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.
14 Nov 2014
The deterioration in truck turn times at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the past six months was due primarily to near-record container volumes at the ports and a dislocation of chassis A truck capacity crunch, labor slowdowns and a half-dozen other events were simply irritants that made the problem worse.
14 Nov 2014
A just-released study commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association argues that West Coast ports stand to lose significant volumes of cargo in the years following the Panama Canal expansion due to lower freight rates that will be offered on all-water Asia to East and Gulf coast services.
14 Nov 2014
The chaotic waterfront scenes jamming up U.S. gateway ports on the West Coast are proving a boon for the air charter business and with no end in sight to the congestion, forwarders are securing space on chartered freighters for urgent cargo.
Seattle port
13 Nov 2014
The Pacific Maritime Association today called upon the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to immediately agree to a temporary contract extension in order to end job actions in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma.
Truck treads
13 Nov 2014
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that drayage drivers from one company had agreed to stop striking at the Los Angeles-Long Long Beach port complex, and he was working to reach a similar conclusion with drivers from another company.
Hanjin Shipping vessel
13 Nov 2014
Hanjin Shipping levied a hefty port congestion surcharge on shipments to the West Coast of North America to help combat rising costs due to congestion, one of a handful of new surcharge announcements tied to the gridlock that has affected Southern California since September and which has now spread up the West Coast.
13 Nov 2014
Southern California port truck drivers are picketing six Los Angeles-Long Beach marine terminals and the offices of two drayage companies this morning, but the ports report that cargo-handling is not being affected.
11 Nov 2014
Man-hours paid to longshoremen in Los Angeles-Long Beach in October went through the roof because of the worst congestion the ports have experienced in more than a decade.
11 Nov 2014
Twelve container ships were anchored in the waters off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this morning, the most waiting at one time in San Pedro Bay in two years, surpassing the previous record set on Oct. 26 as congestion continues to crush the largest container gateway in the Americas.
10 Nov 2014
Dockworkers at Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma picked up their productivity a bit this weekend, but the situation turned bad in Oakland when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs for three consecutive shifts.
trucks in LA-Long Beach
10 Nov 2014
Truck turn times at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex have increased more than 30 percent since last year, according to statistics provided by the Harbor Trucking Association to JOC.com, a result of crisis-level congestion.