Government, Business, Logistics

Port of LA Container Volumes Up 14% on Strong Trade Activity

West Coast ports are closing out the first half of 2024 with strong trade volumes, boosted by an early peak season, solid consumer spending and threats of strikes at East and Gulf Coast ports.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Imports Fell 4.5% in May

Imports at the Port of Los Angeles remained above the pre-pandemic peak in the first five months of 2024 despite ticking down in May compared to a year before.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Dockworkers at Ports From Boston to Houston Halt Labor Talks

The union representing dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast container ports has suspended labor contract negotiations set for June 11, citing a dispute over automation.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2024
Business, Logistics

Port of Long Beach CEO Says Cargo Up Eighth Straight Month

Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero said April numbers will show trade flows coming to the U.S. West Coast are continuing to strengthen.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Envoy Optimistic Port Talks to Produce Deal Soon

A tentative agreement covering longshore workers at the largest U.S. ports is within reach after a year of negotiations between the union and employers, according to Stephen Lyons.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2023
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

California’s Port Dominance Is Slipping as Cargo Shifts East

The pandemic’s cargo crush pushed the Los Angeles and Long Beach complex close to the breaking point, allowing ports from New York-New Jersey to Houston to grow their market share.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2023
Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Have a Tentative Deal on Some Issues

The labor union representing 22,000 U.S. West Coast dockworkers in contract renewal talks said it has reached a tentative agreement with their employers on “certain key issues.”

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
April 20, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

L.A., Long Beach Ports Close for Second Day on Labor Shortage

The largest container gateway into the U.S. remained closed April 7 as a shortage of dockworker labor that halted operations April 6 goes into a second day.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Envoy Says Automating Ports Doesn’t Have to Cost Jobs

The White House’s supply chain envoy said the ports and logistics industry must move toward automation, a sticking point in protracted contract talks between U.S. West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chains Have Healed, Yet Their Mark on Inflation to Endure

Supply chains across the world are healing up almost as fast as they broke down. That doesn’t mean the pressure they’re exerting on inflation will disappear as quickly.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2023