Los Angeles: Long Beach port, one of the busiest in the US, could be due for substantial upgrades after harbour commissioners approved a $829m budget for the next fiscal year.
Of that sum, $555 million would be for capital investments such as the port’s major terminal redevelopment and bridge replacement projects.
Along with the nearby port of Los Angeles, Long Beach forms the major hub for west coast trade by sea. On its own, Long Beach is the second busiest US port, behind only its neighbour Los Angeles, and it handles around $180bn worth of trade annually.
It’s a gateway for trans-Pacific trade, dealing with 140 shipping lines and supporting thousands of jobs in Long Beach and Southern California generally.