SA Recycling recently celebrated a major milestone: processing 2.5 million tons of iron ore exports since October 2020 at its Pier T terminal at the Port of Long Beach, the port announced Wednesday, June 29.
Reaching the achievement was a big moment for SA Recycling, which has been operating at the port’s Terminal Island since 1998 and began receiving iron ore shipments from the Western U.S. by rail in 2013. The shipments are then placed on bulk cargo vessels headed for East Asia.
In a statement, the port said the milestone shows “strong growth in the shipment of a resource once added to diversify the terminal’s business beyond the processing and export of recyclable metal.”
“We congratulate the team at SA Recycling for growing its business and thriving throughout the pandemic,” Long Beach Board of Harbor Commission President Steven Neal said. “This is a company that has shown its ability to innovate and adapt. Their hard work is a huge benefit to the community.”
SA Recycling has more than 75 facilities in eight states, including more than 30 in California.