The West Coast ports’ share of Asia imports heading into the United States was shrinking even before congestion nearly paralyzed ports from Long Beach to Seattle last year.
Port of Los Angeles
18 Jan 2016
The flawless discharge and reloading of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port, proves the Southern California port complex’s efforts to more efficiently handle mega-ships are paying off, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said last week.
15 Jan 2016
Container traffic at the Port of Los Angeles in December declined 4.9 percent from the same month the previous year, reflecting the normal seasonal lull and the loss of a handful of services to the neighboring Port of Long Beach.
06 Jan 2016
After struggling all year with cargo diversion due to labor problems, West Coast ports in November finally turned the corner, registering gains in all categories of container throughput.
05 Jan 2016
APM Terminals in Los Angeles last week wrote the script for handling the new generation of mega-ships with capacities of 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, turning the massive CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in 56 hours of operations, averaging 29.1 lifts per crane, per hour, and a total 200 container moves against the vessel each hour.
30 Dec 2015
The time that truckers spend taking delivery of containers inside of marine terminals in Los Angeles is not nearly as long as the drayage industry believes, but there is still room for improvement, the president of PierPass said Tuesday.
29 Dec 2015
Truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are buying as many new and post-2007 model trucks that they can get their hands on in order to take advantage of a tax break that took effect Dec. 18, but time is running out. The accelerated depreciation provision expires at midnight Thursday.
28 Dec 2015
Successfully working the two largest container ships ever to call at a North American port in the same week required an extraordinary effort involving container lines, APM Terminals, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the railroads, chassis providers and three federal government agencies, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Monday.
26 Dec 2015
The arrival of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin Saturday morning heralds the new era of mega-ships in the U.S. These vessels, with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units or larger, will place unprecedented demands on ports to expand cargo-handling capacity and improve marine terminal efficiency.
25 Dec 2015
Terminal operations in Los Angeles-Long Beach are back to normal after a year-long bout with congestion, chassis shortages and labor problems but average trucker turn times in the largest U.S. port complex remain stuck at the unacceptable level of about 90 minutes.
22 Dec 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are taking a fresh look at short haul-rail of containers to an inland cluster of distribution centers as a way to combat systemic congestion at the largest North American container gateway.
18 Dec 2015
U.S. Federal Maritime Chairman Mario Cordero said he's prepared to try to shut down the PierPass program at the Southern California ports via a federal injunction if an agency review of the program finds it to be in violation of the Shipping Act and terminal operators don’t move fast enough to address his concerns.