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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.

Port of Long Beach-Pierpass facility.
22 May 2018
Importers who pick up cargo during the day favor the prospective flat fee structure, as they would pay less. Importers who pick up cargo at night, who currently don’t pay the traffic mitigation fee (TMF), and would pay more, oppose the new PierPass 2.0 program. Meanwhile, terminals argue they can’t operate extended gates without compensation, and beneficial cargo owners and truckers want greater terminal TMF transparency.
Port of Los Angeles.
07 May 2018
BCOs fear imposing indirect source pollution restrictions on warehouses and distribution centers on top of LA-LB clean-air restrictions will raise the cost of shipping through the Southern California gateway.
Port of Los Angeles.
04 May 2018
It is an ambitious goal, but port officials, environmental experts, and other stakeholders at a summit offered substantial evidence that the commercially-feasible, zero-emissions, cargo-handling system will arrive sooner than many expect.
The Port of Los Angeles.
03 May 2018
A key US retailer group asked the Federal Maritime Commission to turn down the new fee structure with a mandatory appointment system, or at least delay a decision, and it offered several reasons for its stance.
Port of Long Beach w PierPass blding in foreground.
01 May 2018
The goal of the 12 terminal operators at LA-LB is to promote uniformity for drayage operators and more efficient service for beneficial cargo owners in PierPass 2.0 via a common set of rules for trucker appointments and peel-off operations.
Chassis at the Port of Long Beach.
27 Apr 2018
Chassis support facilities are part of a larger trend, certainly on the US West Coast, to repurpose properties that may not be suitable for marine terminals for ancillary functions. Moreover, the ultimate goal, if achieved, would represent a business model advance for the sector.
A truck at the Port of Los Angeles.
25 Apr 2018
Consistently good truck turn times and container dwell times since peak season 2017 have beneficial cargo owners who ship through Los Angeles-Long Beach optimistic that most of the dozen terminals will handle their shipments with a minimum of congestion issues this summer and autumn.
The Port of Long Beach.
16 Apr 2018
The new system, which begins in August, pending Federal Maritime Commission approval, assesses a flat fee on all day and night container moves, requires an appointment, and is a response to complaints from beneficial cargo owners and truckers about the high price of the traffic mitigation fee and truck bunching at certain times of the day.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach Chief Commercial and Operations Officer Noel Hacegaba dive into the implications of technology for ports and the supply chain as a whole.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barret discuss how the speed-to-market demands of e-commerce impacts ports.
Port of Long Beach.
11 Apr 2018
Confirming to Alphaliner that it is discussing US terminal assets with Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States officials, Cosco, a China government-backed carrier, said it is confident the deal will pass the US review and that the deal’s June 30 deadline will be met.
Port of Long Beach.
05 Apr 2018
In the latest move to demonstrate the commercial and operational feasibility of zero-emission, cargo-handling equipment, the Port of Long Beach has announced a partnership with SSA Marine to convert nine rubber-tire gantry cranes from diesel to electric and purchase 12 battery-electric yard tractors.
Port of Los Angeles.
02 Apr 2018
Beneficial cargo owners and truckers in Los Angeles may experience improved cargo velocity and reduced gate congestion if a large container drayoff facility to be piloted at the Port of Los Angeles proves to be successful.
Intermodal rail in California.
27 Mar 2018
Beneficial cargo owners who ship through the Alameda Corridor can anticipate financial stability at the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA), at least through 2026, based on current trends that include 4 to 5 percent annual increases in container traffic and continued increases in the Consumer Price Index, the combination of which generates ACTA’s revenues.
The Port of Long Beach.
26 Mar 2018
PierPass has its supporters and detractors, but port users agree that the largest US gateway could not handle 17 million TEU per year without a regular schedule of night and weekend gates.
The Port of Long Beach.
21 Mar 2018
The latest LA-LB metrics show that extended gates, appointments, and improved cargo-delivery processes are working despite record volumes.
The Port of Long Beach. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.
13 Mar 2018
Many US ports are facing the challenge of handling container surges from today’s mega-ships with an operating schedule designed in the 1970s.
12 Mar 2018
The LA and Oakland information portals are expected to spread to other US ports.
A truck traveling in Los Angeles.
26 Feb 2018
Beneficial cargo owners who contract with XPO for drayage will closely watch a class-action misclassification lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking wages, damages, and a permanent injunction preventing XPO from classifying drivers as independent contractors.
Port of Long Beach.
21 Feb 2018
Long Beach's mayor and city council support efforts by the Teamsters union on the driver misclassification issue.
Port of Los Angeles.
16 Feb 2018
Carriers’ refusal to reduce capacity on the verge of service contracting season has the east-bound Pacific looking at only minimal rate increases of perhaps $100 per FEU to the West Coast, and possible rate reductions to the East Coast.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
26 Jan 2018
Officials say the technology will also help create more trucker dual transactions.
25 Jan 2018
BCOs calling at the largest US port complex want predictability, reliability, and velocity, and the port directors said those goals can be achieved only through technology and process improvements.
24 Jan 2018
Truckers seek “dual transactions,” or revenue moves in both directions and at LA-LB, technology will play a key role in achieving that goal, which will also reduce turn times — getting cargo to its destination quicker.
26 Dec 2017
Building predictive analytics into an appointment system that must process up to 60,000 truck moves per day in load center ports is a tentative process that involves trial and error, and, increasingly, further advances in technology.
14 Dec 2017
Pacific Maritime Association president Jim McKenna said there is a realization among the ILWU leadership and rank and file that, “The perception of the ports, the credibility of the ports, means jobs.”
03 Nov 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Nov. 2 approved new zero and near-zero emission guidelines.
03 Nov 2017
The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan that the ports adopted this week is an environmental document that will guide investment decisions by terminal operators and motor carriers in Southern California for the next 20 years.
25 Oct 2017
The ports’ sheer volume of cargo, and more importantly, the container moves per vessel call, are where the problem starts.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.
20 Oct 2017
Los Angeles-Long Beach market share has eroded steadily since 2002.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
29 Aug 2017
US exporters using West Coast ports are paying extra to work around shorter delivery windows.
28 Aug 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2016 were able to reduce emissions while handling more volume.
22 Aug 2017
The landscape at many ports is changing rapidly.