Los Angeles-Long Beach is moving slowly toward a dual system of drayage in which some drivers are becoming unionized employees, while others prefer to remain independent contractors. Eventually, the result could be a sufficient pool of drivers to serve the 13 container terminals in the largest U.S. port complex, resulting in service and pricing consistency [...]
Lori Ann Farrell Harrison succeeds Doug Drummond as Commission President.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elected Lori Ann Farrell Harrison as its new Board President on Monday.
The five-member Harbor Commission, which oversees the Port of Long Beach, also selected Lou Anne Bynum as Vice President and Tracy Egoscue as Secretary. The Commission [...]
From an article titled ‘Contract truck drivers strike indefinitely against Pacific 9 Transportation in Los Angeles’ at CBS Local:
Port truck drivers went on strike Tuesday to improve conditions for themselves, their families and all drivers.
At 6 a.m., Pacific 9 Transportation (Pac 9) drivers displayed their intention to strike indefinitely at the company’s yard [...]
From the Long Beach Press Telegram:
The City Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on two appeals of a recently approved environmental impact report for a terminal expansion at the Port of Long Beach.
In May, the Harbor Commission, which oversees operations at the port, certified Mitsubishi Cement Corp.’s environmental impact report on [...]
Terminal Operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase the PierPass Traffic Mitigation Fee by 4 percent, effective August 1.
The West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement (WCMTOA) said the fee increase to $69.17 per TEU from $66.50 per TEU will sustain continued operation of PierPass OffPeak gates amid labor cost [...]
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez during at visit to the Port of Los Angeles on Monday. Click on the image to view the rest of the gallery by Press-Telegram photographer Thomas R. Cordova.
Text from an article titled ”US Labor chief rejects bills seeking port labor-management system reform” in the Journal of Commerce: [...]
Excerpts from an article in the Journal of Commerce:
Even before they endured four months of embarrassing and costly work slowdowns during contract negotiations between the ILWU and the PMA in 2014-15, California’s landlord container ports knew they had a congestion problem. They are now addressing the main cause of port congestion, which is outdated [...]
The Port of Long Beach reported this past May was the busiest month at the port since October 2007, officials said Wednesday.
The increased volume, however, was in no small part the result of a large number of empty containers being sent to other countries because the volume of imports coming to Long Beach terminals [...]
From the Press-Telegram:
The people who run the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are developing plans to work together to help themselves and the companies who do business at the harbor alleviate congestion around the waterfront.
That’s the word from Michael Christensen, appointed as the Port of Long Beach’s new senior executive for [...]
From the Los Angeles Business Journal
Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup said the fleet would not compete with private companies that own truck chassis and service the twin ports. Rather, he said, it would complement them and ensure there are enough chassis to go around during peak port activity. Photo from [...]
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has granted approval for the Mitsubishi Cement facility modification project at the Port of Long Beach. This will see the cement company increase its storage capacity at the port by 40,000 t, expanding its site at the port from 4.21 acres to 5.92 acres. Storage and loading silos [...]
Southern California truckers who said they were improperly charged late fees for containers they couldn’t return on time to gridlocked ports received mixed decisions in the first arbitrators’ rulings on their cases.
Arbitrators this week issued their first four rulings on the dozens of claims submitted to arbitration under the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement, which [...]
From the Press Telegram:
The Long Beach Harbor Commission voted unanimously Monday night to accept bids from companies interested in managing a new program to provide truckers with vital equipment to ease traffic congestion around the harbor.
The port’s plan calls for the winner of the bids to initially deploy 1,000 chassis. Another 2,000 chassis [...]
From the Long Beach Post:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, port truck drivers, business and labor leaders and environmental groups announced Monday the formation of Eco Flow Transportation, a company that will hire all drivers as employees instead of independent contractors and focus on improving air quality through the Port of Los Angeles and Port [...]
From the Press-Telegram:
Drivers working for three of four trucking firms have returned to work after being on strike throughout the week, the Teamsters union announced Friday.
Friday morning, Teamsters announced that strike actions would only continue against Pacific 9 Transportation and that picketing would take place outside the company’s facility in Carson.