Port of Los Angeles

Government, Business, Logistics

Port Slowdown Affects Workers Who Rely on Cargo, Leaders Say

Cranes at Port of Los Angeles Gantry cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Port leaders are raising caution the decline in business at their facilities could affect those whose employment relies on the flow of goods.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 4, 2020
Business

Port of L.A. Operating at 80% Because of Coronavirus

Trucks at Port of L.A. gate Trucks wait at the gate for entry into the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

Officials at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest, said the facility is operating at about 80% as factories in China slowly come back online, and the U.S. economy struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2020
Business, Logistics

Ports Post Volume Declines Over Coronavirus Fears

Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles Trucks await entry at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Newly released figures from some of the nation’s major ports show cargo volumes are slumping as they struggle to recover from the U.S.-China trade war and now the steep downturn in factory output from China in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 10, 2020
Government, Business

Port of Los Angeles Sees Coronavirus Drag Through Most of 2020

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The shipping industry will remain volatile for most of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak in China upends the global supply chain, said the head of the largest U.S. container port.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of L.A. Chief Gene Seroka Warns of Damage From Trade War

Trucks at Port of L.A. gate Trucks wait at the gate for entry into the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

In his annual State of the Port address Jan. 16, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka cautioned that using tariffs to punish rival trading partners may be “the new normal.”

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 22, 2020
Business, Fuel, TCA

As Port Ships Become L.A.’s Biggest Polluters, California Could Force a Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles The Maersk Edinburgh cargo ship sits docked at the APM shipping terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ships visiting Southern California’s bustling ports are poised to become the region’s largest source of smog-causing pollutants in coming years, one reason state regulators want to reduce emissions from thousands more of them.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2020
Business

Trade War Turns Seasons Upside Down for Truckers at L.A. Port

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Some truck drivers at the Los Angeles docks are scrapping over leaner cargoes thanks to the trade war.

Sarah McGregor | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2019
Business, Top 50

Spending on Port Projects Rises

A shipping container is off-loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. A shipping container is off-loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

U.S. ports and their private sector partners have ramped up their investments in infrastructure improvements, which ultimately should help trucking companies get their drivers in and out of these complexes faster and more efficiently, industry experts said.

November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade Battles With China Could Damage 1.47 Million US Jobs, Says Study

Port of Los Angeles Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

President Donald Trump’s long-running trade battle with China is putting nearly 1.47 million U.S. jobs at risk, according to a new study commissioned by the Port of Los Angeles and written by global consulting firm BST Associates.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

As L.A. Ports Automate, Some Workers Are Cheering On Robots

A Maersk ship unloads containers at the Port of Lost Angeles

The arrival of robots at the Port of Los Angeles is exposing a stark economic divide between two sets of Southern California workers.

Margot Roosevelt | Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2019

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