Excerpts from an article titled ”’Shotgun start’ of new alliances to test port productivity” in the Journal of Commerce:
Concern is growing that major US gateways won’t be able to handle the overnight changes that will occur at marine terminals when new ocean carrier alliances take effect on April 1. A new bout of congestion […]
From ‘Mario Cordero, former Long Beach port leader, is out as chair of maritime commission’ in the Press Telegram:
Mario Cordero, a former Port of Long Beach harbor commissioner, was forced out last week as chairman of the five-member Federal Maritime Commission after President Donald Trump replaced him with Republican Michael Khouri.
The change of […]
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Port of Oakland officials are pressing shipping lines traveling from places like China and Japan to make the East Bay their first port of call. In doing so, the port is challenging its larger and more powerful counterpart in Southern California for a piece of the sizable import market.
Excerpts from ‘LA-LB terminal turns suffer as night falls, analysis shows’ in the Journal of Commerce:
Now that other US ports are adding night gates to handle increasing cargo volumes, the lesson to be learned from Los Angeles-Long Beach, where terminal operators have operated extended gates for the past 10 years, is that ports and […]
American Shipper reports that APMT’s cranes currently can reach across the deck of 13,000-TEU vessels to load and unload containers. The upgrade will allow the facility to handle 20,000-TEU vessels.
Excerpts from American Shipper:
ZPMC, the Chinese manufacturer of massive ship-to-shore cranes used at container terminals around the world, is in the process of […]
Maersk Line has partnered with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to measure the environmental benefits of a US$125 million upgrade to 12 containerships.
The two ports are contributing jointly US$1 million to a real-time tracking system to pinpoint vessel emissions while ships birthed and at sea.
Maersk said the three-year data collection […]
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 […]