Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo is senior editor with The Journal of Commerce, based in Long Beach, Calif.

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In a sign that U.S. container volumes in 2016 could turn out better than forecast, the Port of Los Angeles last month handled 704,398 twenty-foot-equivalent units, making it the busiest January in the port’s history.

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Truck turn times at the Middle Harbor container terminal in Long Beach will improve greatly when the automated facility receives its first vessel April 7 because truck traffic will be completely...
Container traffic at the Port of Oakland in January soared 38.5 percent compared to January 2015, indicating the market share that the Northern California port lost during the coastwide labor...
Containerized imports at U.S. ports are projected to increase by double digits in January and February compared to the same months last year, when dozens of vessels were stranded outside of West...
Electrification of container terminals is hugely expensive, but for large ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, it may be the only way to handle growing cargo volumes in a sustainable...
Rather than being a loss for the Port of Oakland, the pending departure of Outer Harbor Terminal will be an economic plus to the port complex because it will concentrate more revenue-producing...
Freight rates in the trans-Pacific edged lower this week as the final shipments left Asia before factories there shut down for two weeks for the Chinese New Year celebrations. Even larger declines in...
U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn Wednesday blasted the Port of Los Angeles for allegedly failing to adhere to pollution-reduction measures promised to the community, which she called a “disturbing trend,” when...
The decision Monday by Outer Harbor Terminal in Oakland to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will not deter Ports America from continuing to invest in its other container terminals on both...
West Coast ports closed out a tumultuous 2015 with a decline of 3 percent in container volume in December, with container traffic also declining 3 percent for the year.
Outer Harbor Terminal in Oakland, the joint venture between Ports America and Terminal Investment Ltd. that operates one of the largest container terminals in the port, filed a Chapter 11 petition in...