Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest container port in the United States, offering six container terminals and intermodal rail service from BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Its highly automated Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor -- one of the most technologically advanced port facilities in the United States – enables truckers to benefit from a terminal configuration that speeds up harbor turn-times by separating vessel from street traffic.

In the Los Angeles-Long Beach region, private-sector developers of information portals such as GE Transportation and Advent Intermodal Solutions’ eModal, often in cooperation with port authorities, have established gateways in major gateways.

15 Nov 2021
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have delayed by one week implementation of costly emergency fees on long-dwell containers as retailers rush to vacate those containers from the docks.
24 Apr 2019
As volumes front-loaded by retailers and manufacturers ahead of planned tariff increases during the winter months have subsided, so too has the congestion that gripped the largest US port complex.
10 Apr 2019
Truck turn times, container dwell times, and chassis availability are improving in LA-LB now that import volumes have dropped.
04 Apr 2019
A new Los Angeles-Long Beach CAAP report finds battery-powered trucks and natural gas-powered trucks are best suited to achieve the ports' short-term emissions goals through 2021.
03 Apr 2019
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has joined the ILWU in urging Maersk to consider the social and economic impacts of its automated terminal project in Los Angeles.
22 Mar 2019
The Los Angeles harbor commission has put plans to automate a portion of APM Terminals’ Pier 400 facility on hold, but the delay is likely just a temporary setback.
22 Mar 2019
The switch from an incentive-based pricing model thus far has had little impact on traffic patterns at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, but truckers are waiting to see how it operates once the ports are congestion free.
18 Mar 2019
Sources tell JOC.com multiple terminals are being "bombarded" by empty container returns, causing congestion at terminal gates and delaying the overall recovery at the busiest US port complex.
13 Mar 2019
Long Beach's dilemma over choosing a port information portal highlights questions of how much shipment information is needed to improve efficiency for BCOs and truckers and how much users will be willing to pay for that data.
07 Mar 2019
Terminal executives at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex tell TPM 2019 that when container gateways get overwhelmed by unexpected volume surges, even the best laid operating plans go awry.
26 Feb 2019
With blank sailings kicking in and congestion at Chicago rail yards easing, terminal operators in LA-LB say they have turned the corner and they see end of congestion by mid-March
08 Feb 2019
Rail delays in Los Angeles and Long Beach are compounding already severe congestion that has caused truck turn times to spike, with no relief in sight for at least the next two weeks.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Jan 2019
Container and chassis dwell times in Los Angeles-Long Beach edged lower in December.
Port of Long Beach.
28 Jan 2019
The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are investing billions in physical infrastructure, digitization, and process improvements to relieve congestion and speed container transport.
Infographic: LA-LB port pain points
25 Jan 2019
With 12 container terminals handling more than 16 million TEU per year, including 30,000 gate moves per day, Los Angeles-Long Beach is the nation's most complex port environment.
Port of Los Angeles.
17 Jan 2019
The cause of the extreme gridlock at Los Angeles-Long Beach is manifold.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Jan 2019
Competitors demonstrate that West Coast ports need to efficiently transfer containers to trucks and trains, as well ship-to-port, to retain shipper business.
Containers stacked at a depot / storage center.
08 Jan 2019
A space shortage from high tariff-threat-induced volume has prompted shippers and 3PLs to seek alternative, nearby container space.
Port of Long Beach.
04 Jan 2019
Spot rates in the eastbound Pacific increased for the second straight week.
The Port of Los Angeles.
04 Jan 2019
When imports increased strongly last summer, due in part to front-loading of shipments to get ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs on China, spot rates soared by more than $1,000 to each coast.
David Arian.
03 Jan 2019
David Arian, a former international president of the ILWU and more recently Port of Los Angeles harbor commissioner, was a committed activist for workers’ rights and community causes. He died Wednesday at age 72.
A truck with cargo at the Port of Los Angeles.
20 Dec 2018
As the initial experience indicates, North American port extended gates adoption, despite increasing container volume and truck congestion, is coming in fits and starts.
Containers stacked at the Port of Long Beach.
19 Dec 2018
The Los Angeles and Long Beach executive directors promised shippers and truckers they would deliver several action items within six months to relieve mounting congestion.
The Port of Los Angeles.
17 Dec 2018
Providers such as Advent and GE Transportation are each constructing a system of systems at North American ports.
Port of Los Angeles.
14 Dec 2018
Eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates fell for the fourth straight week.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
12 Dec 2018
North American ports are implementing extended hours, and a major factor in starting the programs is incontrovertible night trucker demand.
Two ships at the Port of Los Angeles.
30 Nov 2018
Following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires on Saturday at the G20 summit, President Trump agreed to a 90-day truce in which the US wouldn’t impose higher tariffs on Jan 1. as threatened.
A truck with cargo at the Port of Los Angeles.
29 Nov 2018
It’s still too soon to evaluate the flat-fee system, but so far it has not caused a surge in daytime traffic. What’s more, front-loading that’s increased volume, owing to the threat of US tariffs, has maintained night volume, or as one key trucking official put it, “You show up to get the container when you can get the container.”
Port of Long Beach.
19 Nov 2018
The sale could be one of the largest terminal deals ever, dwarfing the $2.4 billion sale of OOIL's terminals on the US East Eoast and in Vancouver, Canada, in 2006.
17 Nov 2018
Sponsored: Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director and COO Dr. Noel Hacegaba discusses the impact $260 billion in China-US cargo tariffs had on 2018's peak season, the future of data visibility and use of platforms such as GE's Port Optimizer, and the relationship between Southern California's rail network and expanding cargo volumes.
15 Nov 2018
The two sitting commissioners on the US Federal Maritime Commission on Thursday voted to allow the PierPass 2.0 extended gates program featuring a flat-fee pricing model to take effect.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Oct 2018
The new ILWU president and his team are certified and now face the challenge of rebuilding the image of West Coast ports for labor reliability, as BCOs still remember the labor disruptions of 2002 and 2014-2015.
Port of Los Angeles.
23 Oct 2018
“This is the reality today. We must focus on service levels to make sure terminals are fluid,” Steve Balaski, senior business development manager for containers at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma, told the recent Western Cargo Conference of freight forwarders and customs brokers.
Trans-Pacific Trade Oct. 2018 photo for Infographic.
19 Oct 2018
The chaos of the trans-Pacific peak season has set the stage for tough annual service contract negotiations in the spring between container lines and US importers from Asia.
Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.
15 Oct 2018
PierPass, the oldest extended-gates program in North America, was launched in 2005 to increase throughput capacity at the largest US port complex while diverting a sizable portion of the truck traffic from the peak daytime hours in order to relieve traffic congestion on local freeways and roads.