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March 2013

What's ahead

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ghost fish Local artist's sculpture honors Port's fishing history

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What's ahead for 2013

table of contents New Rail Yard 


Ghost Fish


City Dock Marine Center 5 People Profile


Port Police Cadet Program


Building on our 2012 successes – which included reduced air pollutants and new attractions on the LA Waterfront – 2013 looks to be another strong year for the Port of Los Angeles. Our goals for 2013: sharpen our competitive edge, build on strong relationships with our employees and stakeholders, and fine-tune financial practices to maintain our position as America's No. 1 trade gateway. We plan to make major investments in operations with our 2012-13 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $954.1 million. Our planned investments include $132 million in development projects at existing terminals and $80.4 million for roadway and rail transportation improvements.

upcoming events

Last year's successful opening of the Battleship Iowa and CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles attracted a new mix of visitors to the LA Waterfront and we plan to build on this momentum. We have dedicated $19.2 million to waterfront development projects, including the Downtown Harbor Project. For an update on the exciting plans for a marine research center along the LA Waterfront, turn to Page 5.

1st Thursday ArtWalk in San Pedro's Historic Downtown Business District

Our planned capital improvements will likely provide a significant boost in the local economy, generating about 4,640 jobs with another 1,864 jobs supported by our budget.

The first Thursday of every month year-round 5-9 p.m. 6th and Mesa Streets, Downtown San Pedro

Free Public Boat Tours at the Port of Los Angeles in Celebration of World Trade Week

We will plan to continue our commitment to environmental stewardship. We apportioned approximately $16.1 million on green initiatives, which covers Clean Air Action Plan measures that target exhaust from ships, trains, trucks, harbor craft and cargo-handling equipment; Vessel Speed Reduction Program; and Environmental Ship Index program, which encourages shipping lines to deploy their cleanest vessels to Los Angeles. You'll hear more about our plans in this newsletter, which we've revamped for 2013 with a new look and name. We hope you like the new changes. While the Port's budget covers one year, our focus is long-term. With our 2012-2017 Strategic Plan, we have a multi-year road map to guide our activities to ensure we remain competitive, continue to generate local jobs and add value to the community.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free, 60-minute narrated boat tours of the Port of Los Angeles.

questions? Call us at (310) SEA-PORT or visit us online at

Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles Board of harbor commisioners Cindy Miscikowski, President David Arian, Vice President Robin Kramer, Commissioner Douglas P. Krause, Commisioner Dr. Sung Won Sohn, Commisioner

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Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz and L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa at groundbreaking.

New Rail Yard Will Increase Efficiency, Create Jobs, Improve Environment In a leap forward for efficient cargo movement, work has begun on a new $137 million project to expand on-dock rail transport at the Port of Los Angeles.

Construction of the West Basin Railyard at Berth 200 in Wilmington will generate about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs. When completed, the new yard will help move cargo more safely and efficiently by train, reduce truck traffic on roads and freeways and improve regional air quality while strengthening the Port of Los Angeles’ position as the No. 1 trade gateway.

The project also enables rail space at the TraPac container terminal to serve as TraPac’s future on-dock rail facility. With completion of $365 million in rail, roadway and terminal improvements at TraPac over the next three years, TraPac will join the other seven container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles that offer shippers the speedto-market advantage of on-dock rail.

“This project creates jobs, reduces pollution and makes our city a better place to live, work and do business,” L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa said at the January groundbreaking event.

The project will be built in two phases:

Key benefits of the project include: • Removal of two at-grade rail-roadway crossings that are impediments between the community and the waterfront area • $1 billion in annual revenue for the state by 2030 • 2,300 daily truck trips eliminated from the Long Beach and Harbor freeways

• Phase one involves construction of new yard and support tracks for TraPac and China Shipping/West Basin Container terminals; double track connections to the Alameda Corridor and national rail network; and road improvements. • Phase two begins in 2013 and includes final rail network connections and vehicle overpasses to eliminate grade crossings for safe, more efficient flow of truck and commuter traffic. Completion of both phases is anticipated in 2014. Federal and state funding pay for about $89 million of the project and the Port will provide approximately $48 million.

community voice "One of the reasons we just bought a house in San Pedro is because I know they are revamping the waterfront. I can see that it's revitalizing, so I want to be a part of it." – Candace Helm, graphic artist, San Pedro

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Ghost fish

Local artist's sculpture honors Port's fishing history

A “Ghost Fish” inhabits the San Pedro waterfront like spirit testimony of a bygone era of commercial fishing. Hollowed out and inverted, the 40-foot artistic sculpture of a bluefin tuna is public art underscoring the precarious balance between people and nature. “This magnificent sculpture is a fitting tribute to San Pedro’s long history as a commercial fishing hub and center of maritime commerce,” said L.A. Harbor Commission President Cindy Miscikowski. Unveiled in December, it hangs from tall pilings on display in the new 1.5-acre Southern Pacific Slip Public Plaza near Berth 73. It’s part of the renewal occurring on the LA Waterfront as more visitor attractions and activities celebrate the city’s maritime connection. Los Angeles-based artist Carl Cheng used stainless steel fishing net molded in the shape of a see-through tuna which is filled with artifacts from commercial fishing. The fish eye houses a video screen that projects the image of passersby. Cheng, who has installed numerous public art displays across California, said “the large tuna catches during the 1930s by San Pedro and Terminal Island commercial fishermen were the real inspiration.”

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The plaza also features 22 large wooden benches, which resemble piers or wharfs, by San Pedro artist and woodworker Harold Green. The Port established a public art program in 2004 as part of a master plan to revitalize the waterfront. “It’s yet another way that we’re creating an experience, a destination and a sense of place for Port area residents and visitors,” said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. Commercial fishing once was an economic engine for Southern California. At its height, about 200 boats and 2,000 fishermen hauled in tons of tuna and sardines daily while 18 canneries provided jobs for 17,000 people. The industry was a major employer and fishing

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was so important to the regional economy that the Los Angeles County seal includes a tuna. But high operating costs, poor catches and foreign competition resulted in most operations closing by the 1970s and today only a small, determined fleet of commercial fishermen ply local waters – chasing schools of fish like ghosts.

"This magnificent sculpture is a fitting tribute to San Pedro’s long history as a commercial fishing hub and center of maritime commerce.” – Cindy Miscikowski L.A. Harbor Commission President

City Dock marine center Plans for a state-of-the-art marine research center at the Port of L.A. Waterfront received a boost with approval of a key environmental document last year. The action by the L.A. Harbor Commission in October signals another step toward transforming City Dock No. 1, the Port’s oldest municipal pier, into an epicenter for ocean studies. The goal is to create a waterfront research institute where leading researchers and entrepreneurs can collaborate on solutions to environmental and maritime industry challenges. Many Southern California organizations are involved in marine research, yet their operations are scattered between Monterey and San Diego and often lack big waterfront facilities or the ability to berth large research ships. “This is a transformational project that would further diversify the Port job base and bring new opportunities to our harbor communities,” said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz. The plan calls for a 28-acre campus for marine research, education, business development and green technology. The anchor tenant would be the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), a consortium of Occidental College, USC, UCLA and several California State Universities. The SCMI now occupies a smaller site at Berth 260 on Terminal Island. The first phase, estimated at $63 million, would involve converting a warehouse at Berth 57 into a new location for SCMI. Additional elements include a public interpretive center, auditorium and lecture hall. The second phase, estimated at $353 million, would involve renovating Berths 58-60 for research as a marine science business park/incubator. There are plans for state and federal agency facilities and a large natural seawater tank for scientific and commercial research.

Artist rendition of the proposed Marine Center Next steps involve finding funds for the project. Last year, the L.A. Harbor Commission supported development of an independent non-profit corporation to identify potential funding and tenants. The project would breathe new life into a historic section of the Port, bringing more knowledge-based job opportunities to the area. Once operational, the center would be a major economic engine, generating hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in annual wages and taxes. on the la waterfront | March 2013


People profile: PEGGY FORRESTER

Fiber arts and jewelry maker at CRAFTED

The power of creativity, conjuring an idea from thin air and making it new and beautiful, powers artist Peggy Forrester. It is the same vision behind CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, a new marketplace rich with artisinal creations. Forrester moved into the CRAFTED warehouse to launch a business called Nagare (translates as flow of life in Japanese) and a new career. That was in August and since then her business has flourished; she’s tripled her space at CRAFTED and looks forward to a prosperous new year. She says the Port has captivated her since she was a kid when her father worked there. She wants to be part of the entertainment and recreation revival underway on the LA Waterfront.

“When I came down, I just had to be a part of it. I had trouble finding a job so I decided to move in down here and make it my career,” said Forrester, 54, of Harbor City. “We’re excited about CRAFTED because we’re at the beginning here and we want to be part of what it’s going to turn into. We have a lot of faith the waterfront is heading in the right direction,’’ she said. She makes specialty yarns as well as bracelets, necklaces, purses, hats, scarves and towels. About 100 small business vendors occupy the old warehouse at land’s end, 110 East 22nd Street in San Pedro. It’s open Friday through Sunday; parking and admission are free. For details, visit

community voice "I like to come to Ports O' Call Village for the food, especially shrimp fajitas. It's a good place to come for a lot of reasons and it can be even better if they add cooler stores and attractions." – Matt Russo, Caregiver, San Pedro


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Zuri Myles and Malcolm Watkins

Port police cadet program Playing bad guys wasn’t what a pair of police cadets had in mind, but the recent training exercise in an old warehouse at the Port of L.A. proved the most fun so far in the fledging careers of two young law enforcement recruits. Malcolm Watkins, 20, of Carson and Zuri Myles, 20, of Long Beach joined the Los Angeles Port Police Department last May as trainees as a part of L.A. Harbor College program. Students apply to be cadets, and if selected, they earn a paying job with the department as well as tuition assistance until they graduate. This year, seven young people are cadets, according to Capt. Mike Graychik, who oversees the department’s professional development and training division. In the training exercise, Watkins and Myles played menacing shooters that Port officers subdued. They also get to participate in air and sea patrols, help with crowd control, run errands and learn the basics of working in law enforcement, including marching, radio codes, report writing and physical fitness. “They don’t work in dangerous situations and they add a lot of value,” Graychik said. “They free up officers who would have to do the things they do, so it’s efficient and cost-effective. And the cadets learn discipline, they understand the hierarchy of the organization, they wear a uniform and learn how to carry themselves and be professional.” The Port Police protect both people and property by patrolling the harbor and adjacent communities. Watkins said that mission holds special appeal. “The department is like the Port’s army because if the

“The program will always be an important part of my life. It has given me a lot of discipline and respect that comes from putting on a uniform and knowing you represent someone who takes care of the community. I will have a lot of joy knowing I was a part of that.” – Zuri Myles, L.A. Port Police Cadet

Port goes down, it affects the whole country. It’s a big responsibility because you’re not just protecting the Port and its customers, but protecting America and its economy as well,” he said. As they begin their last semester at Harbor College, Watkins and Myles plan to transfer to California State Universities. She’s considering becoming a homicide detective; he’s thinking about environmental engineering or law enforcement. Said Myles: “The program will always be an important part of my life. It has given me a lot of discipline and respect that comes from putting on a uniform and knowing you represent someone who takes care of the community. I will have a lot of joy knowing I was a part of that.” On the la waterfront | March 2013


¿Qué viene para el año 2013?

Tabla de Contenidos Nueva Terminal Ferroviaria  Ghost Fish

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Programa de Cadetes de la Policía del Puerto 11

Próximos Eventos Caminata Artística de los Primeros Jueves en la Zona Comercial del Centro Histórico de San Pedro El primer Jueves de cada mes todo el año de 5-9 p.m. 6th y Mesa Streets, Centro de San Pedro

Recorridos Gratuitos en Barco para el Público en del Puerto de Los Ángeles para Celebrar la Semana del Comercio Mundial Sábado 18 de mayo de 2013 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Atracadero 84, contiguo al Museo Marítimo de Los Ángeles, Centro Comunitario Banning's Landing, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington, Paseos Narrados Gratuitos en Barco con una duración de 60 minutos en el Puerto de Los Ángeles.

¿Preguntas? Llame at (310) SEA-PORT o visitinos al

Continuando con nuestros éxitos del 2012, – que incluyeron menos sustancias contaminantes en el aire y nuevas atracciones en la Zona Costera de Los Ángeles – el 2013 parece ser otro año fuerte para el Puerto de Los Ángeles. Nuestras metas para el año 2013: agudizar nuestro lado competitivo, construir relaciones fuertes con nuestros empleados y socios y ajustar nuestras prácticas financieras para mantener nuestra posición como la entrada comercial número uno de Estados Unidos. Planeamos hacer grandes inversiones en las operaciones con nuestro presupuesto del año fiscal (FY) para la vigencia del 2012-2013 de aproximadamente $954.1 millones de dólares. Las inversiones planeadas incluyen $132 millones en proyectos de desarrollo en las terminales existentes y $80.4 millones para mejorar las calzadas y el transporte en ferrocarril. La exitosa inauguración del Battleship Iowa y CRAFTED en el Puerto de Los Ángeles atrajo una nueva mezcla de visitantes a la Zona Costera de Los Ángeles y planeamos aprovechar este momento. Hemos dedicado $19.2 millones a los proyectos de desarrollo de la zona costera incluyendo el Proyecto del Puerto Central. Nuestras mejoras de capital planificadas probablemente darán un impulso significativo en la economía local, generando alrededor de 4.640 empleos con otros 1.864 puestos de trabajo financiados con nuestro presupuesto. Planeamos continuar nuestro compromiso con la protección del medio ambiente. Asignamos aproximadamente $ 16,1 millones en iniciativas ambientales, que abarcan medidas del Plan de Acción para en Aire Limpio dirigidas a los tubos de escape de barcos, trenes, camiones, embarcaciones de puerto y equipos de manipulación de carga; el Programa de Reducción de Velocidad de Embarcaciones y el programa Índice de Sostenibilidad Ambiental (ESI), que invita a las líneas navieras a desplegar sus buques más limpios en Los Ángeles. Pronto sabrán más de nuestros planes en este boletín, que hemos renovado para el 2013 con una nueva imagen y nombre. Esperamos que les gusten los nuevos cambios. Aunque el presupuesto del Puerto cubre un año, nuestro objetivo es a largo plazo. Con nuestro Plan Estratégico para el 2012-2017, tenemos un plan para varios años que guiará nuestras actividades para garantizar que seguiremos siendo competitivos, generando empleos locales y agregando valor a la comunidad.

Doctora Geraldine Knatz Directora Ejecutiva, Puerto de Los Ángeles Comisionados de la Junta del Puerto

El Boletín de la Zona Costera de Los Ángeles es publicado por la División de Relaciones Públicas del Puerto

Cindy Miscikowski, Presidente

Revise la página web del Puerto para más información sobre estadísticas, desarrollo, anuncios y más en

David Arian, Vice Presidente Robin Kramer, Comisionado Douglas P. Krause, Comisionado Dr. Sung Won Sohn, Comisionado


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La información grabada sobre los eventos especiales del Puerto se encuentra llamando al (800) 831-PORT (7678) Como entidad cubierta bajo el Título II de la Ley de Norteamericanos con Discapacidades, la Ciudad de Los Ángeles no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y, previa solicitud, proporcionará alojamiento razonable para garantizar la igualdad de acceso a sus programas, servicios y actividades.

Nueva Terminal Ferroviaria Mejorará el Rendimiento, Generará Empleo, Mejorará el Medio Ambiente En un avance para el movimiento de carga eficiente, se ha iniciado un nuevo proyecto de $137 millones para expandirse en el muelle del transporte ferroviario en el Puerto de Los Ángeles.

La construcción de la Terminal Ferroviaria West Basin en el Atracadero 200 en Wilmington generará unos 2.000 empleos directos e indirectos. Cuando esté terminada, la nueva terminal ayudará a mover la carga de forma más segura y eficiente en tren, reducirá el tráfico de camiones en las carreteras y autopistas y mejorar la calidad del aire en la región, al tiempo que fortalecerá la posición del Puerto de Los Ángeles como la entrada comercial número uno. "Este proyecto genera empleo, reduce la contaminación y hace de nuestra ciudad un mejor lugar para vivir, trabajar y hacer negocios," dijo el Alcalde de Los Ángeles, el Señor Villaraigosa, en el evento de inicio de obra de enero. Algunos beneficios del proyecto incluyen: • La eliminación de dos cruces de carretera y vía ferroviaria a nivel que son impedimentos entre la comunidad y la zona costera. • $1000 millones en ingresos anuales para el Estado en el año 2030 • 2.300 viajes diarios de camiones eliminados de las autopistas de Long Beach y Harbor • El proyecto también permitirá un espacio ferroviario en la

terminal de contenedores TraPac que servirá como futura instalación ferroviaria de TraPac en el muelle. Con el uso de los $ 365 millones en mejoras de ferrocarril, carreteras y terminales en TraPac en los próximos tres años, TraPac se unirá a los otros siete terminales de contenedores en el Puerto de Los Ángeles que ofrecen a las compañías navieras la ventaja de velocidad de salida al mercado del ferrocarril en el muelle. El proyecto se construirá en dos fases: • La primera fase comprende la construcción de pistas de apoyo y patios nuevos para las terminales de contenedores TraPac y China Shipping/West Basin, conexiones de doble trazado en el Corredor Alameda y la red ferroviaria nacional y mejoramientos a las carreteras de acceso. • La segunda fase comienza en el 2013 y comprende conexiones finales de la red ferroviaria y pasos elevados para vehículos para eliminar los cruces a nivel para un flujo de camiones seguro y más eficiente y tránsito de personas. La culminación de las dos fases se planea para el año 2014. • Los fondos federales y estatales pagan alrededor de $ 89 millones del proyecto y el Puerto proporcionará aproximadamente $ 48 millones.

Voces de la Comunidad "Una de las razones por las que acabamos de comprar una casa en San Pedro es porque sé que están renovando la zona costera. Puedo ver que se está revitalizando, así que quiero ser parte de ello." – Candace Helm, artista gráfico, San Pedro

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Ghost fish

Escultura de artista local honra la historia pesquera del Puerto.

Un "Pez Fantasma" habita la zona costera de San Pedro como testimonio espiritual de una época pasada de la pesca comercial. Hueca e invertida, la escultura artística de 40 pies, un atún de aleta azul hace parte del arte público que subraya el precario equilibrio entre las personas y la naturaleza. "Esta magnífica escultura es un homenaje a la larga historia de San Pedro como centro de pesca comercial y centro de comercio marítimo", dijo la presidente de la Comisión del Puerto de Los Ángeles Cindy Miscikowski. Inaugurada en diciembre, la escultura cuelga de altos pilotes en exhibición en la nueva Plaza Pública Southern Pacific Slip de 1.5 acres cerca del Atracadero 73. Es parte de la renovación que ocurre en la zona costera al tiempo que otras atracciones y actividades para los visitantes celebran la conexión marítima de la ciudad. Ghost Fish 107


El artista Carl Cheng, radicado en Los Ángeles, utilizó una red de pesca de acero inoxidable moldeada en la forma de un atún por el que se puede ver de un lado a otro. Está cubierto de artefactos de pesca comercial. El ojo del pescado también alojará una cámara que proyectará la imagen de los transeúntes en el ojo del pez. Cheng, quien ha instalado numerosas exhibiciones de arte público en todo California, dijo que "las grandes capturas de atún durante la década de 1930 por parte de

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los pescadores de San Pedro y Terminal Island fueron la inspiración real." La plaza también cuenta con 22 bancas grandes de madera, que se asemejan a muelles o embarcaderos, del artista y carpintero de San Pedro, Harold Green. El puerto estableció un programa de arte público en 2004 como parte de un plan maestro para revitalizar la zona costera. "Es otra forma de crear una experiencia, un destino y un sentido de pertenencia para los residentes y visitantes de la zona del Puerto y visitantes", dijo la Directora Ejecutiva Portuaria Geraldine Knatz. La pesca comercial fue una vez el motor económico para el Sur de California. En su apogeo, alrededor de 200 embarcaciones y 2.000 pescadores atraparon toneladas de atún y sardinas diariamente mientras que 18 fábricas de enlatados dieron empleo a 17.000 personas. La industria fue el principal empleador y la pesca fue tan importante para la economía regional que el sello del Condado de Los Ángeles incluye un atún. Pero los altos costos de operación, las pescas escasas y la competencia extranjera ocasionaron el cierre de la mayoría de las operaciones en la década de 1970 y en la actualidad sólo una pequeña y constante flota de pescadores locales comerciales surca las aguas locales persiguiendo cardúmenes de peces como fantasmas.

Programa de Cadetes de la Policía del Puerto Jugar a los chicos malos no era lo que un par de cadetes de policía tenía en mente, pero el reciente ejercicio de entrenamiento en un antiguo almacén en el Puerto de Los Ángeles resultó ser el más divertido hasta ahora en las incipientes carreras de dos jóvenes reclutas policías. Malcolm Watkins, de 20 años, de Carson y Zuri Myles, 20 años, de Long Beach se unieron al Departamento de Policía del Puerto de Los Ángeles en el pasado mes de mayo pasado como aprendices, como parte del Programa Universitario del Puerto de Los Ángeles. Los estudiantes hacen su solicitud para ser cadetes y si se son seleccionados consiguen un trabajo remunerado con el departamento, así como ayuda para la matrícula hasta que se gradúen. Este año, siete jóvenes son cadetes, dijo el capitán Mike Graychik, que supervisa el desarrollo profesional del departamento y la división de entrenamiento. En el ejercicio de entrenamiento, Watkins y Myles jugaron el papel de tiradores amenazantes que los oficiales del Puerto sometieron. También participan en las patrullas aéreas y marítimas, ayudan con el control de multitudes, hacen diligencias y aprenden lo básico de trabajar con las autoridades, incluyendo marchas, códigos de radio, redacción de informes y condición física. "No trabajan en situaciones peligrosas y añaden mucho valor", dijo Graychik. "Ellos liberan a los agentes que tendrían que hacer las cosas que ellos hacen, por lo que es más eficiente y rentable. Y los cadetes aprenden sobre disciplina, entienden la jerarquía de la organización, llevan un uniforme y aprenden a ser profesionales." La policía del Puerto protege a las personas y los bienes, patrullando el puerto y las comunidades adyacentes. Watkins dijo que la misión

"El programa siempre será una parte importante de mi vida. Me ha dado mucha disciplina y respeto que viene de ponerse un uniforme y saber que uno representa a alguien que cuida de la comunidad. Me voy a sentir feliz sabiendo que yo era parte de eso." – Zuri Myles, Cadete de la Policía del Puerto de Los Ángeles

tiene un atractivo especial. "El departamento es como el ejército del Puerto ya que si el Puerto baja, afecta a todo el país. Es una gran responsabilidad, ya que no sólo estamos protegiendo el puerto y sus clientes, sino que también protegemos a los Estados Unidos y su también economía", dijo. A medida que comienzan su último semestre en Harbor College, Watkins y Myles planean trasladarse a Universidades Estatales de California. Ella está pensando en convertirse en detective de homicidios, él está pensando en ingeniería ambiental u orden público. Dice Myles: "El programa siempre será una parte importante de mi vida. Me ha dado mucha disciplina y respeto que viene de ponerse un uniforme y saber que uno representa a alguien que cuida de la comunidad. Me voy a sentir feliz sabiendo que yo era parte de eso." on the la waterfront | marzo 2013


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New LA Waterfront website What’s happening on the LA Waterfront? Find out with a swift click on your computer at the new website, It’s a one-stop site for dining, events and attractions on the LA Waterfront. The Port's waterfront is undergoing a renaissance as new tenants and activities flourish. The website offers a calendar of events, latest news, pictures and more. Visit the website, then go to the LA Waterfront!

News at The Port Cargo Volumes Increase in 2012 For the third consecutive year, cargo container volumes increased year over year at the Port of Los Angeles. In 2012, volumes edged up 1.73 percent over 2011, with more than 8 million Twenty Foot Equivalent units (TEUs) passing through the docks at the nation’s busiest container port. Cargo terminals generate about 74 percent of Port revenues and tens of thousands of regional jobs. Container statistics dating back to 1995 can be found on the port’s website at Main Channel Deepening Project The Port's 15-year, $372 million Main Channel Deepening project is headed for completion this spring with approval of $7.5 million to wrap up channel dredging work critical to the Port’s ability to accommodate the world's largest cargo ships. “Channel deepening

has been our single-most important infrastructure priority,” said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. The Port’s main channel and ship-turning basins have been dredged to 53 feet; the final phase of the work involves completion of a shallow water habitat in the outer harbor. The Port’s container terminal tenants rely on deep water channels to move cargo. Veterans Day Battleship Iowa served as the backdrop for the first Veterans Appreciation Festival on Veterans Day last November. “It is just one way that the city and its citizens can show our appreciation and gratitude to those who have so bravely and selflessly served our country,” said L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The event was free with tours of the vessel offered to military families. The event included live music, a color guard and a kids play zone.

LA Waterfront Magazine Spring 2013  
LA Waterfront Magazine Spring 2013