• 2018 January 13 20:16

    Port of Long Beach releases rail facility study

    The Port of Long Beach has released the final study for a proposal to redevelop a rail yard within the Harbor District to move cargo faster and with fewer environmental impacts, the company said in its press release.

    The proposed Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility would shift more cargo to “on-dock rail,” which places containers directly on trains at marine terminals. Currently, the ability to build long trains is limited due to the lack of adequate yard tracks and the configuration of mainline tracks.

    The Pier B facility would change this by providing track space to join together trains assembled at terminals. No cargo trucks would visit the facility, enhancing the environmental benefits of pushing more cargo to rail transportation. A 1-mile-long train can take as many as 750 trucks off the roadways. Additionally, the rail facility would be operated by Pacific Harbor Line, a switching railroad that has converted its fleet to clean diesel locomotives that reduce air pollution and save fuel. View a video about the project here.

    “Building longer trains within the Port would lessen local traffic congestion related to goods movement,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “This facility is vital to meet our environmental goals while helping us stay competitive and power the city’s economy.”

    The Harbor Commission will consider the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility during its regular meeting on Jan. 22. The study analyzes the environmental impacts of the proposed development, and the mitigation measures that would be used to address those impacts. The draft EIR was released Dec. 15, 2016. Port staff held a series of public meetings and solicited comments from stakeholders. All comments received have been responded to in the final EIR.

    If the Commission approves the document, the Port will continue to stay engaged with the community as the project progresses. The Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility would be located southwest of Anaheim Street and Interstate 710.




2018 July 23

18:06 Teekay Offshore Partners announces appointment of new CFO
17:36 Cammell Laird led partnership wins £1.5m Government tender for electron beam welding research
17:06 APL's President Kennedy makes maiden vessel call at Yokohama
16:46 Fincantieri to build two next-generation cruise ships for Princes Cruises
16:15 Fistuca uses Maasvlakte 2 as a testing location for the innovative BLUE Piling technology
15:50 DCT Gdansk extends Collective Agreement for two years
15:08 Russia and Korea to establish a joint center of marine technologies and start local production of shipboard equipment
15:04 Wärtsilä to provide comprehensive optimised maintenance for Virgin Voyages
14:55 Damen Shipyards Group assumes operational control at Mangalia shipyard
13:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,093 in RF spot market
13:02 North-Western Shipping Company carried 2.5 million tonnes of cargo in HI’18, down 7.5% YoY
12:33 Torqeedo powers electric passenger vessels at new Vinpearl resort in Vietnam
11:39 Parade lineup being formed in Vladivostok for Russian Navy Day
11:00 M/V “LITTLE WIND” - IMO 8863018 refused access to the Paris MoU region for the second time
10:24 Crude oil futures prices decline 0.18% to $72.92 in London and 0.34% to $68.03 in New York
10:14 Keppel Offshore & Marine bags contracts worth S$70M in Brazil and Singapore
10:06 M/V “FORWARD” - IMO 8231007 refused access to the Paris MoU region
09:58 Gothenburg port Authority starts major eelgrass replanting project
09:43 Fincantieri starts building second ship for Virgin Voyages
09:34 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1689 points

2018 July 21

13:18 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southapmton
11:12 Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

2018 July 20

18:28 Fincantieri Marinette Marine: The US Gov't awards contract within the MMSC Programme for Saudi Arabia
18:12 Management of Palmali to pay backdated wages to crews of four vessels staying off Rostov-on-Don port
18:10 CMA CGM: new FAK rates from Asia to Pakistan - India - Sri Lanka
17:58 Crowley takes delivery of first LNG-powered ConRo ship serving Puerto Rico
16:38 Equinor UK extends Safe Boreas contract by 1 month at Marinerd
16:07 MOL hosts tour of cutting-edge car carrier on Marine Day for 360 students and families
15:21 Historical crab quota distribution principle is not effective enough – Rosrybolovstvo
15:02 Wärtsilä's BWMS successfully tested for global compliance
14:27 BP ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production
14:02 High-tech automotive quality control measures installed at the Port of Southampton
13:29 Seadrill receives ABS MPD™ notation enabling safer deepwater drilling
13:00 Severnaya Verf lays down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 for fishing fleet of Karelia
12:17 Icebreaking LNG carrier "Vladimir Rusanov" first call ceremony at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal
12:16 GD NASSCO shipyard gets DDG 76 drydocking contract
11:48 HELCOM shares its insights on marine litter and management of sea areas
11:23 Wärtsilä's half year financial report January-June 2018
11:02 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:39 Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects
10:16 MPC Container Ships to acquire 1,740teu boxship
09:55 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.78, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $68.33
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,657 points

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean