Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles

03 Sep 2015
Hong Kong to Los Angeles has long been known as one of the most dominant port pairings in the container trade, connecting the trade’s two largest national players, the United States and China, but what has been happening on the trade recently?
01 Sep 2015
Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sincerely want terminal operators to succeed in their ground-breaking plan to develop a system of appointments throughout the harbor. But they fear that the logistics involved in coordinating as many as a dozen stand-alone trucker appointment systems will be very difficult to arrange.
31 Aug 2015
National Retail Systems is putting an all-electric truck into drayage service at the Port of Los Angeles for retail shipper IKEA, which has aggressive sustainability goals.
28 Aug 2015
The California Trucking Association tied its support of truck appointments at Los Angeles-Long Beach container terminals to creation of port-wide metrics to gauge the appointments’ effectiveness.
27 Aug 2015
In a high-risk, possibly high-reward attempt to manage truck flow and reduce congestion, 10 of the 13 container terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach on Thursday adopted a trucker appointment system action plan with the goal of establishing a system of appointments throughout the harbor beginning in 2016.
trucks line up at gates at Oakland port
25 Aug 2015
The Port of Oakland’s announcement last week that it intends to open its terminal gates an extra day each week demonstrates two hard, cold facts about U.S. port operations in this era of big ships. The traditional menu of five weekday gates each week is no longer adequate to handle today’s cargo volumes, but extra gates cost money, and someone — often the shipper — has to pick up the tab.
14 Aug 2015
Containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles dropped 1.5 percent year-over-year in July, with a 16.4 percent drop in loaded export containers accounting for much of that decline.
14 Aug 2015
It will be roughly two weeks before U.S. ports can truly determine how much impact the explosions at Tianjin, the world’s tenth-busiest port, will have on traffic.
13 Aug 2015
The average time to complete a trucking transaction at Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex in July fell by four minutes from the prior month, but no one is celebrating.
11 Aug 2015
Container ships greater than 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units calling at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in July experienced significantly longer berth stays than the overall vessel average, with Long Beach also recording greater mega-ships arrival delays than the industry average, CargoSmart data has found.
29 Jul 2015
Los Angeles-Long Beach is moving slowly toward a dual system of drayage in which some drivers are becoming unionized employees, while others prefer to remain independent contractors. Eventually, the result could be a sufficient pool of drivers to serve the 13 container terminals in the largest U.S. port complex, resulting in service and pricing consistency for the shippers that depend on harbor drivers.
29 Jul 2015
California’s Freight Advisory Committee met Tuesday in Sacramento to begin the process of implementing Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to develop a statewide sustainable freight policy that will transition ports, motor carriers, railroads and other transportation modes toward zero emissions.