Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles

30 Oct 2014
Port congestion has gotten so bad in Los Angeles-Long Beach that harbor truckers are imposing congestion surcharges of $50 to as much as $100 an hour, and retailers and other beneficial cargo owners are paying the extra charges if the alternative is that they will not get their containers that day.
Container ships at anchor on Oct. 30 off Los Angeles-Long Beach awaiting berths
30 Oct 2014
Adding to other recent evidence that congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach is worsening, Hapag-Lloyd Wednesday announced delays to multiple services and said the overall situation “has reached a critical point.”
29 Oct 2014
LONG BEACH — A Los Angeles-Long Beach port truck driver who said she was misclassified as an independent contractor was awarded a check for $9,000 in unemployment benefits by the California Employment Development Department this week, giving Teamsters fuel in their campaign to organize local drayage drivers.
Cassidy
29 Oct 2014
JOC Senior Trucking Editor William Cassidy describes the current congestion crisis at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and its impact on inland distribution in this video from the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
San Pedro Bay
29 Oct 2014
U.S. retailers are pressuring PierPass to temporarily waive at least $9 million in fees to give shippers some relief from severe congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
28 Oct 2014
With the nation’s ability to move imports and exports “in crisis mode,” U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Chairman Mario Cordero is urging PierPass to “seriously consider” calls for a moratorium on its fees as congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex builds.
Port of Los Angeles
28 Oct 2014
Congestion continues to plague Los Angeles-Long Beach despite efforts by terminal operators to remain open longer and use all longshore labor at their disposal.
28 Oct 2014
Chicago-area drayage drivers that handle containers are noticing an unusual shortage of volumes originating at
Image shows three container ships in San Pedro Bay on Oct. 27. Source: Marine Exchange of Southern California.
27 Oct 2014
Eleven container ships were anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Sunday, the most waiting at one time in San Pedro Bay in two years, as gridlock persisted at the largest container gateway in the Americas.
Bill Mongelluzzo video
27 Oct 2014
Video of veteran JOC West Coast Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo describing congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the many factors causing it.
Containers
25 Oct 2014
Importers and exporters can mitigate supply chain disruptions, such as the terrible congestion in Los Angeles-Long Beach, but their planning must begin months in advance, attendees at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference were told Friday.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.