California

California

27 Dec 2014
West Coast newspaper editorials are jumping in on the side of Federal mediators joining the stalled-West Coast longshore talks, in a sign that public patience is wearing thin as losses mount for importers and exporters amid continuing delays at ports up and down the coast.
20 Nov 2014
The Port of Oakland is closed today following the death Wednesday night of a longshoreman in Benicia, a breakbulk and bulk port on the San Francisco Bay.
19 Nov 2014
The Port of Long Beach today will be the focus of attention by a Teamsters-affiliated group that is attempting to organize drayage drivers in Southern California.
Trucks
18 Nov 2014
The step Los Angeles and Long Beach marine terminal operators are taking to reduce congestion — keeping gates open continuously from early morning till late at night and adding shifts weekly -—will prove to be more effective than eliminating the PierPass traffic mitigation fee, as some groups are asking for, said John Cushing, president of PierPass Inc.
18 Nov 2014
The Teamsters union Tuesday expanded its organizing efforts in Southern California to include drayage companies that service the intermodal rail sector, but striking truck drivers didn’t hamper cargo movements.
LA containers
17 Nov 2014
Harbor truck drivers in Southern California on Tuesday will add two more drayage companies to the three that they went on strike against Monday. The drivers, who have been striking drayage companies in Los Angeles-Long Beach on and off during much of the year, are claiming wage theft and misclassification, and are seeking to be organized by the Teamsters union.
17 Nov 2014
Container throughput growth at the largest port complex in the Americas slowed in October following a strong September, driven by a decline in exports that partially offset a gain in imports.
17 Nov 2014
A Teamsters-affiliated organization on Monday expanded its week-long protests at Los Angeles-Long Beach against three drayage companies, by targeting three additional ones.
15 Nov 2014
In an effort to beat back congestion that has paralyzed the Southern California port complex, the Port of Long Beach in two weeks will open a temporary 30-acre site for empty containers aimed at freeing up chassis.
15 Nov 2014
More than a hundred drayage drivers on Saturday refused to serve the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, but in a downgrade of tensions they swapped pickets for information leaflets to distribute outside of marine terminals.
14 Nov 2014
The deterioration in truck turn times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the past six months was due primarily to near-record container volumes at the ports and a dislocation of chassis A truck capacity crunch, labor slowdowns and a half-dozen other events were simply irritants that made the problem worse.