California

California

27 Aug 2014
A U.S. appellate court panel ruled that as many as 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were employees, not independent contractors, when they worked for the package delivery company in the last decade.
Large waves powered by Hurricane Marie tossed rocks onto the roadway at the Port of Long Beach.
27 Aug 2014
Two cargo terminals at the Port of Long Beach suspended vessel operations because of storm surges.
27 Aug 2014
Officials at the Port of Hueneme hope that a new funding bill will help them become more competitive in years to come.
Drewry’s Hong Kong-Los Angeles container freight rate benchmark was unchanged for the second week in a row at $2,075 per FEU.
27 Aug 2014
Spot rates in the trans-Pacific trade are holding steady as peak-season volumes continue to keep capacity tight on trips to the U.S. East and West Coasts.
Dockworker
27 Aug 2014
The agreement reached late Tuesday pertaining to health care was the latest and clearest indication that the 2014 West Coast longshore labor negotiations are playing out in a way no one expected: They are peaceful.
26 Aug 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association released a joint statement on Tuesday saying they have come together on at least one topic, and a highly contentious one at that: health benefits.
25 Aug 2014
Retailers are growing anxious over the continuing lack of a U.S. West Coast longshore labor agreement.
25 Aug 2014
Retired pilot industry executive Richard “Dick” Jacobsen died Aug. 22 at his home in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. He was 82.
25 Aug 2014
The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Napa Valley north of San Francisco early Aug. 24 caused no discernible damage to the Port of Oakland, a port spokeswoman said.
22 Aug 2014
A Federal appeals court in Pasadena shot down a novel legal challenge to railyard emissions that if successful would have erected a roadblock to a proposed Burlington Northern Santa Fe intermodal railyard near the Port of Los Angeles.
Asian gypsy moth caterpillar
22 Aug 2014
At least two ships have been quarantined and all others coming from Asia to the United States will be heavily scrutinized as officials attempt to block an invasive species from making landfall in the U.S.