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LA Port sees container traffic slowing

The Port of Los Angeles moved 705,306 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in February. While it was the third busiest February at the Port, it represents a 2.7 percent decrease compared to last year’s record-setting February. According to a statement, Lunar New Year played a pivotal role in the last month’s …

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Presidents’ day: LA & LB Ports’ schedule

Terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have announced schedules for the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend of Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, through Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The schedule is posted below, and a PDF of the schedule can be downloaded by clicking here: https://www.pierpass.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Prezday_2019.pdf.    

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Port of L.A achieves strong start of the year

7th Consecutive Month Above 800,000 TEU Mark, 5.4% Increase Over Last January SAN PEDRO, Calif. – February 13, 2019 – The Port of Los Angeles processed 852,449 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January, the busiest January in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes represent a 5.4 percent jump over last January and marks …

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POLA & POLB terminal gates closure

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will observe a special stop work meeting for union business on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, starting at 5 p.m. As a result, no marine terminal gates at the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Long Beach will operate between the hours …

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U.S. West Coast terminal congestion

In anticipation of impending tariffs on Chinese imports into the U.S. and consequently, larger and extra loader vessels are being employed to accommodate the increased volumes, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are being overwhelmed with unprecedented import volumes. Although the ports are trying to effectively manage this …

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Time for ports to embrace change

Recently, it was suggested that we need to ask hard questions about the Port Optimizer. To address these, it is important to first pose a broader question: Are we collectively willing to be the change we want to see? Ports are in the unique position to facilitate transformational change for the global supply …

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Clean air action plan meeting in Wilmington

The fourth advisory meeting of 2018 to offer information on progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan 2017 Update (2017 CAAP Update) is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, in Wilmington. Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the …

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Port of Los Angeles sets all-time record

The Port of Los Angeles processed 952,554 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October 2018, a 27.2 percent increase compared to October 2017. It was the most cargo handled in a single month in the Port’s 111-year history, eclipsing the November 2017 record of 924,225 TEUs. “During October, two of our container …

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Extra precautions in LA-LB fruits imports

Fruits being imported through the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will be subject to extra safety precautions for at least the next few months due to an ongoing quarantine, according to the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture. As part of the quarantine, which was imposed Nov. 6 by the …

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Port of L.A. statement on container explosion

PORT OF LOS ANGELES STATEMENT ON CONTAINER INCIDENT Because our facilitation of a safe and secure supply chain is top priority at the Port of Los Angeles, the incident involving an export-bound shipping container that exploded inside a marine terminal storage area here on October 30 is of paramount concern to …

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