Loading and unloading goods at the Port of Long Beach will be a little easier for at least the next half year.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners last week voted to extend by six months the use of Pier S as a temporary storage area for empty containers, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Board members also agreed to allow the storage of exports and chassis, the latter being the trailers use to move containers in and out of the ports.
The temporary depot, which was approved in November, was to have expired March 31. But the recent labor dispute at the ports has created a severe backlog, with ships lined up waiting to be unloaded, prompting the commission to vote for the extension.