Port of Long Beach

15 Apr 2014
In the brutal war for cargo that is underway in today’s world of powerful shipping alliances, the last thing the Southern California ports want to do is subsidize competitors by helping them pay to deepen their ports, the president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said yesterday.
Port of Los Angeles
25 Feb 2014
The vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association called upon California’s political leadership to help return the ports to a “virtuous cycle” in which growing cargo volumes generate the revenue needed to build infrastructure and pay for environmental improvements.
Acting Long Beach Port Director Al Moro and JOC senior editor Peter Leach.
25 Feb 2014
Acting Long Beach Port Director Al Moro talks about the ambitious projects to prepare the port for the big new container ships that are calling there. POLB and private investors are providing billions of dollars to build new rail lines and a huge automated container terminal, as well as to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge, which is too low for the new ships.
Container ship entering the Port of Savannah.
20 Feb 2014
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex got off to a “flat” start in 2014, in contrast with the “strong” numbers posted by the ports of Savannah and Charleston in January.
18 Feb 2014
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, in a special meeting last week, selected Boyden Global Executive Search to find candidates for the position of executive director of the nation’s second largest container port.
13 Feb 2014
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has nominated Boyden Global Executive Search to find candidates for the position of executive director of the nation’s number two container port.
Chassis
10 Feb 2014
A chassis-shortage contagion that has plagued the three largest U.S. ports since late last year is a stark reminder to cargo interests, trucking companies and waterfront labor that the cozy world of ocean carrier-owned chassis has come to an end.
Ship near Oakland
04 Feb 2014
Container volumes moving through West Coast ports in 2013 increased 2 percent compared to 2012. Loaded import containers also increased 2 percent, as did loaded export containers, according to numbers posted on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
03 Feb 2014
A crisis of chassis dislocations has developed in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and the entire port community is seeking a solution before it spins out of control.
Train at Port of Long Beach
31 Jan 2014
The transloading of imported cargo from marine containers to domestic containers in Southern California increased sharply in 2013, but new data suggests transloading has hit a plateau and future growth will be incremental.
23 Jan 2014
The Port of Long Beach will spend $788 million this fiscal year to improve its infrastructure, green its operations and keep competing ports from taking any of its cargo.

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