California

California

20 Nov 2014
The freight transportation industry remains bitterly divided over the future of the organization that was established in 2005 by marine terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach to manage the extended gates program at the largest U.S. port complex.
Acting Long Beach Port Director Al Moro and JOC senior editor Peter Leach.
25 Feb 2014
Acting Long Beach Port Director Al Moro talks about the ambitious projects to prepare the port for the big new container ships that are calling there. POLB and private investors are providing billions of dollars to build new rail lines and a huge automated container terminal, as well as to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge, which is too low for the new ships.
24 Feb 2014
Cargo interests are making contingency plans this year to avoid West Coast ports in case contract talks between waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union break down, but at least one port director believes there won’t be a strike or lockout.
The 13,800-TEU CMA CGM Corte Real made its maiden call at the Port of Long Beach in November 2013. There were more than 10,000 container moves during its four-day stay. Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach.
21 Feb 2014
Mega-ships and carrier alliances could prove to be the financial savior of the container shipping industry, but they are also straining the operations of marine terminals and motor carriers.
18 Feb 2014
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, in a special meeting last week, selected Boyden Global Executive Search to find candidates for the position of executive director of the nation’s second largest container port.
Natural gas tank
14 Feb 2014
Truckload carrier C.R. England is putting more LNG trucks on the road in Southern California, as abundant natural gas builds interest in the alternative fuel.
13 Feb 2014
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has nominated Boyden Global Executive Search to find candidates for the position of executive director of the nation’s number two container port.
Warehouse door
12 Feb 2014
Craig Meyer, president of Jones Lang LaSalle’s industrial brokerage team, advises clients that are looking for warehouse space in hot markets such as Southern California, Northern New Jersey and Dallas to focus on the property that best suits their needs and to move decisively to close the deal.
Chassis
10 Feb 2014
A chassis-shortage contagion that has plagued the three largest U.S. ports since late last year is a stark reminder to cargo interests, trucking companies and waterfront labor that the cozy world of ocean carrier-owned chassis has come to an end.
Ship near Oakland
04 Feb 2014
Container volumes moving through West Coast ports in 2013 increased 2 percent compared to 2012. Loaded import containers also increased 2 percent, as did loaded export containers, according to numbers posted on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
03 Feb 2014
A crisis of chassis dislocations has developed in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and the entire port community is seeking a solution before it spins out of control.