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64 The Journal of Commerce | October 1 2018 CALIFORNIA GATEWAY SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE their operations, supply chains and equipment, and manpower utilization. We understand we operate in a very competitive landscape, so we must continually align our product with our customer's requirements," Hacegaba said. Clean Energy is focused on diversification. "RNG is a versatile fuel that can be used in many applications beyond truck fuel," Roche explained. "Terminal yard tractors are a good example. A project will be underway next year that operates 20 LNG yard tractors at a Port of Los Angeles terminal. A good amount of work has gone into designing and testing natural gas as a fuel for locomotives. In Florida, four ocean going ships travel between Jacksonville and Puerto Rico using LNG fuel. Several cruise lines have announced that they are deploying LNG cruise ships. LNG is being used more and more commonly for vessel fuel from Europe to passenger ferries in Canada to Asia." The strategic advantages that have made California the dominant gateway for Asian traffic remain unchanged. Technology and the infrastructure servicing the trade are evolving at a pace that will drive their volumes to 40 million TEU before the middle of this century. n email: THE PORT OF Long Beach is the premier US gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trail- blazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainabil- ity. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the port handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually and supports 1.4 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 300,000 in Southern California. As the industry navigates the "Big Ship Era," the Port of Long Beach is one of the few US ports that can welcome today's largest vessels. The Port of Long Beach serves 175 ship- ping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the port reach every US congressional district. The port encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths, and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2017, the port handled more than 7.5 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its 107-year history. Led by the five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners and Executive Director Mario Cordero, the Port of Long Beach is on track for a green future, pursuing the most aggressive capital improvement program in the nation and creating the world's most modern, efficient, and sustainable seaport. As part of an industry-leading $4 billion capital improvement program this decade, the port is building some of the most modern, efficient, and sustainable marine facilities in the world to accommodate bigger and bigger ships, while generating thousands of new jobs in the region. The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its culture of excellent customer service and the strong relationships it maintains with industry, community, environmental advocates, and part- ner agencies. It has received many accolades from government and industry for its landmark green initiatives, and industry leaders have named it "The Best Seaport in North America" for 19 of the past 22 years. n THE TRAILBLAZER IN GOODS MOVEMENT The $12.3 million Phase I contract to redevelop San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal will dramatically alter the portscape. Port of San Diego

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