Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 67
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 67

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 67
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l«aiMik,c«lH.,tw«feL4,iM» independent-Press-Telegram PARADE OF PROGRESS-- \1. The whole 20-year expansion plan at the Port of Long Beach Is seen in this rendering. Work now underway Is indicated by the st of Pier light grey areas, which include mo F and all of Pier G. Striped areas show the location of transit sheds included in the fint increment of the plan. The remainder of Pier F and all of Piers H and J (indicated by dotted white outline) are contemplated for construction in the future. SHIPS: 1558 vessefs called here last fiscal year. Each ship spent an average of $30,000 locally for fuel, food, stores, hardware and other supplies. That iotals up to $46,740,000 new money for our City's economy. CARGOES: 7,326,150 tons of cargo moved through the Port last fiscal year. Each ion provided employment for numerous Long Beach citizens. The Pori a\so collects substantial amounts annually for wharfage, demurrage and other shipping charges. SEAMEN: Exclusive of Navy personnel, -40,000 American and 25,000 foreign seamen visited Long Beach last year. Surveys show they averaged $82 in expenditures ashore on a two-day stay. That's another $5,000,000 in income for long Beach.' TOURISTS: 3,500,000 tourists and 100,000 ship passengers visited the Port last year. Most of these 'visitors spent money ashore. ... for PROFIT PROGRESS! Again Long Beach's great Port moves ahead, in step with the progressive community it serves. Last September 2, the first loads of rock were dumped off the end of Pier A, signaling the start of a 20 year Port expansion plan to meet rising demands for shipping service. This long-considered expansion includes the construction of a preliminary area of 10 berths to be followed by a much greater basin of 30 more deepwater berths to serve the world's shippers. Why is. this project necessary now? World trade experts will tell you that the maritime industry is undergoing its greatest revolution in cargo packaging and handling methods as well as in ship design. To meet the challenge of these new concepts, we must expand. Another factor is the rate of population growth in the large area served by the Port. There is a direct ratio between population growth and demand for shipping berths and facilities, which averaged two berths per year in the past and may very easily increase in the future. What does it all mean to you? Looking at it as a strict business proposition, a thriving Port means jobs for our people, both for those directly in the maritime industries and for those employed in businesses indirectly benefitting. The Port also acts as a magnet, attracting new industries to the Long Beach area thus providing an even more dynamic economy. The Port is owned by the people of Long Beach. Its policies are established by a civic minded Board of Harbor Commissioners and administered by one of the best harbor staffs in the world . . . and the idea behind it all is to serve you. PORT OF L NG BEACH P.O. Box 570 · 1333 El Embarcadero ·.· Long Beach 2, California

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