The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws.
The proposal to build a staging center for trains hauling freight from the largest harbor complex in the nation has raised questions [...]
A possible alternative site for a controversial BNSF Railway project would not allow rails long enough to accommodate goods flow, among other defects, officials told Long Beach Harbor commissioners.
Harbor Commissioner Rich Dines placed an agenda item Monday discussing the use of Pier S, an abandoned oil field at the northeast side of Terminal Island, [...]
Officials Monday will discuss the possibility of Pier S as an alternative to BNSF Railway’s controversial proposal to build a railyard bordering West Long Beach and Wilmington neighborhoods.
Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Rich Dines said he placed the item on Monday’s board agenda at the request of West Long Beach residents who oppose the BNSF [...]
Location of the proposed Southern California International Gateway rail yard.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to support the city’s appeal against a proposed Port of Los Angeles rail yard project.
The city’s appeal is of the Southern California International Gateway rail yard project approved recently by the Port of Los Angeles. The 153-acre [...]
”The Port of Los Angeles is a critical economic engine to the Los Angeles region,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. ”Completion of this project means that the Port will remain competitive globally, and continue to be a strong source for jobs and regional revenue growth for years to come.”
Conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers [...]
Trade and city leaders on Tuesday kicked off a $83.7 million rail project that is expected to create 340 jobs, have an estimated economic impact of $400 million and move cargo in a more sustainable way.
Officials said the project will be a sustainable one, curbing truck trips on local roads by 2.3 million each [...]
Union offers ILWU-TEMCO agreement as a template for negotiations; employer group refuses to budge from their November 16 ‘last, best and final’ proposal which members rejected by more than 90%
PORTLAND, OR (March 22, 2013) – Negotiations between the ILWU Locals 4, 8, 19, 21 and 23 and three members of the Pacific Northwest Grain [...]
Volume gains continued on a steady pace at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in February.
POLB imports, which are primarily comprised of consumer goods, came in at 233,660 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) in February for a 12.4 percent year-over-year increase but were down compared to January’s 242,445. POLB Exports, [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Container lines owned half of U.S. intermodal chassis in 2009, but their share fell to 32 percent last year and will drop to 20 percent by the end of 2013, consultant Steve Rubin told the JOC’s 13th annual TPM Conference.
The next big thing in intermodal chassis may be [...]
At the Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting, Vice President Thomas Fields made the case for a San Pedro Bay Maritime Industry Cluster, which would group trade-related businesses and associations close to the two ports.
He said the next steps would be opening discussions with the Port of Los Angeles about creation of a San Pedro [...]
Office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach late Wednesday approved a tentative contract that had been negotiated by their officers but was later rejected by several of the union’s bargaining units.
John Fageaux, president of International Longshore and Warehouse Unit Local 63, and Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the Harbor Employers Association, released a joint [...]
The Puget Sound ports of Seattle (above) and Tacoma led the way in total container volume increases, with a total of about four percent.
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 4 percent in December, but 2012 overall was a lackluster year as the total of import and export containers increased only 2 percent [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were open for business Friday despite the rejection of a tentative contract agreement by office clerical workers.
However, what the next step will be involving the Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers is uncertain [...]
Hapag-Lloyd has announced changes in port rotation for its WAS and WAN services between the U.S. West Coast and Australasia.
The WAS service rotation, Loop 1, will be as follows: Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney; Tauranga, New Zealand; Papeete, French Polynesia; Ensenada, Mexico; and back to Oakland.
The WAN [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Three of the more than a dozen bargaining units representing office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sent employers and union leaders scrambling Thursday by rejecting a tentative contract agreement that was reached in December.
The Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers [...]