The latest installment of the award-winning "Pulse of the Port" video series takes you on board a trans-Pacific car carrier and looks at some of the ways the Port of Long Beach is transforming the local landscape.
Years ago, imported cars were unloaded off ships using unwieldy ropes, pulleys and crates. Now, thanks to "RO-RO" -- or roll-on, roll-off -- vessels, cars are driven onto the docks by longshore workers quickly and safely. We see the "RO-RO" operation at work at SSA Marine on Piers B and F. Click here.
Then, as part of its commitment to the environment, the Port is sponsoring two projects to transform the local landscape. First, we look at a beautification and repaving project along Anaheim Street near the harbor, and then we travel to the Colorado Lagoon to look at the renovation of this important coastal resource. Click here.
After a quick look at Pier S, undeveloped land that the Port is planning to turn into a new cargo terminal, we move to adjacent Pier T, where the largest cargo vessels ever to call in North America have been docking lately. MSC's massive Fabiola, Altair and Beatrice move containers more efficiently, benefiting businesses, consumers and the environment. We also learn more about railroad jobs at the Port. Click here.
And finally, the Port's community forum series, Let's Talk Port, recently went aboard the Queen Mary to talk to Long Beach's oldest and largest service club, Rotary. And the Port hosted third-graders from Garfield Elementary as part of the Long Beach Arts Council's Eye on Design program, where students learn about public art as well as the careers available in design and related fields. Click here.
For the whole Pulse of the Port lineup, watch below or see the program in its entirety on Long Beach Television Channel 3 Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at noon. Verizon subscribers can catch the program on Channel 21.
You can find the Pulse of the Port video archive at www.polb.com/pulse.