Port of Los Angeles

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
Government, Business

Most of the Nation’s Ports Report Strong July

Containers at Port of Los Angeles Cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Most of the nation’s largest seaports are reporting record cargo volume amid stalled trade negotiations between the United States and China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

In Middle of Trade War, Port of Los Angeles Terminal Gets Ready for Robots

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)

Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than 1,700 trucks pass through on average per day, even in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war.

Romy Varghese | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2019
Government, Business

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach Approve New Truck Clean Air Standards

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles

Officials with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have approved measures that are designed to reduce air pollution from new trucks just entering drayage service, specifically those that go in and out of the marine terminals.

July 16, 2018

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