An interactive tsunami map for Los Angeles County now allows users to type in an address to determine whether their property is within a hazard zone, officials said today.
Two councilmembers are livid that an industrial site near the Long Beach Airport is being used to store thousands of containers as the Port of Long Beach sees a spike in container volume.
Remaining competitive in the world of goods movement is a never-ending quest for higher capacity and efficiency—while simultaneously reducing emission—for port authorities around the world. To that end, among other ongoing projects, the Port of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.
The recent surge in cargo volumes at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles has caused cargo container dwell times—the time containers spend within the port complex—to increase to their highest levels in 18 months.
Air pollution out of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles has been a point of contention for years, particularly for its impact on communities of color. Both ports have developed and redeveloped plans to reduce emissions. However, the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new rule to reduce large amounts of pollutants from ships at berth.
After over a year of trade tariffs between the U.S. and China, things were finally looking up. Then, the coronavirus pandemic took the wind out of the port’s sails, again.
It’s because of fog.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach make up the nation’s largest port complex—and as of now, China is its biggest trading partner, with a two-way trade valued at $173.1B and creating an impressive 200% increase in the value of Los Angeles County exports to China over the past decade.
Following a stellar year—2013 marked the Port of Long Beach (POLB)’s third busiest year in its history—the month of January proved flat for the port’s cargo volume.
The Port of Long Beach began its venture Wednesday into the Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) Demonstration Project, which aims to improve freight traffic and communications, air quality, and boost container volume in participating test ports within the next 20 years.