December marked the busiest month in Port of Long Beach’s 110-year history as trade jumped 23% thanks to a holiday season surge and a rush of ships making up for voyages that were canceled earlier in the year.
Global schedule reliability dropped to 50.1% in November, while on-time arrivals from Asia to North America dipped below 30%.
Video from the scene showed the wheels of the handler had crushed the bed of the truck.
Over 1,800 containers were swept overboard, including 64 dangerous goods containers, consisting of 54 with fireworks, eight containing batteries and two with liquid ethanol.
After breaking a record for most cargo moved last month, dockworkers and terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach moved even more cargo in October.
U.S. Customs officials announced a seizure of 25,000 fake Viagra pills today at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaport, along with more than 5,100 pieces of apparel knockoffs.
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.
The bridge is set to open for use in the second week of October.
The Port of Long Beach is trying a “more aggressive approach” in an attempt to work faster and save money on construction costs for the $870 million project.
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.