West Coast ports

Business, Equipment

Ports Continue to Set Records; Congestion Worsens on West Coast

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles Trucks move cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Falloon/Bloomberg News)

More than 60 containerships sat in San Pedro Bay on Feb. 18, at the entrance to the sprawling ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The vessels are waiting for a slot to sail into those facilities to begin unloading their cargo and then start the nearly two-week trip back to China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

West and East Coast Ports Report Strong November Volume

Port of charleston South Carolina Ports Authority

The nation’s ports continued their breakneck pace in November as imported products arrived and unloaded at a record or near-record rate at facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Slump While East Coast Facilities Weather Tariffs

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

Several of the nation’s most prominent ports felt the impact of the trade war between the United States and China as 2019 comes to a close, just as the Trump administration struck an initial trade agreement with China that is due to be signed sometime in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shippers Sue Oregon Port Over Fee

Port of Astoria, Oregon Port of Astoria by Getty Images

An association representing oceangoing ships is suing the Port of Astoria in Oregon over its $300 fee for pier maintenance.

Edward Stratton | The Daily Astorian (Oregon)
September 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trade War Leaves Pacific Northwest Port Growth at Risk

Port A United Grain Corp. employee stands on a ship. (Moriah Ratner/Bloomberg News)

An industry that saw dramatic growth in the 10 years before Donald Trump became president is now concerned his administration’s trade tussle with China, and the lack of a deal with Japan, will cut future growth short.

Shruti Singh | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2019
Government, Business

Nation’s Ports Booming in Anticipation of Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday Shopping Season Port of Virginia. (Luke Sharrett — Bloomberg News)

Many of the nation’s ports continue to see growth in import and export activity, as retailers gear up for what is expected to be a strong fourth quarter and holiday shopping season.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

TRB Panelists Urge Inclusion of Ports, Rails in Infrastructure Bill

TRB Infrastructure Panel Mario Cordero (left), Walter Kemmsies and Catie Kawchek by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Port authorities, trucking companies and shippers are hopeful that the infrastructure bill to be debated in Congress will fund solutions to alleviate congestion in the ocean container freight industry, panelists said Jan. 9 at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting here.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2018

Real Estate Prices Soaring for Warehouses Near Ports, Intermodal Ramps

Port of New Jersey Port of New Jersey by Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Real estate prices to build distribution centers near major marine ports and intermodal ramps jumped double-digits in 2017, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE, as demand outstrips supply due to a retail supply chain increasingly tied to e-commerce and speed.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Slow One Minute in August

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The average truck turn time at the nation’s two largest ports slowed one minute in August compared with last year, even while more containers flowed into the terminals this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 19, 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