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Port of Los Angeles Records Busiest January in Port's 110-Year History

The Port of Los Angeles handled 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January 2017, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to January 2016. It was the busiest January in the port’s 110-year history, outpacing last January, which was the previous record for the first month of the year. It was also the second-best month overall for the Port, eclipsed only by last November’s 877,564 TEUs.

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An Appreciation for Labor

The Port of Los Angeles handled more than 8.8 million units of cargo in 2016, setting an all-time record for all ports in the Western Hemisphere. On February 2, 2017, Los Angeles Harbor Commission Vice President David Arian and Port Executive Director Gene Seroka visited with three important labor unions to thank them for their hard work and dedication on the waterfront. The Port of Los Angeles salutes ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94, and all the men and women who work at the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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Executive Director Delivers State of the Port Address to Industry, Community Stakeholders

Gene Seroka delivered the annual State of the Port address on January 19, reviewing the highlights of 2016 at the Port of Los Angeles. The speech touched on record-breaking cargo volumes,  a preview of future LA Waterfront development projects and other major initiatives.  The event was organized by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.

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Port of Los Angeles Launches '1 in 9' Video Series

In an effort to raise awareness about how regional jobs and businesses are connected to trade through San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles is spotlighting some of its stakeholders, from community members to small businesses to major corporations, in a new 1 in 9 video series.

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Port of Los Angeles to hold Sustainability Open House in Lynwood February 9

The Port of Los Angeles will host its next environmental open house on Thursday, February 9, from 6-8 p.m., in Lynwood, Calif. The quarterly open houses were initiated in Fall 2016 to keep the public updated on the Port’s sustainable freight programs and environmental developments, and to gather input and feedback.

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Historic Battleship IOWA Plugs into 21st Century Technology at the Port of Los Angeles

Recognized internationally for pioneering the development and use of Alternative Maritime Power® (AMP®) for container ships, the Port of Los Angeles and Battleship IOWA unveiled a new permanent educational exhibit on the historic Battleship IOWA wharf.

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Port of Los Angeles 2016 Cargo Volumes Best Ever for a Western Hemisphere Port

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles reached 8,856,782 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in 2016, marking the busiest year ever for a Western Hemisphere Port. The previous record was set in 2006, when the Port of Los Angeles handled 8,469,853 TEUs.

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Port of Los Angeles Receives EPA Grant for Clean Terminal Equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Los Angeles an $800,000 grant to deploy more of the cleanest commercial equipment available for moving cargo.

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Port of Los Angeles Names Michael Graychik as a New Deputy Police Chief

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Michael Graychik as its new deputy chief of police. Graychick was sworn in to his new position at the December 15 Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting.

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Port of Los Angeles Breaks Ground on $14.8 Million Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project

The Port of Los Angeles joined local officials and community leaders to kick off construction of the Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project, a reconfigured three-street intersection at Harbor Boulevard, 7th Street, and Sampson Way in San Pedro. The street realignment is in preparation of the planned San Pedro Public Market, slated to open in 2020 at the current Ports O' Call Village site on the San Pedro section of the LA Waterfront.

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Port of Los Angeles Wins Creativity and Innovation Award for TraPac Rail Project

The American Public Works Association's Southern California Chapter has named the Port of Los Angeles winner of the APWA Creativity and Innovation BEST award for the Port's Berths 142-147 Trapac Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project.

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Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Unveil Bold Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Clean the Air

Aggressively deploying zero and near-zero emission trucks and cargo-handling equipment and expanding programs that reduce ship emissions are among the core strategies the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are proposing for the next version of San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).

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Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation Partner to Digitize Maritime Shipping and Help Goods Reach Consumers Faster

With consumer spending on the rise, U.S. businesses need greater reliability and visibility from the supply chain to maintain their edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Given that 90 percent of global trade moves on the ocean, seaports are critical nodes of the supply chain. However, today's major ports face the growing challenge of serving a new generation of massive container ships and the complexity of handling cargo carried by vessel-sharing alliances - constantly shifting arrangements between cargo ship operators where they share space on ships as a cost-saving strategy.

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Maersk Line, Port of Los Angeles, and Port of Long Beach Partner to Measure, Reduce Air Pollution from Ships

Shipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125 million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. This will involve the installation of high-tech equipment to track vessel emissions and energy efficiency over the next three years, enabling more transparency and ultimately reducing the environmental impact of vessels calling at the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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Pasha, Port of Los Angeles and California Air Resources Board Partner on Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project

Building on a shared commitment to eliminate pollution from port-related operations, Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P. and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal.

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San Pedro Public Market

Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners Approves 50-Year Lease for new San Pedro Public Market

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a 50-year lease for the new San Pedro Public Market on the site of the current Ports O' Call Village. The lease approval represents a key step toward the first comprehensive redevelopment of the 30-acre site since its original development in the 1960s.

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Commerce Department Appoints Port of Los Angeles Executive Director to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has announced the appointment of Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC). Seroka is among 11 new appointees on the ACSCC committee that is tasked with advising the Secretary of Commerce, the Department of Transportation, and other U.S. agencies on supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses.

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What's Changed on the LA Waterfront?

The LA Waterfront has changed dramatically over the last decade, and there is still more to come. This video highlights the milestones that demonstrate the Port of Los Angeles' commitment to the community with projects that provide additional open space and encourage public access.

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Upcoming Board Meeting of the
Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners:
Thurs., March 2, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Port Administration Building
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

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