The Port of Los Angeles announced this week it will begin construction this summer on a two-year, $127 million project to improve the marine terminal operated by Yusen Terminals, so that it can more efficiently handle larger vessels.
West Coast marine terminals’ inability to handle larger vessels was one of the main contributors to port [...]
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 They are now addressing the main cause of port congestion, which is outdated [...]
A newly-signed agreement between officials representing the ports of Los Angeles, Auckland, New Zealand and Guangzhou, China calls for greater cooperation between leaders there.
The deal to create a so-called Tripartite Ports Alliance between port officials for the three cities was signed Thursday at a summit. The meeting followed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s November [...]
Cargotec news release:
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from TraPac, Inc. to deliver two new 5th generation Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for the expansion of TraPac’s automated terminal in Los Angeles.
The cranes will join a fleet of 27 Kalmar ASCs and 28 Kalmar automated straddle carriers managed by the [...]
The Port of Los Angeles, the largest U.S. container cargo facility, announced testing of a load-matching service that is designed to speed container cargo shipments through the port.
Cargomatic markets its highway shipment approach as similar to Uber’s ride-sharing service. The port service, known as Cargomatic “Free Flow,” is designed for participation by any cargo [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The chief of police for the Port of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Friday to federal corruption and tax charges.
Ronald Jerome Boyd, 57, of Torrance, was indicted last month in Los Angeles on charges of wire fraud, making false statements to the FBI and tax evasion.
After entering a plea, Boyd was released from [...]
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.
Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation’s busiest cargo hub.
Delegations of drivers notified the companies of their intent to strike [...]
In today’s Press-Telegram:
With competition looming from U.S. and foreign seaports, the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports must work together with other stakeholders to improve and enhance the congestion-plagued supply chain responsible for moving goods in and out of the nation’s two busiest seaports, port officials said Wednesday.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director [...]
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reported surges in container volumes in March, as the West Coast starts to recover from months of congestion and union disputes.
The Port of Los Angeles had the second most productive March in its history, handling 791,863 teu, a 17.3% year-on-year increase. Its neighbour, the Port of [...]