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 Sets New Western Hemisphere Cargo Record in 2018

Container throughput at the Port of Los Angeles rose to a record 9.45 million TEU in 2018, solidifying Los Angeles' spot as the Western Hemisphere's top port for containerized cargo. In total, the Port tallied 9,458,749 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) during 2018, up 1.2 percent more than 2017’s record-breaking year. The year marked the third consecutive year of record … [Read more...]

Port of Los Angeles On Track to Surpass 9 Million TEU This Year, But November Volumes Down

America's busiest container port, the Port of Los Angeles, processed 832,331 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November 2018 putting it on track to once again surpass 9 million TEUs this year. November marked the fifth consecutive month volumes exceeded 800,000 TEUs and the sixth busiest month in the Port’s history. Compared to November 2017, however, November 2018 … [Read more...]

North American Container Handling Record Set in Los Angeles – 27,846 TEU Moved

APM Terminals announced today it set a new North American record this month with 27,846 TEUs handled on one vessel. This represents a complete discharge of the vessel for import cargo and a complete new load of export containers, in addition to empty containers needed back in Asia. The 15,500 TEU, E-class, Eleonora Maersk vessel normally sails in the Asia/Europe service, … [Read more...]

Export-Bound Shipping Container Explodes at Port of Los Angeles Terminal

U.S. officials are investigating an explosion inside an export-bound shipping container at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal on Tuesday evening. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was alerted at approximately 6 p.m. on October 30 that a shipping container had exploded at the Evergreen marine terminal located on Terminal Island under the Vincent Thomas Bridge. As a result … [Read more...]