Business Journal: Port's Slump May Be Over


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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 4, 2005

On Monday night, the port’s board of directors approved a controversial proposal for a new cement distribution warehouse. The $1 million in new annual revenues should now make the port viable, according to port director John Sulpizio. Its future had been in doubt.

A&A Readymix Concrete of Newport Beach will be bringing in shiploads of cement from Asia. It will go from the port to regional plants.

With all the construction in Sacramento, there’s clear demand … and a predictable revenue stream. Some neighbors opposed it, citing air pollution.

A study finds that there would be more smog trucking in the cement from the Bay Area than from having it arrive on a ship.