Port of Los Angeles Imports Fall in September as Trade War Roils Shipping

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest for ocean trade with China, processed fewer containers of imported goods in September as the prolonged U.S.-China trade war whipsaws global supply chains. Imports fell 2.9% to 402,320 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalent units, in September - the first decline at the Port of Los Angeles since February. Exports … [Read more...]

Dockworker Dies in Accident at Port of Los Angeles Container Terminal

One dockworker has died and another sustained severe injuries in an accident at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal on Wednesday. A Port of Los Angeles statement said the incident took place at approximately 7:25 a.m. at the Fenix Marine Services at Pier 300. An industrial accident on Wednesday, May 15 at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal tragically took the … [Read more...]

Port of Los Angeles Reports Record Cargo Volume in 2016; 8.8 Million TEU Handled

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles reached 8,856,782 TEU in 2016, marking the busiest year ever for the port or any port in the Western Hemisphere Port for that matter, the Port of Los Angeles said Thursday. The previous record was set in 2006, when the Port of Los Angeles handled 8,469,853 TEUs. The port finished the year with December volumes of 796,536 TEUs, a 27 … [Read more...]

Los Angeles to Sell $340 Million in Bonds to Refurbish Container Port

By Elizabeth Campbell Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Los Angeles Harbor Department, which runs the busiest container port in the U.S., is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009, after the risk of a crippling strike was reduced by a tentative agreement on health-care costs between longshoremen and shippers. The sale this week will help refinance debt and … [Read more...]

Naked Man Found Standing on Ship’s Rudder – PHOTOS

We put this first photo up on the gCaptain Facebook page yesterday as a “caption this” and it was such at hit, that we thought we’d provide a little bit of backstory. The photo was taken recently at an anchorage in Long Beach when harbor police found a half naked man standing on the rudder of the Chevron oil taker MT Altair Voyager. And if you were wondering, no, the man … [Read more...]