Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

container stacks in Long Beach
22 May 2015
Now that the West Coast’s labor problems are behind them, longshoremen and employers must focus on the real chokepoint in marine terminal operations — the container yard, the president of the largest International Longshore and Warehouse Union local said Thursday.
23 Apr 2015
Cargo interests had much to complain about at a listening session convened Wednesday by Los Angeles and Long Beach port leaders. They suffered through four punishing months of labor slowdowns at West Coast ports, but their biggest concerns centered on problems that were present even before the coastwide contract negotiations began last May — cost and reliability.
16 Apr 2015
Container volumes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach came roaring back in March, with the largest U.S. port complex reporting a 24 percent increase in container traffic compared to March 2014.
13 Apr 2015
The Feb. 20 tentative agreement on a new coastwide labor contract was a godsend to harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach, with turn times improving noticeably, according to researcher Val Noronha.
13 Apr 2015
Fitch Ratings assigned an “AA” rating to the Port of Long Beach’s $194 million renewable and refunding bonds, citing the second largest U.S. ports strong market position and its long-term contractual guarantees of revenues from tenants.
09 Apr 2015
The chief executives of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are looking beyond their current congestion problems to resume what they see as their ports’ rightful role as leaders of the U.S. port industry, and it will all be about infrastructure and processes.
09 Apr 2015
The Port of Oakland is gearing itself up to steal Southern California ports’ first-call status with a slew of new development projects meant to attract Asian imports.
newer trucks operating at the Port of Long Beach
09 Apr 2015
Green programs implemented by the port, trucking and rail industries in California have contributed mightily to harmful emissions reductions in the state over the past 20 years, according to a University of Southern California study published last month in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
07 Apr 2015
East Coast containerized imports in February almost reached parity with West Coast imports, demonstrating the profound shift in trade that has resulted from port congestion and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at West Coast ports. The coming months will determine how much of the shift will be permanent.
pig carcasses at processing plant
04 Apr 2015
U.S. exports of beef, pork and lamb remained subdued in February due to labor disruptions on the West Coast, the strong dollar and market access barriers overseas.
02 Apr 2015
TRAC Intermodal is forming its own chassis pool in Southern California, but the new entity will be added to the “pool of pools,” or neutral chassis arrangement, that was launched at the ports on March 1.
02 Apr 2015
Southern California truckers who filed complaints with the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement alleging unfair charges for extended storage and late return of equipment at congested marine terminals in recent months should start to see arbitration rulings beginning in mid-April.