Latest 'Pulse of the Port' Looks at Port on the Move
New episode of award-winning video series now playing
November 16, 2012
Keeping things moving — cargo, ships, trains and more — is our job here at the Port of Long Beach. The latest installment of our award-winning "Pulse of the Port" video series takes a look at the different ways we're moving into the future.
First, we visit the construction site for the Port's new Maintenance Facility. Located across the street from the Port's Administration Building, this state-of-the-art green facility will replace our current maintenance yard, which must move to make way for the $1 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. The Maintenance Facility and the bridge are part of the Port's massive, $4.5 billion infrastructure investment over the next 10 years. From there we travel to Total Terminals International, which had a record "Big Ship" day recently. Click here.
One of the most important methods of moving cargo at the Port is by rail; each fully-loaded train trip takes 280 to 750 trucks off our roads, plus trains move goods more efficiently than trucks, cutting pollution. New rail projects at the Port, beginning with the Green Port Gateway, will boost rail capacity and eliminate bottlenecks. Click here.
To show the public the importance of rail operations and rail expansion as we move into the future, the Port welcomed nearly 3,000 people to tour the Port by train recently. Attendees got an opportunity for a rare insider's look at shipping terminals and other facilities from Metrolink trains. Another way the Port looks toward the future is by boosting the role of women in international trade, a role celebrated by nearly 200 women — from students to logistics industry veterans — at a recent lunch event presented by the Port. Click here.
Finally, the Port of Long Beach helps drive the economy both at home and abroad. One way the Port helps local businesses improve their economic circumstances is through education. The Port regularly sponsors seminars to teach local companies to expand their markets through exports. A recent seminar and business forum both focused on Free Trade Agreements and how to take advantage of their benefits. Click here.
For the whole Pulse of the Port lineup, watch below or watch 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.