Operation "Big Squirt," a water injection program, halts subsidence.
Construction begins on Piers J and F.
Sea-Land Services, a U.S.-flagged shipping company, begins operations at their Pier G container terminal in Long Beach.
The carrier is the first to offer an innovative cargo handling system called containerization. Started on the U.S. East Coast in 1956, containerization places cargo in shipping containers, or steel boxes, for transport on trucks to seaport docks. Containers are loaded onto vessels, transported and off-loaded at their destination. Containerization revolutionizes the shipping industry.
Piers J and F are completed and add 310 acres of landfill to Long Beach. The project requires 3.35 million tons of rock and 30 million cubic yards of hydraulic fill. The landfill expansion is the world's largest at that time.