Home biz brief BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Imports Increased, Exports Declined Through Port Of Long Beach In October

October was the third-busiest month in the Port of Long Beach’s 107-year history, port officials announced today. Overall cargo volumes increased 5.4% compared to the same month last year. Imported container traffic increased 7.4%, while exports declined by 5%, according to a port statement. The shipment of empty containers overseas increased by 8.5%. In total, 705,408 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo moved through the port in October.

$8 Million Grant Approved For Port Of Long Beach Project

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved an $8 million grant to Equilon Enterprises LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil, to develop a hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach. The station will service zero-emission, fuel cell-powered drayage trucks transporting cargo to and from the port. The facility will dispense enough fuel for 10 to 15 trucks per day, with hydrogen sourced from 100% renewable biogas. According to a press release from the CEC, promoting the use of zero-emission vehicles “will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution at the nation’s second busiest container port.”

Long Beach NAACP To Receive Award From American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) has awarded the Long Beach Branch NAACP its Law Day 2018 “outstanding activity award” for best interpretation of its Law Day theme, “separation of powers: framework for freedom.” “The purpose of the Long Beach Branch NAACP Law Day is to introduce students of color to the opportunities possible in a law career,” Naomi Rainey-Pierson, president of the Long Beach Branch NAACP, said in an e-mail. “Law Day includes students from the [Long Beach] NAACP, Long Beach middle schools, high schools and colleges who are participating in on-campus law programs.” The Long Beach NAACP is being recognized for this achievement on January 25, 2019, in Las Vegas at the National Conference of Bar Presidents’ luncheon.

Aquarium Of The Pacific Presents Last Lecture For 2018

The Aquarium of the Pacific is holding its last public lecture for this year, “Aquaculture Innovations: Doing More With Less,” tomorrow (November 13) at 7 p.m., Ocean Theater, 100 Aquarium Way. Scott Nichols, chair for the board of directors for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council and founder of aquaculture company Food’s Future, is the guest speaker. The lecture will address how to produce food without increasing the environmental impact of agriculture, aquaculture farming and other innovations. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.aquariumofthepacific.org/aquariumspeakers.

Dog And Cat Licensing Late Fees Waived Through Year-End

Business owners with pet-friendly establishments should be aware that, through December 31, the City of Long Beach is waiving cat and dog licensing late fees, which cost $30. The standard fees to license an altered (spayed or neutered) dog or cat in Long Beach are $28 and $12, respectively. Discounts are available to senior residents. Long Beach residents with dogs and cats are required to renew their pets’ licenses annually. “Licensed pets are reunited faster, and in Long Beach, licensed pets that become lost are eligible for a free ride home the first time they are found, as well as a 10-day stay at the shelter,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a prepared statement.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here