Pasha Hawaii’s MV George III Calls at Port of Long Beach

Pasha Hawaii’s MV George III Calls at Port of Long Beach

This week, Pasha Hawaii’s new liquefied natural gas-powered container vessel m/v George III arrived at the Port of Long Beach to refuel before heading to its Honolulu homeport for the first time. The 774-foot-long ship called at the POLB on Aug. 17. “As we mark our 75th anniversary and welcome George III to Long Beach, we are proud to continue my family’s legacy of innovation and environmental stewardship, while recognizing our employees as our extended ‘ohana’ (family),” Pasha Hawaii President and CEO George Pasha IV said. “We are also grateful for our partnership with the Port of Long Beach. Being…
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Port of LA Releases Estimates for July Cargo Volumes

Port of LA Releases Estimates for July Cargo Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles is projecting solid cargo numbers for July, estimating about 935,345 TEUs moving through the port last month and surpassing the 2019 record by 2.5%, according to initial estimates released by the port Wednesday, Aug. 17. Early estimates also show that the port’s loaded imports last month are up 3.4% year over year with 485,472 TEUs. It’s about 8% more than the previous five-year June average, according to the port. Meanwhile, the port moved an estimated 103,497 TEUs in loaded exports, up 13% from the previous year. Empty containers rose an estimated 5% year over year…
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Protests Hurt July Cargo Volumes at Port of Oakland

Protests Hurt July Cargo Volumes at Port of Oakland

Last month’s weeklong protests by truck drivers significantly affected cargo numbers at the Port of Oakland, which saw its container volumes fall 28% last month compared to July 2021, according to new data released Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Northern California seaport processed 116,629 loaded TEUs last month, with imports tumbling 26.7% from 94,745 in July 2021 to last month’s 69,463 TEUs. Loaded exports fell even further, dropping 30.8% from 68,153 TEUs in July 2021 to 47,166 TEUs last month. “The port was closed nearly a week last month due to the trucker protests voicing concern over AB5,” Port Maritime Director…
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New Long Beach Harbor Commission President Outlines Priorities

New Long Beach Harbor Commission President Outlines Priorities

Sharon L. Weissman, the new president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, on Aug. 11 announced her priorities for the coming year at the Port of Long Beach, including focusing on various environmental, community and workforce matters. Weissman, who succeeded Commissioner Steven Neal with a one-year term as president, said priorities include leaning into the port’s mission to have all zero-emissions cargo-handling equipment by 2030 and zero-emissions drayage trucks by 2035, improving working conditions for truckers who work in San Pedro Bay and bolstering the commission’s support for the port’s community grants and sponsorship programs, including education outreach…
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Port of Seattle Slashes GHG Emissions

Port of Seattle Slashes GHG Emissions

The Port of Seattle slashed its greenhouse gas emissions by 46% last year over its 2005 baseline, according to the port’s newly released annual GHG emissions inventory. Among the findings: a 41% drop in GHG emissions from maritime vehicle and equipment fuel use since 2005 due to the use of renewable diesel and lower gasoline use. Port officials anticipate removing all carbon emissions from port-owned and -controlled sources by 2040 and for everyone operating at port facilities to be at least carbon neutral by 2050. “We are past peak carbon for the port’s owned and controlled emissions,” port Commissioner Ryan…
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WETA Launches New Ticketing System, App

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority now has a ticketing system and smartphone app that make it easier for Bay Area ferry riders to pay for fares. The new system created on the Hornblower Cruises’ Anchor platform lets riders buy ferry tickets for regular and special event services through the San Francisco Bay Ferry app or at sanfranciscobayferry.com. Anchor also handles the ferry system’s paper ticket processing. For example, passengers can now use the app or go to sanfranciscobayferry.com/giants to buy Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda ferry tickets for San Francisco Giants games at Oracle Park during the…
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Intermodal Assoc. to Honor Retiring Congressman, Others

Intermodal Assoc. to Honor Retiring Congressman, Others

Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California’s 47th District will be honored by the Intermodal Association of North America with its Intermodal Achievement Award. Lowenthal, who previously announced that he’s retiring at the end of his current term, is being lauded for his public service work in championing the supply chain by creating and/or pushing legislation that furthered those efforts, including his work in passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. He will be one of three who will be honored by the organization. Ted Prince, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Tiger Cool Express, will receive the Silver Kingpin…
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Port of Long Beach Records Busiest-Ever July

Port of Long Beach Records Busiest-Ever July

The Port of Long Beach said that it saw its best July ever last month when it processed 785,843 TEUs, according to new data released by the seaport Aug 11. Last month’s overall volumes narrowly topped the previous record month, July 2021, by 0.13%. The port netted its busiest July even though imports last month dipped 1.8% to 376,175 TEUs and exports dropped slightly by 0.5% to 109,411 TEUs year over year. Meanwhile, the amount of empties rose 2.8% to 300,257 TEUs. July’s numbers mark the sixth month the port has shattered monthly records in the last seven months. So…
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USCG Halts Illegal Charter in Southern California

USCG Halts Illegal Charter in Southern California

Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach recently stopped an illegal charter vessel operating in the Newport Beach area of Orange County, California. A 50-foot pleasure craft, Yachtley Crue, was carrying 12 passengers on Aug. 6 when Coast Guard members found the vessel in violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100 (a) for not possessing a valid Certificate of Inspection, 46 C.F.R. 67.323 for operating in coastwise trade without the appropriate Certificate of Documentation endorsement and 46 C.F.R. 16.201 for failure to have a random drug testing program, according to the USCG. “The Coast Guard will aggressively pursue any operator…
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Olvera Named President of Association of Pacific Ports

Olvera Named President of Association of Pacific Ports

The Association of Pacific Ports has announced that its new president will be Bobby Olvera Jr., who serves as international vice president (mainland) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and vice president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Olvera Jr. is succeeding Kimberlyn King-Hinds from the Commonwealth Ports Authority, Northern Mariana Islands. “I look forward to working with APP members in the coming year,” he said. He added that “collaboration and communication between us all are essential as we work to further the best interests of our communities and constituents.” Olvera brings to his new role experience…
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