Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Oakland Ports

Cargo Volumes Up at L.A., Oakland Ports

Cargo volumes were up at the Los Angeles and Oakland seaports in February, a sign of stronger consumer spending, according to new data. The Port of L.A. saw a 60% spike in overall cargo year over year in February, when it handled 781,434 TEUs, marking seven straight months of year-over-year increases, according to data released by the port March 18. POLA imports in February rose 64% to 408,764 TEUs, while loaded exports jumped 61% to 132,755 TEUs when compared to the same time last year. Empties also spiked 54% to 239,916 TEUs year over year. Through the first two months…
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LA, Long Beach Ports Make $60 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks

LA, Long Beach Ports Make $60 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks

There’s now a pool of money available to offset the costs of buying zero-emissions trucks that move cargo through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The ports have made available $60 million in Clean Truck Fund Rate funding through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, enough to buy up to 800 new zero-emission trucks. A $10-per-TEU rate is collected from cargo owners moving loaded containers through the San Pedro Bay. It is part of the ports’ goal to reach 100% zero-emission drayage trucks by 2035. The funds are expected to be available starting at…
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POLA Cargo Volumes Up for 2nd Straight Month

POLA Cargo Volumes Up for 2nd Straight Month

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles rose 5.4% last month compared to September 2022, marking two straight months of year-over-year increases, according to new data released by the port Oct. 23. The POLA processed 748,440 TEUs last month, with imports up 14% at 392,608 TEUs and loaded exports soaring 55% to 120,635 TEUs compared to the same month last year. The port has seen fourth consecutive months of positive month of year-over-year volumes in exports. Meanwhile, empties fell 18.5% to 235,197 TEUs year over year. So far, the port is moving 18.6% less cargo volume this year than…
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LA, Long Beach, Shanghai Ports Reveal Plan for Green Shipping Corridor

LA, Long Beach, Shanghai Ports Reveal Plan for Green Shipping Corridor

The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Shanghai on Sept. 22 announced a Implementation Plan Outline for the first trans-Pacific Green Shipping Corridor. The plan, supported by corridor facilitator C40 Cities, calls for an accelerated effort to lower emissions along one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Carrier partners such as CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd., Maersk and ONE have said they intend to start using “reduced or zero lifecycle carbon capable” vessels on the corridor by 2025 and work together to show that the first zero lifecycle carbon emission container vessels are feasible by…
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Southern California Ports Avoid Tropical Storm Damage

Southern California Ports Avoid Tropical Storm Damage

The major seaports in Southern California mostly avoided being damaged by Tropical Storm Hilary, a downgraded hurricane that blew over much of the western parts of the state last weekend. Between the ports in San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles, none reported suffering any noteworthy damage. “The Los Angeles Harbor Department is fully operational with no reported impacts at this time,” the Port of L.A. said in an Aug. 21 statement. “Container terminals are open and operating.” The POLA also said in the same statement that the Los Angeles Pilot Service is monitoring commercial traffic and working with the…
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SA Recycling Reaches Metal Processing Milestone at Port of LA

SA Recycling Reaches Metal Processing Milestone at Port of LA

SA Recycling has crossed a major milestone in a sustainable way. The company has reached five million tons of recycled metal shipped overseas using an all-electric Liebherr 550 mobile crane at the Port of Los Angeles, the company announced Aug. 1. SA Recycling Regional General Manager Moises Figueroa said the milestone “showcases our commitment to environmental stewardship and supports the Port of Los Angeles’ position as a global leader in clean port technology.” The company, the port and the Environmental Protection Agency teamed up on the $6.3 million, 439-ton Liebherr 550 crane, which has a lifting capacity of up to…
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Container Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Continue to Improve: PMSA

Container Dwell Time at San Pedro Bay Ports Continue to Improve: PMSA

The average time that a cargo container remains at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports before being sent out continued to improve in June, according to data released July 19 by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Containers lingering at the ports before leaving by truck stayed an average of 2.9 days in June, holding steady from the 2.87 day-average in May. “An approximate three-day average is within the normal range and is an indicator that the supply chain is operating smoothly,” according to PMSA. Meanwhile, the average dwell time for rail-bound cargo in June was four days, a significant…
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June Cargo Volumes Down at LA, Long Beach Ports

June Cargo Volumes Down at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo volumes in June were down from the previous year of record cargo movement at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, according to new data released by the ports on July 12 and July 13. Los Angeles moved 833,035 TEUs, a 5% drop from June 2022, last year’s record. Loaded imports last month dipped 2% to 435,307 TEUs and empty containers fell 14% to 289,679 TEUs when compared to June 2022. Meanwhile, the port saw its June loaded exports rise 15% to 108,050 TEUs compared to the same time last year. The port moved more than 4.13 million TEUs…
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LA, LB Ports Approve New Annual Budgets

LA, LB Ports Approve New Annual Budgets

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in early June approved a $2 billion budget for fiscal year 2023-2024 for the Port of Los Angeles, a plan that anticipates modest gains in revenue despite last year’s cargo volume declines and an increased investment in capital projects. The port expects a 5.1% jump year over year to 8.9 million TEUs in FY 2023-2024. “This plan lays out a path forward that strategically balances anticipated cargo revenues with important port priorities,” Commission Vice President Edward Renwick said June 7. The budget also includes $652.9 million in total operating revenues, an 8.6% jump…
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LA-Long Beach YOY Cargo Volumes Down in May, But Trending Up Month to Month

LA-Long Beach YOY Cargo Volumes Down in May, But Trending Up Month to Month

Cargo numbers may be down year over year at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, but both have also seen volumes increase in the last few months, a trend that port officials hope will continue through 2023. According to new data released June 13, the Port of Los Angeles saw cargo numbers grow for three straight months, with a 60% spike since February. The port moved 779,140 TEUs in May, a 19% drop from May 2022. Loaded imports last month fell 18% to 409,150 TEUs year over year and loaded exports dropped 19% to 101,741 TEUs. The port also…
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