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Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup promised in his second annual State of the Port address Thursday to carry forward his vision of the Port of the Future — a model of faster, cleaner and safer goods movement that benefits and protects the local economy, the community and the environment.
Watch the address at www.polb.com/stateoftheport.
As part of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, eastbound Ocean Boulevard between the Desmond Bridge and downtown Long Beach will be closed for up to 36 months starting Wednesday, Jan. 27. Through traffic will take a short detour using Pico Avenue to rejoin Ocean Boulevard into downtown.
Propelled by six consecutive months of rising cargo volumes in the final two quarters of 2015, the Port of Long Beach recovered from systemic congestion and cargo diversion in the first quarter to deliver one of its strongest results on record. For only the third time in its 105-year history, Long Beach topped 7 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units, a standard container unit) during the year.