollution is a serious threat to public health, including the health of truck drivers," said Richard D.
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April 30, 2009 | Ronald D. White
In a victory for independent truckers, a federal judge on Wednesday blocked part of a program to cut diesel emissions by phasing out 17,000 old big rigs at the nation's busiest port complex. U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder's preliminary injunction halted some new rules, including one that prohibits drivers at the Port of Los Angeles from being independent contractors. That was a provision sought by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The nation's two busiest cargo container ports -- Los Angeles and Long Beach -- ended a terrible year in international trade with strong December numbers that might signal the beginning of a long-awaited economic rebound. The Port of Los Angeles, which ranks first in the U.S., handled 562,990 cargo containers last month, a tiny increase of 0.35% over the 561,033 recorded in the same month a year earlier. The increase was driven by a huge 40.2% increase in exports, which climbed to 153,836 containers from 109,704 a year earlier.
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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.
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October 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government agency in charge of the Alameda Corridor created an audit committee Thursday, but denied a seat on the panel to Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, who for months has advocated more stringent oversight of the $2.4-billion rail project. Instead, the board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority appointed three of its own to the ad hoc advisory committee--Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Long Beach Port Director Richard D.
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July 26, 2008 | Ronald D. White and Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writers
The American Trucking Assn. plans to file a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on Monday in an effort to block a plan by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to clean up the air by replacing an aging fleet of 16,000 trucks that spew deadly levels of toxic diesel emissions. For decades, the ports have operated under a system in which individual truck owners transport a large portion of the container cargo that moves to and from the terminals.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
The nation's busiest seaport complex had a record-breaking year in 2010 with a new high set in exports at the Los Angeles port and the biggest year-over-year increase in overall cargo traffic at Long Beach since the port began keeping such records in 1971, officials said. Experts said they expected a strong economic recovery to continue, although not at such a rapid pace. International trade is an important factor in the health of the Southern California economy, accounting for more than half a million jobs.
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