Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

Weekly wrap-up for Nov. 22
22 Nov 2014
Another week of the top stories on JOC.com focusing on the crisis-level congestion plaguing U.S. West Coast ports, although one story on Horizon Lines slipped into the Top 10.
18 Nov 2014
Supply chain disruption caused by delays from congestion, chassis shortages and labor slowdowns at West Coast ports is trickling inland, shippers at the National Industrial Transportation League’s annual conference say.
18 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is still slowing down cargo-handling operations at all major West Coast Coast gateways while negotiations for a new contract continue in San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
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.
15 Nov 2014
West Coast ports are preparing for a busy weekend, with dozens of vessels scheduled to arrive over the next three days.
West Coast
15 Nov 2014
JOC.com readers continued to devour news emerging from the U.S. West Coast this past week, but one story on Horizon Lines being dissolved slipped into the Top 10.
holiday shopping
14 Nov 2014
Retailers are on the losing end of U.S. port congestion, forced to make costly, last minute transportation decisions because of clogged U.S. West Coast ports cargo delays.
White House
14 Nov 2014
Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren is pressuring the Obama administration to help prevent a potential U.S. West Coast port strike and has invited his friend and Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon to help.