October 8, 2020 — The Port of Long Beach is using a federal grant to enhance video analytics throughout the harbor and maintain security systems that safeguard commerce at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

FEMA awarded the Port $2,974,500 in June to augment the extensive security systems that monitor activities on the land and on the water in the harbor.

“Keeping our security systems and techniques on the cutting edge is critical to maintaining the flow of cargo through our piers,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “FEMA continues to be a great partner in protecting an important part of the U.S. economy.”

“Millions of jobs are created by the trade flowing through the Port,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna. “We are grateful for FEMA’s support, especially now, as labor and our supply chain partners continue to supply the goods Americans are using every day during the pandemic.”

FEMA also awarded security grants to several tenants at the Port of Long Beach:

  • Long Beach Container Terminal, $612,000
  • SSA Terminals, $50,000
  • Total Terminals International, $290,562
  • WWL Vehicle Services Americas, $210,000