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Video Show Takes the 'Pulse of the Port'

Making tracks, cleaning trucks, rebuilding terminals in Long Beach

January 3, 2012

See Port of Long Beach operations from top to bottom in the latest episode of the award-winning video program "Pulse of the Port" as it examines the Clean Trucks Program, an emergency response to a major train derailment, the building of a billion-dollar shipping terminal, and more.

The Port and its partners proved ready for the challenge when a major train derailment recently threatened to stall cargo movement. See how the railroads and the Port put business back on track. Click here.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, the last of the older trucks will be barred from service at the Port of Long Beach, thanks to the Port’s groundbreaking Clean Trucks Program. Since late 2008, the innovative program has slashed truck-related air pollution by 90 percent by requiring that only newer trucks work at the Port. Click here.

A new proposal to add a grain export facility to a Port of Long Beach terminal would create local jobs and boost oversea shipments of U.S products. With worldwide demand for grain and other agricultural products on the rise, the proposal’s timing is excellent. Click here.

The Middle Harbor Redevelopment project continues to progress, with the building of a foundation for a new wharf and work on the electrical infrastructure. Click here.

Each year the Port grants about $60,000 in scholarships to local high school and college students who have demonstrated academic excellence in pursuing studies in fields related to international trade and goods movement. The funds allow students to plan for careers in the shipping industry. Click here.

See all Port of Long Beach videos at www.youtube.com/PortofLongBeach.

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