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The Port of Long Beach is inching closer to its pioneering goals for rail—all part of an effort to create a greener and more efficient port. At the annual State of the Port address, Mario Cordero announced several plans to expand and improve the Port of Long Beach’s dock rail system, including a $1 billion commitment from the Harbor Commission for train improvements. The port has a long-term goal of moving 50% of all cargo by dock rail, but these improvements, once complete, will bring the port to 35% this year.

“This is visionary. This port is taking the lead in rail,” Cordero, executive director at the Port of Long Beach, said at the State of the Port address. “Rail allows us to move goods to and from all major US markets much faster than cargo through the Gulf and East Coast ports. This is true of imports and exports.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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