Port of Long Beach Tops 8 Million TEU in FY2018

The Port of Long Beach closed out its 2018 fiscal year having handled 8,000,929 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the previous 12 months. This figure represents a new annual record and is 10.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2017. “We are poised to break our calendar year record at the end of December,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Cargo Volume Dips in August

Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach fell 1.9 percent in August compared to 2017 figures amid the backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war. The Port of Long Beach, the second largest container port in the United States behind neighboring Los Angeles, reported last week a total of 679,543 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) were moved through the … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Container Volumes Dip in July

The Port of Long Beach saw a decline in container volumes in July compared to the same month a year ago, which hit a historic high that has since been surpassed. The drop, 4.4 percent, was attributed to shipping alliances’ decisions in July to shift vessel deployment and port calls. Port officials also raised concerns that escalating tariffs could slow trade activity — thus … [Read more...]

Grant Supports Zero-Emission Cargo Handling at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is moving ahead with a $16.8 million project to build infrastructure that will support electric-powered, zero-emissions cargo-handling at the port. Funded in part by an $8 million California Energy Commission grant, the Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project supports the first phase of a transition to zero-emissions at Total Terminals … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Crane Operators Set New Single-Shift Cargo Record

A pair of crane operators at the Port of Long Beach on the U.S. West Coast have set a new productivity record for moving the most cargo using a single crane during one eight-hour shift. The record was set on May 15 when two crane operators working the containership Gudrun Maersk at Total Terminals International's Pier T terminal moved a total of 564 containers using a single … [Read more...]