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A Bridge to the World: State of the Port Virtual Address

The Port of Long Beach’s annual State of the Port address this year tells the story of how the Port of Long Beach mobilized to overcome the challenges of the global pandemic to record its best year ever, moving ahead with ambitious environmental initiatives and opening an iconic West Coast bridge.

Available on demand at www.polb.com/stateoftheport, the virtual address features Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna.

Last year proved to be a year like no other. The Port – along with its many partners — faced and overcame many challenges. Shipments dropped in the first half of the year only to rise to record levels in the second half. The Port expedited shipments of medical supplies, distributed PPE, and opened a COVID-19 testing center right in the Harbor District. The Port opened a massive new bridge, welcome the world’s biggest ships and brought in new business.

Watch the 2021 State of the Port to experience the full story.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $170 billion in trade annually, supporting more than 575,000 Southern California jobs.

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