• Port of Hueneme Welcomes First Post-Panamax Ship, M/V Thalatta

    The maiden voyage of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines’ M/V Thallata, a high efficiency Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) HERO class vessel, marked the beginning of a new era for the Port of Hueneme. A new, larger class of vessels identified as Post Panamax, based on the historic width of the Panama Canal…


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  • Former Naval Complex Transferred to the City of Long Beach to Support the Port’s Cargo Operations

    On Tuesday, August 30th, representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and California Environmental Protection Agency, along with City of Long Beach and Port of Long Beach officials celebrated the transfer of 125 acres of the former Naval Complex to the city’s Harbor Department. The transferred land…


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  • Planning Begins for Wharf Repairs at the Port of Redwood City

    The Port of Redwood City will begin a $6.6 million improvement project to Wharves 3 and 4 in 2017. Project priority will be given to fender repairs, protecting vessels and dock structures from damage when maneuvering at berth. The system of new fenders will extend the useful life of…


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  • Port of Oakland Keeping Extended Night Hours

    Following their successful three-month pilot program, the Port of Oakland will continue to operate with extended night hours. After the unexpected closure of the Outer Harbor Terminal operated by Ports America, the port required a solution to manage cargo movement with one less terminal available. Operating hours were extended…


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  • Humboldt Bay Undergoes High Priority Dredging Project

    Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) recently visited the Port of Humboldt Bay to observe dredging operations in progress easing shallow water conditions.  Heavy rainfall during the last winter has led to sediment deposits in the bay restricting larger vessels from entering the port.  The Congressman acknowledged the importance of…


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  • Solar Installation Beings at Port of San Diego’s Cruise Ship Terminal

    The Port of San Diego is installing a 167-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the roof of its primary cruise ship terminal, which is expected to offset approximately 70 percent of the building’s energy consumption. The 630 panel system is also anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 187 metric tons…


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  • The Port of Long Beach Supports Community Organizations with over $737,000 in Sponsorships

    The Port of Long Beach’s community sponsorship program continues to support diverse, local organizations throughout the city. In May, the Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded $359,795, bringing the port’s sponsorship total to over $737,000 for FY2015. The record year supported 159 events representing the arts, environment, social justice, and…


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  • Port of Hueneme Experiences Record Employment Growth

    The Port of Hueneme, a commercial trade gateway for niche cargo on the West Coast, has experienced record economic growth since 2012, adding over 3,600 jobs raising the employment total to over 13,600.  The data stems from the Port’s recently released Economic Assessment prepared by Martin Associates, a firm…


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  • Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan Released

    The Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) was released on Tuesday, May 3rd. According to the CSFAP website, the Plan is an ambitious statewide effort to improve freight efficiency and transition the freight transport system to zero-emission technologies, while continuing to support California’s economy. In July 2015,…


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  • Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project Begins

    Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P., a privately held professional breakbulk cargo-handling company, and the Port of Los Angeles have committed to launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project – a display of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a marine terminal designed to generate all required energy needs from…


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