June Imports Down at Top U.S. Hub for China Trade

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, the nation's busiest and the No. 1 for ocean trade with China, - handled 5.1%fewer inbound containers of cargo in June, as the trade standoff between Washington and Beijing disrupts global supply chains. Imports to the smaller Port of Long Beach dropped 13.7% from June 2018, more than offsetting … [Read more...]

Imports at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Fall in May

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex - the No. 1 hub for U.S. ocean trade with China - processed 6.3% fewer inbound cargo containers in May, signaling that the escalating U.S.-China trade war is roiling business activity. Exports from the California seaport complex, the nation's busiest, fell 7.4% year-on-year, the two ports … [Read more...]

Amid Trade War, Busiest U.S. Port Readies for Robots

By Romy Varghese (Bloomberg) -- Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than 1,700 trucks pass through, on average per day, even in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war. All that cargo translates into thousands of miles driven within the facility each day, mostly by diesel vehicles, spewing pollutants. For APM Terminals, the part of … [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 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...]