FreightWaves Classics: Port of Long Beach celebrates 110 years of service

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The Port of Long Beach was founded 110 years ago today – June 24, 1911. Today, the Port of Long Beach encompasses more than 7,600 acres of “state-of-the-art cargo terminals, roadways, bridges, rail yards and shipping channels.” Photo: Port of Long Beach).

West Coast Chassis Pool Challenges at Ports of LA and Long Beach

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most notably the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – are experiencing severe backups due to increased import activity after the initial pandemic-related slowdown of 2020. As we examined in our recent blog post on port congestion , ports across the U.S.


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Union Pacific opening new rail terminal outside the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach


The new terminal will be located near the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and is set to open in the second quarter of 2021, providing customers’ expanded access to many key markets, including Chicago.

‘Ongoing cargo boom’ drives Port of Long Beach’s record April

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The Port of Long Beach sailed past the previous April cargo-handling record by more than 118,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). “An Port of Long Beach volume jumps 43.3% Port of Long Beach has best January on record.

Industry Insights: As the Holiday Season Arrives, Constraints at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Tighten Even More


As the country heads into the holiday peak season, gridlock at the LA/LB port complex continues. Struggles with delayed vessel arrivals, congestion, labor availability, chassis shortages, and appointment system shortcomings continue to hamper the flow of containers.

New Enhancements Aim to Speed Container Drayage at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

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If you’ve been following operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent years, the trend looks something like this: the Ports continually break new volume records, truck turn times remain high, and officials vow to speed things up. Fortunately for shippers, enhancements are in place to speed container drayage in Los Angeles and Long Beach now and in the future.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

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This will continue to be a challenge as long as the oil price per barrel remains above $70 (USD). The post Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions appeared first on Transportfolio. There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. The Federal Maritime Commission hosted a few open forums to discuss this situation.

Los Angeles port braces for Yantian catch-up, peak season combo

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This mirrors the pattern seen in Long Beach. Loaded import containers to Long Beach declined 20% in June versus May. Chart: American Shipper based on data from ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

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News This Week in News Blume Global Blume Maps Boston Dynamics cargo theft China tariffs Kaleris Long Beach Navis ocean ports Suez Canal supply chain news world tradeQ1 2021 is in the books.

West Coast port crisis caught in infrastructure debate

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trillion proposal — Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero told lawmakers that a lack of containers, intermodal chassis and on-dock rail capacity has hit an inflection point. Trans-Pacific container rates from Asia to the U.S.

Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight

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As a result, Freightos’ East Coast-West Coast spread — the premium importers pay to take the long route via the Panama Canal — hit $2,976 per FEU on Thursday, a record high. Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates.

Navigating Port Congestion Challenges at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

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In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one of those ramifications – port congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – and get you up to speed on what’s happening at the Ports and what, if anything, you can do about it.

NFI Leads the Inauguration Ceremony Procession Celebrating the New Port of Long Beach Bridge


The Port of Long Beach celebrated the completion of its new, state-of-the-art bridge opening Monday, October 5, 2020.

Global Supply Chain News on Growing Congestion has Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Pondering 24 x 7 Operations

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Would be Enormously Complex Undertaking, Requiring Synchronization of Many Parts

Broken records: ‘Historic cargo surge’ still making waves at US ports

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Port of Long Beach. Wednesday’s announcement from the Port of Long Beach said the United States’ second-busiest port “continued its unprecedented streak of single-month records in May by moving more than 900,000 cargo containers for the first time in its 110-year history.”.

Container shipping’s stranger-than-fiction first half of 2021

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creates a colossal traffic jam of container ships in San Pedro Bay, where ships are stuck at anchor for weeks off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ( story here ).

Environmental news you missed on Earth Day

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Water quality, aquatic habitat and biological resources were among the factors surveyed near the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Weber Opens New Long Beach Drayage Facility

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Weber Logistics has opened a new port drayage facility in Long Beach, CA, less than 1 mile from the port. Situated within the Overweight Corridor, this new facility will handle Los Angeles and Long Beach port drayage, as well as transloading, and weight reduction for overweight loads to make them compliant with California highway regulations.

US imports could stall as demand overwhelms trans-Pacific capacity

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However, dozens of ships remain at anchor along the California coast , in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and in San Francisco Bay and drifting in the Pacific Ocean off the Port of Oakland. import demand remains historically high.

Viewpoint: The causes of port congestion — and tactics to improve efficiency

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While the freeing of the Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal in March caused the biggest headache in port congestion, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — the two biggest gateways for U.S.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

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When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

Global Supply Chain News on Port Delays at LA and Long Beach, Across the World Cause Logistics Headaches

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Delays at Ports of LA and Long Beach Getting Severe, with Chassis Issues Continuing to Be Key Source of Problems. Cannot Keep Doing This, Sears Exac Says

West Coast Importers: ‘Tis The Season To Consider Long Beach Warehouse Space

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Any way you look at it, for companies that import containers into the Port of Long Beach, there’s a lot to love about this busy international gateway – and its nearby distribution centers. Together with the nearby Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach handles more than a third of all ocean containers that arrive in the United States.

Supply Chain News on Toyota Ready for Second Real Test of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks at Ports of LA and Long Beach

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Beta Version Increases Range to 300 Miles on a Single Charge of Hydrogen

Full steam ahead: Why container ships are racing across the Pacific

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California’s massive container-ship traffic jam is still really jammed

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Peak shipping season is coming soon — and the “parking lot” of container ships stuck at anchor off the coast of California is still there, with Oakland surpassing Los Angeles/Long Beach as the epicenter of congestion. In January-May 2019, Los Angeles/Long Beach averaged 14.9

Repaired MSC Ariane resumes voyage to LA

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Arrivals at the ports of LA and Long Beach have been delayed in recent months primarily because of historic congestion in San Pedro Bay. According to MarineTraffic, the Eureka sailed from Long Beach on Sunday and is en route to Ningbo, China.

‘March madness’ at LA port amid ‘once in a lifetime’ surge

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There have been a lot of headlines about the “parking lot” of container ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay , awaiting berths in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Rail data is showing a highly unusual shift in westbound volumes to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Disappointing April Container Volumes Keep LA and Long Beach In The Red For 2015


Ports Of LA and Long Beach Fail To Continue Record Setting Growth. The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to deal with the after-effects of February’s total port shutdowns, reporting mixed container volume growth for April. Long Beach managed to continuing an upwards trend, posting a modest 7.9% Long Beach, though catching up faster to year-to-date totals, has still handled.3%

Hapag-Lloyd shelling out more than half a billion dollars for containers

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CEO Rolf Habben Jansen explained in February, “Normally you would sail 12 days [to LA/Long Beach]. American Shipper Container Maritime News Top Stories container shortage Hapag-Lloyd Port of Long Beach Port of Los Angeles Rolf Habben Jansen slow turn times

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

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As of Tuesday, 19 container ships were at anchor off Los Angeles/Long Beach, down from a daily average of around 30 earlier this year. As Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra told American Shipper back in March , “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” He was right.

Import gains at top US container gateways go ballistic

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Looking at individual ports, trailing three-month volumes rose the most in Los Angeles (+48.1%), followed by Long Beach (+44.5%), Savannah, Georgia (+32.8) The import stats at U.S. ports just went ballistic. Year-on-year (y/y) gains skyrocketed for two reasons.

Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’

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The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. Does this mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing?

Trans-Pacific contract rates slip from peak but still historic

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The latest data shows a moderate retreat in the year-on-year increase in long-term contract rates. Norway-based Xeneta collects long-term contract rate data, using millions of inputs per month from shippers and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs).

1 month, 1 million-plus containers at Port of LA

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The Port of Long Beach and South Carolina Ports Authority last week also reported record Mays. At the neighboring Port of Long Beach, the volume of empty containers in May was up 80.7%