State legislators will hear from port leaders, the California Retailers Association, labor advocates and at least one major railroad company.
Although the settlement amount represents only a fraction of the damages sought by the drivers, the group suing XPO Port Services considered the outcome a “stellar result,” according to court documents.
The Port of Long Beach had its second-busiest September on record last month, according to numbers the port released Thursday afternoon. However, an unprecedented number of vessels waiting off the coast to unload cargo has cast a shadow over the port’s success.
This marks the fifth consecutive year Long Beach has won the award—more than any other bureau or center.
Deepening the waterways, in some cases by as little as 4 feet, would allow some ships to enter and exit the Port of Long Beach much more quickly, ultimately lowering national transportation costs.
Record cargo imports have caused congestion at the port, leading experts to predict a shortage of popular gifting items—from electronics to clothing—just ahead of the holiday season.
The first ship to sail from Long Beach will be the Panorama, a 4,008-passenger vessel set to depart on a seven-day cruise down the Mexican Riviera.
The vacancy rate for office space was up only slightly from pre-pandemic times, according to data collected by CoStar, a leading provider of real estate data and analytics.
After stints as a vaccination site and a shelter for migrant children, the center is now reopening at full capacity as an event venue.
A survey by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance asked 606 local businesses, residents, property owners and visitors what should happen to parklets and street closures—and received mixed responses.
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