At the Port of Long Beach, Calif., dockworkers and terminal operators moved 750,424 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) last month, up 14.4% from April 2023. (POLB Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: POLB, SC Ports

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., marked its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year cargo growth in April. Also, South Carolina Ports’ (SC Ports) rail-served inland ports in Dillon and Greer logged record volumes last month.

Pictured, left to right: Victor (Vic) Meyers of Twin Cities & Western and Red River Valley & Western (TC&W Photograph); Adrian Granda, Port of Long Beach (POLB Photograph); and William Dengler Jr., Hill International, Inc. (Hill Photograph).

People News: TC&W, POLB, Hill International, STB

Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) appoints Victor (Vic) Meyers as President. Also, Adrian Granda joins Port of Long Beach (POLB), Calif., as Director of Government Relations; William (Bill) Dengler Jr. is tapped for Chief Acquisition and Administrative Officer at New Jersey-based consultancy Hill International, Inc.; and Neil Moyer transitions to Director of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Passenger Rail.

“At the end of this decade, the Port of Long Beach will be on the cusp of not only operational transformation given our rail investment, but also environmental transformation—to a zero-emission port,” CEO Mario Cordero said during his seventh annual “State of the Port” address. (POLB Photograph)

Watch: POLB Prepares for ‘Year of Rail’

Port of Long Beach (POLB) CEO Mario Cordero on Jan. 17 gave a “State of the Port” address, highlighting rail facility modernization and air quality improvement efforts that will continue through 2024, as well as 2023’s cargo volume statistics.

From Left to Right: Tina Beckberger, Chief Commercial Officer, AITX; Earl James, Jr., Global Regulatory & IPMT partner, Hogan Lovells; Jodi Heath, Vice President, Business Development, INRD; and MxV President and CEO Kari Gonzales, LRW's 2023 Railway Woman of the Year.
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People News: AITX, Hogan Lovells, INRD, POLB, Sound Transit, LRW

AITX appoints Tina Beckberger as Chief Commercial Officer. Also, Earl Adams, Jr., joins Hogan Lovells’ Transportation Practice as a Global Regulatory & IPMT partner; Jodi Heath joins the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) as Vice President, Business Development; the Port of Long Beach (POLB) appoints two division directors; Sound Transit considers Goran Sparrman for interim CEO; and the League of Railway Women (LRW) names MxV Rail President and CEO Kari Gonzales the 2023 Railway Woman of the Year.

POLB on Dec. 28 released the latest installment of its Supply Chain Insight video series: “What’s In Store for ’24 and More!” Paul Bingham, Director of Transportation Consulting for Economics and Country Risk within S&P Global Market Intelligence (right), speaks with Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Chief Operating Officer at POLB.

Intermodal Briefs: POLB, Port Bienville

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., releases a “Supply Chain Insight” interview with Paul Bingham of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Also, the state of Mississippi awards an industrial development grant to Port Bienville and Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC).

Aerial view of Pier B. (Port of Long Beach Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: POLB, ITS Logistics

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awards the Port of Long Beach (POLB) $283 million for its Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project. Also, ITS Logistics releases its December forecast.

From Left to Right: Robert Orlin, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, STV; Clint Herrera, Director of Engineering Design, POLB; and Khristina Jason, Director of Human Resources, POLB.
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People News: STV, SANDAG, POLB, Sound Transit

STV hires Robert Orlin as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Also, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board of Directors appoints Deputy CEO Coleen Clementson to Interim CEO; the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approves the appointments of new directors for the Port of Long Beach’s (POLB) Human Resources and Engineering Design divisions; and Sound Transit’s CEO Julie Timm announces resignation.