Growing Latin American Trade and More in Latest 'Pulse'
New episode of award-winning video series now playing
February 4, 2013
The latest episode of the Port of Long Beach's award-winning "Pulse of the Port" series makes its first stop at Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services, which routes cargo to destinations all over North America.
From there we take a look at trade with Latin America. As the economies of countries like Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia expand, trade with the region is predicted to grow in coming years and the Port of Long Beach is poised to take advantage of that growth. Click here.
Growing trade means expanding the Port's infrastructure. Construction has officially begun on the $1 billion project to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge. The new bridge will accommodate more traffic and will also allow the most modern ships to enter the Port's back channels. Meanwhile, work at the Port's Middle Harbor project has entered a new phase. Click here.
Refrigerated containers -- "reefers" -- keep perishable goods from produce to blood plasma fresh on long ocean voyages. Long Beach Container Terminal gives us a demonstration, and Matson Navigation shows how it uses reefers to keep Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia supplied. Click here.
Finally, "Pulse" explores the big blue buildings on Pier G, used to store petroleum coke, an important source of energy around the world. Metro Ports' sheds and enclosed conveyors allow the coke to be loaded onto vessels quickly, efficiently, and -- most importantly -- cleanly. 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 on 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.