Bill Mongelluzzo

Bill Mongelluzzo

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

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The congestion that has plagued the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the past two months is expected to get worse in the coming weeks owing to a “record” spike in imports.

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Services featuring expedited transit times and premium cargo handling continue to gain popularity in the booming trade between China and Los Angeles-Long Beach.
A huge volume of imports from China that was concentrated mostly in Los Angeles and Long Beach produced a banner month for the Southern California port complex in September.
Owing to California’s strict environmental requirements, as well as standards for the region outlined in the federal Clean Air Act, the ability of Los Angeles and Long Beach to expand their...
US retailers are stepping up their purchase orders and import projections for the rest of the year in order to avoid a repeat of the stock outages that occurred this summer.
Cargo handling and delivery of import containers to truckers in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has been severely compromised by the three-month import surge from Asia that continues at a...
Although the growth in US imports decelerated slightly in September from August, the double-digit, year-over-year monthly increase indicates there is still strong momentum for the coming months.
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Monday’s opening of the new Gerald Desmond bridge in Long Beach, part of a massive $4.5 billion capital expenditure program, will provide the immediate benefit of reducing truck turn times.
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