PORT OF LOS ANGELES SUCCESSFULLY HANDLES 17,000 PASSENGERS, THREE CRUISE SHIPS ON BUSIEST DAY EVER
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — NOVEMBER 23, 2009 — “On a picturesque Southern California Sunday, more than 17,000 passengers moved in and out of the World Cruise Center, marking the busiest cruise day in the history of The Port of Los Angeles.
Three majestic cruise ships – The Golden Princess, The Star Princess and The Mariner of the Seas – spent the day unloading and loading passengers. At one point in the late afternoon, two blimps hovered over the three cruise ships, making for a remarkable sight.
“This was a day for the Port of Los Angeles to shine,” said Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “Considering the number of people who came through, the logistics went remarkably well.”
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.
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