Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach should expect in the next few years to receive receive regular calls by vessels with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units, while East Coast ports sooner than they expect may be served by the new Panamax vessels of up to 14,000-TEU capacity, according to a port planner.
Port of Long Beach
Port of Long Beach
30 Sep 2014
A Zim Integrated Shipping Services ship forced to abandon its scheduled call at the Port of Oakland over the weekend is now docked at the Port of Long Beach and unloading.
27 Sep 2014
One of the unintended consequences of the Los Angeles-Long Beach PierPass program, which includes a traffic mitigation fee on containers that move during the day peak-time hours, is that retailers send their trucks to the harbor at night specifically to avoid the fee.
26 Sep 2014
Chassis shortages, huge cargo discharges from big ships and a labor force that is stretched to the limit are contributing to a congestion problem that Los Angeles-Long Beach can’t seem to shake. But chassis are the main culprit, executives say.
23 Sep 2014
The Justice Department said it won’t challenge an agreement by two major container pools to share each other’s intermodal chassis in a “gray” pool in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
23 Sep 2014
Diesel particulate matter emissions from ships, trucks, trains and other big machines at the Port of Long Beach has declined by 82 percent since 2005, according to an annual analysis of the area’s air quality.
18 Sep 2014
As container ships grow steadily larger due to carriers seeking greater economies of scale, ports find themselves struggling to cope with the burdens, being forced into huge investments for deepening and infrastructure that may or may not pay off, according to a senior Port of Long Beach official.
16 Sep 2014
Container volumes at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex were basically flat in August compared to last year as importers diverted cargo to Canadian ports and U.S. East Coast ports to avoid possible disruptions from West Coast longshore contract negotiations.
15 Sep 2014
Two Southern California politicians are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hurry along repairs to the breakwater protecting the Port of Long Beach, two weeks after high winds and waves punched holes through the barrier.
12 Sep 2014
When APL earlier this week informed its importer customers that the APL Norway was being diverted from Los Angeles “due to congestion at Global Gateway South,” it caused all importers and exporters that use the Los Angeles-Long Beach gateway to cringe. Would other terminals in the nation’s largest port complex plunge into another round of congestion?
04 Sep 2014
Tracy Egoscue, an environmental attorney and former California deputy attorney general, was named to fill a vacant seat on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
03 Sep 2014
Truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach have complained for years that turn times are lousy — oftentimes two hours or longer. Marine terminal operators are adamant that the average turn time is less than one hour. Transportation consultant Val Noronha says both claims are accurate; it’s the measurement that’s flawed.