Port of Long Beach celebrating its 100th year

Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Photo (above) from 1911, showing the SS Iaqua, the first ship to call at the Port of Long Beach Once a one-pier facility, the Port of Long Beach has experienced exponential growth into becoming a seaport giant and Long Beach’s most well known achievement. What a difference a century makes.…

Port awards 23 scholarships to local students

The Port of Long Beach presented six local high-school and 17 college students with scholarships totaling $58,150 on May 14, to assist them in studies aimed at careers related to world trade and goods transportation. The awards were made at a luncheon capping World Trade Week 2010. The scholarships help young people obtain education and…

Port offering grants to assist schools, daycare sites

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has designated $5 million for a fund covering schools and related sites, such as daycare facilities. Applications for the “Schools and Related Sites” grant program are now available for downloading at polb.com/grants. To help individuals and organizations apply to this first round of grants, the Port has scheduled…