Monday, April 12, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
Ports

SoCal Port Backlog Continues as Imports Surge Through March

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week as imports surged through March, usually one of the slower...

April 12, 2021
Total Views: 3853

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Ports

Port of Long Beach Had Busiest Month on Record in March

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest month ever in March as imports continue to pour into U.S. seaports. The Port of Long Beach says the new record comes...

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 1324

Monday, March 15, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Ports

Shipping Congestion at Los Angeles Ports Starts Easing

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) –Shipping congestion outside the biggest U.S. gateway for imports from Asia showed signs of easing over the past week as dockworkers made progress reducing by almost...

March 15, 2021
Total Views: 9677

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Ports

Port of Los Angeles Will Divert Ships to Battle Covid Container Congestion

By Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) The Port of Los Angeles plans to divert cargo ships to other destinations because of pandemic-fueled congestion, according to the port’s executive director. About 800 of...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 3804

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
COVID-VAccine
Ports

America’s Largest Port Starts COVID-19 Vaccinations

(gCaptain editorial note: Did I miss publishing the fucking news from ports about vaccinating mariners so they can go the fuck home? Admiral Schultz, USCG… do you have any information...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 3354

Monday, February 15, 2021
port of long beach
Shipping

Vaccinations Start for Dockworkers at Nation’s Busiest Port Complex

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 (Reuters) – About 800 longshoremen from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday got the first COVID-19 vaccinations for dockworkers...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 1588

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Urges Freight ‘Silos’ to Unite in Crisis

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Companies that violate U.S. supply-chain rules around inundated American ports may be penalized, according to a key maritime regulator in Washington who is pushing the fragmented...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 2482

Saturday, February 6, 2021
Ports

Dockworkers at Nation’s Busiest Port Complex May Get Better Vaccine Access

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Dockworkers at the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia may soon have better access to coronavirus vaccines, as officials on the West Coast battle congestion...

February 6, 2021
Total Views: 2381

Thursday, February 4, 2021
port of long beach
Ports

Cargo Boom Continues at Nation’s Second-Busiest Port

The Port of Long Beach has reported its busiest January on record as the cargo boom continues into 2021. Dockworkers and terminal operators at the port moved 764,006 twenty-foot equivalent...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 2771

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
cma cgm containership
Shipping

Captain Livingstone: Guns, Germs, and Steel

The 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel, written by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond, is a fascinating read covering 13,000 years of human history and a seemingly apropos header...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 3421

Friday, January 29, 2021
Shipping

Biggest Gateway for U.S. Imports Hit by Record Ship Bottleneck

By Brendan Murray – Ship congestion around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hit an unprecedented level, worsening the bottleneck at the busiest gateway for U.S. imports. A record...

January 29, 2021
Total Views: 4513

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Ports

Anchored Containerships Off Los Angeles/Long Beach Flee Winter Storm

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Cargo ships enduring one of the worst U.S. port bottlenecks in more than a decade faced down another obstacle as they waited to offload near Los...

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 7884

Friday, January 15, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Ports

Port of Long Beach Reports Busiest Year in 2020 Despite Headwinds

The Port of Long Beach moved a record 8.1 million TEUs in 2020 despite facing headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China. Total cargo volumes...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 1856

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
containers at port of los angeles
Ports

Nation’s Busiest Port, Buried in Imports, Plucks Out Toys to Load Santa’s Sleigh

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Workers at the busiest U.S. seaport are plucking containers of toys off ships and out of massive stacks of cargo swamping...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2366

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Ports

Port of Long Beach November Volumes Jump 30%

The Port of Long Beach has reported its busiest November on record as retailers make the final push before the holidays. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 783,523 twenty-foot equivalent units...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 1623

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Shipping

Opinion: Container Shipping Is Booming Again. That Probably Won’t Last

By Justin Fox (Bloomberg Opinion) — The two busiest ports in the U.S., the neighboring facilities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, have been setting new monthly records for inbound container...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 5549

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Ports

U.S. Import Boom Delaying Cargo at Nation’s Busiest Port

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Record cargo imports are causing delays that are rippling from the nation’s busiest U.S. port complex to other parts of the...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 3357

Thursday, November 12, 2020
port of long beach
Maritime News

Port of Long Beach Breaks Monthly Cargo Record Again, Continuing Historic Recovery Run

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest month ever again in October as the number of twenty-foot containers handled topped 800,000 for the first time in 109-year history of...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 445

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
port of long beach
Interesting

Trade is “Humming” at United States’ Second-Busiest Port

The Port of Long Beach has reported its busiest month ever in September as retailers rush to restock ahead of the holiday season. The port on Wednesday said trade was...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 64

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
port of long beach
Maritime News

Port of Long Beach Reports Best August Ever Amid COVID-19, Trade War Uncertainty

The Port of Long Beach had its best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peaking shipping season despite lingering economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 36