Natalie Kitroeff

Business

Amazon Drivers Say They Are Pushed to the Limit in Holiday Delivery Frenzy

Amazon.com

There are few things more important to Amazon.com than delivery. A large part of the reason the retailer is valued at $360 billion is that it has managed to get customers the things they want, cheaper and faster than its competitors.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2016
Business, Logistics

Stores Hustle to Get Holiday Goods to Shelves After Hanjin's Collapse

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

LOS ANGELES — The last Hanjin Shipping vessel dropping off goods in California has set sail from the Port of Long Beach, finally clearing the many ships left stranded by the company’s sudden collapse two months ago. But in its wake, the giant shipping line has left a mess that retailers across the country will be sorting out for weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2016
Business, Logistics

As Holidays Approach, Stores Struggle to Sort Out Hanjin Shipping Mess

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The last Hanjin Shipping vessel dropping off goods in California has set sail from the Port of Long Beach, finally clearing the many ships left stranded by the company’s sudden collapse two months ago.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2016
Business

Head of America’s Biggest Port Navigates Turbulent Year

Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It has been a wild year for the people who choreograph the flow of goods in and out of U.S. ports.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2016
Business, Technology

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Daimler Trucks

LOS ANGELES — Trucking paid for Scott Spindola to take a road trip down the coast of Spain, climb halfway up Machu Picchu and sample a Costa Rican beach for two weeks.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016
Business, Logistics

Hanjin Bankruptcy Tip of the Iceberg for Flailing Shippers

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

LOS ANGELES — For the past five years, top shipping companies pushed forward with fat investments in more and bigger vessels, even as signs of trouble piled up.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2016
Business, Government

Drivers Win $5 Million in Settlement With Trucking Companies

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A group of trucking companies in Southern California will pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by drivers who alleged that they were improperly treated as independent contractors, according to a court filing July 14.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2016
Business

Competitors Eating into L.A. Ports' Dominance

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Early morning on April 19, the massive Maersk Edmonton moored at the nation's biggest cargo terminal, in the Port of Los Angeles. At 8 a.m., around 200 workers, operating nine cranes, swarmed the 1,200-foot-long containership.

Natalie Kitroeff | Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2016