Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Long Beach Sets Record for Container Volume in a Year

Hyundai merchant marine vessel at Port of Long Beach A Hyunday merchant marine vessel returns to the Port of Long Beach (Port of Long Beach via YouTube)

The Port of Long Beach recovered from a rocky 2016 with a record-setting year in 2017, moving 7.5 million industry-standard twenty-foot-equivalent units, the port’s leader announced at the State of the Port address Jan. 24.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Port of Savannah Breaks Container Traffic Record

Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal Cargo is loaded and unloaded from the MOL Benefactor at at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal. (Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Savannah has shattered its record for container traffic in a year, processing more than 4 million industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority announced Jan. 22. The previous record was 3.7 million TEUs in 2015.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Truck Turn Times Improve at SoCal Ports as Volumes Continue to Surge

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

The average time it took a truck driver to enter and exit the two largest ports in North America — Los Angeles and Long Beach — was 10 minutes quicker in November versus the same time a year ago, according to the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2017

Crowley Maritime to Offer Central America to North Carolina Service

Crowley Maritime Corp., having recently made news for its Jacksonville-to-Puerto Rico less-than-containerload service, will begin two new weekly routes between Central America and Wilmington, N.C., beginning Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Gem Containers Receives Funding From Crestline

Crestline Investors Inc. will provide an unspecified amount of financing to Gem Containers Ltd. to expand its tank container leasing and management business.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland Shatter Records

Port of Los Angeles Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

All three major containerports in California reported record-setting volumes in July, prompting an industry consultant to forecast the summer of 2017 one of the best peak retail shipping seasons in U.S. history.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2017
Business, Technology

Hub Group Offers New Tablet, Smartphone Platform to Track Containers

Hub Group has launched a tablet and smartphone platform to allows customers to track and trace containers.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2017

World’s Largest Container Line Hit By Global Cyber Attack

Maersk said its customers can’t use online booking tools and its internal systems are down. The attack is affecting multiple sites and units, which include a major port operator and an oil and gas producer.

Bloomberg News
June 28, 2017

Stoughton Files Dumping Complaint Over Chinese Containers

Stoughton Trailers

U.S. equipment manufacturer Stoughton Trailers said it has filed an unfair trade petition that charges Chinese manufacturers of 53-foot domestic containers with dumping their equipment at unreasonably low prices in the U.S. market.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
April 23, 2014

International Container Group Forecasts Growth for Two Years

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Container lessors spent $4 billion during 2010 to renew the box fleet and are expected to further increase spending the next two years, according to a new report from the Institute of International Container Lessors.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2011