Port of Los Angeles 'Trade Connect' Program Earns Presidential 'E Star' Award
The Port of Los Angeles’ Trade Connect program has earned the nation’s highest honor for promoting American export trade, the President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service. The Port was among the 2013 honorees recognized for export sales or service during an “E” Award ceremony today at U.S Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Port of Los Angeles Hosts Free Public Boat Tours on May 18th
Thank you to the approximately 2,000 people who joined us on Saturday, May 18, for a free tour of the Port of Los Angeles as part of World Trade Week. We enjoyed hosting you and hope that you learned a few things about the nation’s busiest container port.
Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz Receives USC Alumni Merit Award
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC.
Marina Engine Exchange Program Offers Grants to Port of Los Angeles Boat Owners for New Motors
In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “three star”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower).
Port of Los Angeles Celebrates Completion of 10-Year, $370 Million Main Channel Deepening Project
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, together with elected officials and leaders from the Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today marked the completion of the Port’s Main Channel Deepening Project, a major milestone in the Port’s ongoing efforts to assure its global competitiveness, continued growth, and job creation.
New Air Monitoring Data Shows Lowest Levels of Diesel Exhaust Around Port of Los Angeles Since Collection of Data Began
New data from four air quality monitoring stations in and around the Port of Los Angeles show concentrations of elemental carbon in the Port area air fell in 2012 to the lowest levels since the Port began collecting data in 2005. Elemental carbon is used as an indicator of diesel particulate matter, or DPM, which is the soot produced by the combustion of diesel fuel.
New Website Showcases LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles for Tourist and Residents
A new website dedicated to the activities and attractions along the LA Waterfront has been launched by the Port of Los Angeles to help visitors and residents become better acquainted with the growing variety of things to do in and around the LA Harbor. The site, www.lawaterfront.org, features the LA Waterfront’s dining, shopping, historical landmarks, museums and the experience at the doorstep of America’s largest trade gateway.
Los Angeles Harbor Commission Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Railyard
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) intermodal railyard and approved a landmark rail infrastructure project that would increase the efficiency and competitiveness of moving containerized cargo through the nation’s busiest harbor complex to U.S. and global markets.
Port of Los Angeles Enters into Negotiations to Develop Ports O' Call Village
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has agreed to let Port of Los Angeles officials enter into exclusive negotiations with LA Waterfront Alliance — a collaboration between The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development — to redevelop the Ports O’Call Village, a 30-acre San Pedro waterfront property on the Port’s Main Channel and adjacent to San Pedro’s historic downtown business district.
Port of Los Angeles to begin Environmental Review Process for YTI Terminal Improvements
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved a resolution initiating an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on a proposed berth-improvement project by Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI). Start of the EIR process is the first step in YTlís proposed plan to deepen and improve its terminal facilities, allowing the terminal operator to accommodate next-generation vessels and increase cargo volume at its site.
Port of Los Angeles' Environmental Stewardship is the Subject of a New Children's Book
The Port of Los Angeles’ environmental programs and innovative green technologies are the focus of a new children’s book, A Cleaner Port. A Brighter Future. The Greening of the Port of Los Angeles (Cascade Pass). Written by Robyn C. Friend and Judith Love Cohen, the book is the sixth in a series of environmental children’s books dedicated to teaching youth about the importance of environmental conservation and preservation.
Port of Los Angeles Breaks Ground on $137.7 Million Railyard That Will Increase On-Dock Rail Efficiency, Reduce Congestion and Improve Environment
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground on a new intermodal storage railyard that will improve a vital link in the national freight network. The new yard will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor.
New Los Angeles Ordinance Streamlines Permit Process for Port-Related Construction
A newly passed Los Angeles ordinance will streamline the permitting process for future Port of Los Angeles construction projects, allowing the Port to remain competitive, ensure safety and forge ahead on its five-year, $1.2 billion Capital Improvement Plan that will create more than 19,000 one-year equivalent construction jobs.
Port of Los Angeles Paves the Way for Future Marine Research Center
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed redevelopment of City Dock No. 1 and approved the framework for bringing a world-class marine research center to the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.