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: 3838

Monday, February 15, 2021
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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: 1602

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: 2394

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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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: 3443

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: 4556

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Shipping

CMA CGM to Cut Transpacific Premium Service as SoCal Port Congestion Hits On-Time Deliveries

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – CMA CGM appears to be set to close its transpacific express container shipping service, after worsening congestion at Los Angeles port impacted delivery guarantees. According...

January 27, 2021
Total Views: 2167

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: 8041

Friday, January 15, 2021
Ports

Port of Los Angeles Reports Fourth-Busiest Year on Record in 2020

The Port of Los Angeles reported its fourth best year on record in 2020 as a late-year surge of pandemic-induced consumer spending helped boost volumes to near 2019 levels. In...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 1028

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ports

COVID Restocking Surge Continues at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles reports that November cargo volumes were up more than 20 percent compared to last year on a combination of increased consumer spending, holiday shipments and...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2377

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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: 2379

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: 5555

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Ports

Boatloads of Cargo Off Los Angeles Grind Gears of World Economy

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A flotilla of almost a dozen cargo vessels sits anchored just south of Los Angeles this weekend, waiting for berth space. Around the twin ports of...

November 22, 2020
Total Views: 7349

Friday, November 20, 2020
Ports

Port of Los Angeles Reports Busiest Month Ever on Loaded Imports, Empty Exports

The Port of Los Angeles processed a little over 980,000 twenty-foot equivalent containers in October to set a new record for the busiest month in the port’s history as imports...

November 20, 2020
Total Views: 3159

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: 3366

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Ports

Port of Los Angeles Struggles With Surge Of Unscheduled Ships

by Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) – Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive...

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 203

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Maritime News

Ships Wait to Unload at Port of Los Angeles as China Imports Boom

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 323

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Maritime News

Port of Los Angeles Reports Strongest Month Ever in August

The Port of Los Angeles recorded its first monthly cargo increase of the year in August as imports soared to a record high, helping the port to its strongest month...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 97

Friday, August 14, 2020
port of los angeles
Maritime News

Port of Los Angeles Reports Best Month of 2020

The Port of Los Angeles says it saw its busiest month so far this year in July as retailers restock inventories ahead of the holiday season. The port said its...

August 14, 2020
Total Views: 59

Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Interesting

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Down 17% in First Half 2020

More than 776,000 fewer twenty-foot equivalent cargo containers moved across the docks at the Port of Los Angeles in the first half of 2020 compared to last year due to...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Maritime News

New Cargo Handling World Record Set at Port of Los Angeles

A new world record for the most container movements during a single ship call was set last week at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of LA reports that...

June 23, 2020
Total Views: 101