Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest container port in the United States. The port has six container terminals and intermodal rail service from BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The port's Middle Harbor terminal is highly automated and one of the most technologically advanced port facilities in the United States.

19 Jul 2017
Clean-air update would result in estimated $7 billion to $14 billion in extra costs in Los Angeles-Long Beach while expanding even further the ports' leading emissions reductions among US ports.
19 Apr 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup talk about how the port was able to work its way through the cargo backlogs generated by the 2014-2015 West Coast labor dispute and the port’s Supply Chain Optimization initiative to boost productivity and efficiency throughout all the the links in the supply chain.
14 Apr 2016
Container volume at the Port of Long Beach declined 26.2 percent in March, as expected, because the traffic was measured against the busiest month of 2015. However, laden container exports were flat, which is an encouraging sign for the months ahead because it could signal a turnaround for U.S. exports after they declined for two consecutive years.
14 Apr 2016
Dr. Noel Hacegaba, CCO at the Port of Long Beach got together with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at TPM 2016 to discuss how the port will cope with more regular calls by the largest mega-ships and upcoming changes in shipping alliances, and how the Middle Harbor Terminal project in Long Beach is beginning of a new era.
13 Apr 2016
Truck turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach unexpectedly showed dramatic improvement in March, due to the seasonal drop in cargo volume that followed the Chinese New Year in Asia, but also because terminal operators in the largest U.S. port complex are working harder than ever to improve their gate operations.
08 Apr 2016
BNSF Railway Friday raised the possibility that its proposed international intermodal railyard four miles from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which has been more than 10 years in the making, may never be built because of environmental challenges.
07 Apr 2016
The Port of Long Beach is studying land use to plan development of the marine terminal capacity needed to handle growing cargo volumes and larger vessels while remaining committed to environmental stewardship and community partnership.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
04 Apr 2016
Criticism and confusion from U.S. shippers, particularly U.S. exporters, greeted the Friday announcement by the 13 terminals at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex that they will not offer weighing services to support implementation of a global container weight rule.
02 Apr 2016
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach do not have the infrastructure that would allow them to weigh containers before they are loaded onto ships, so shippers will have to make other arrangements for obtaining the required verified gross mass of the containers before a July 1 international deadline takes effect, the terminals stated late Friday through a spokesperson.
01 Apr 2016
U.S. West Coast ports in February handled 33.7 percent more laden containers than they did last February, demonstrating a solid recovery from the dark period in early 2015 when labor problems created the worst port congestion in more than a decade.
16 Mar 2016
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach appear to be stuck in a new normal of average truck visit times of about 90 minutes, which has been the case now for the past two years, much to the displeasure of harbor truckers who believe a turn time of one hour should be standard.
11 Mar 2016
Container traffic in Los Angeles last month reached a record high for the month of February at the largest U.S. port, and the strong growth of 42 percent over February 2015 could indicate that 2016 will exceed earlier projections of modest growth this year in the trans-Pacific trades. Neighboring Long Beach’s reaching record monthly volume in February further buoys optimism for import demand.