Global schedule reliability dropped to 50.1% in November, while on-time arrivals from Asia to North America dipped below 30%.
The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of Los Angeles and Long Beach intermodal carriers, announced on Friday that it had been copied on more than 70 letters sent by 70 different Southern California trucking companies in the drayage business at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and various steamship lines to declare force majeure, as defined under the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Agreement (UIIA).
The situation has led to a backlog at the Port of Long Beach that hit a peak of about 40 ships earlier in the year. However, in recent weeks that number has been hovering around two dozen.
Last week at a public hearing, Bellflower City Council members unanimously approved what will be SteelCraft’s third iteration.
Cargo traffic increases in December at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) capped off one of the busiest years in port’s history, and just the third time the port’s traffic has topped seven million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the year, the port announced today.
The congestion at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles was a topic heavily addressed at The State of the Port, an issue one might expect a lesser Chief Executive to skirt around in the hopes of painting Long Beach’s temporarily sputtering economic engine in a more positive light. Instead, Jon Slangerup confronted the issue of the continuously growing container ships, the shortage of chassis and the ongoing negotiations between the PMA and ILWU, head on.
Wouldn’t it be great if the Port of Long Beach became partners with the community and made cleaning up the waterfront a top priority? An editorial by John Morris.
Keith Higginbotham explores the recent Council discussion to possibly request more money from the Port of Long Beach – and clears up some common misconceptions.