Excerpts from Transport Topics:
Container traffic at the two biggest West Coast ports was mixed in September, with a significant drop in Long Beach because of the Hanjin bankruptcy but a gain in Los Angeles, which had less exposure.
The Port of Long Beach reported that longshoremen handled 546,805 industry-standard 20-foot equivalent unit containers, [...]
From CBS Los Angeles:
The former chief of the Port of Los Angeles Police Department was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to report more than $1 million in income.
Ronald Jerome Boyd, 57, was also ordered to pay $305,054 in restitution and two years of supervised release after he gets out of [...]
The peak of shipping season in August produced record-breaking results for almost all of the top ports across the United States, covering the period before Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for bankruptcy protection Aug. 31. The Port of Los Angeles, the largest in the country based on volume, reported that August was its strongest month since [...]
Excerpts from American Shipper:
The Port of Los Angeles handled 798,932 TEUs of containerized cargo in August, its strongest month since October 2006 when it handled 800,063 TEUs, the port said.
In August, loaded imports totaled 411,366 TEUs and loaded exports reached 153,005 TEUs, year-over-year increases of 0.9 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively.
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From the OC Register:
One of the nation’s busiest seaports will set aside extra room on its docks to accommodate some of the estimated 7,000 cargo containers with nowhere to go after the collapse of Hanjin Shipping Co., officials said Wednesday.
“I think within the next day or so, we’ll have issued entitlements to our [...]
APM Terminals in Los Angeles. Photo credit Port of Los Angeles
From a Port News article titled ‘APM Terminals Los Angeles Pier 400 facility raises crane height and increases technology to prepare for ultra-large container ships’:
The first of ten ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the APM Terminals Los Angeles Pier 400 facility was raised [...]
From the Long Beach Press Telegram:
A second Hanjin vessel will dock and unload at the Port of Los Angeles after more than a week stranded off the Southern California coast, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
The move raised hopes that gridlock could be easing after a U.S. bankruptcy judge issued an [...]
Maersk Line and MSC, who make up the 2M network, have moved to snaffle up business that was previously controlled by defunct Hanjin Shipping.
Maersk Line is introducing a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast starting on 15 September. The TP1 service will be calling Yantian, Shanghai, Busan and Los Angeles/Long [...]
Because Hanjin, the world’s seventh-largest shipping line, cannot pay ports and terminals to unload, ships filled with merchandise have sat idle for days. As of Sunday, officials said one massive container ship was still drifting 50 miles south of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports; another ship was anchored at the Port of [...]
LA Times reports that Hanjin, ”like other large shipping lines, has struggled with overcapacity brought on by a massive ship building boom and sluggish demand.”
From the Los Angeles Times:
Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels are languishing off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, delaying the delivery of goods following a bankruptcy filing [...]
From the Press Telegram:
Imports at the Port of Los Angeles last month was up 5 percent over the same period last year, while the overall number of containers moved remained flat, port officials said today.
The Los Angeles port moved a total of 687,891 TEUs in July. That includes 368,696 TEUs of imports, which [...]
From the Los Angeles Times:
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. and harbor officials are seeking to overturn a decision in March by Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode.
Goode ruled that the port and BNSF violated state law by failing to adequately assess the environmental impacts of the proposed Southern [...]
The Port of Los Angeles has released anInitial Study/Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP), the first step in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process for the Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project at the Valero Terminal on Mormon Island in Los Angeles Harbor.
The primary goal of the proposed project is to comply with the Marine Oil [...]
From the Press-Telegram:
”Los Angeles is home to the busiest port complex in our nation and the region is responsible for moving 40 percent of the nation’s cargo trade,” wrote Congresswoman Janice Hahn. ”It is where the freight network begins and ends and should have been an obvious choice for a grant.”
Local lawmakers are [...]
From the Daily Breeze:
Big rigs are rolling in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports faster thanks in part to the wider use of a trucker appointment system, according to marine terminal operators that run the gate system.
So-called turn times, the minutes it takes for a trucker to pull into [...]