Aerial view of the San Pedro Bay Port Complex in California. (Photograph Courtesy of Port of Los Angeles)

Intermodal Briefs: Ports of LA, Long Beach; SC Ports

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California report 2022 as their second-busiest year on record. Also, South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) announces a record 2022 with the most containers ever handled at the Port of Charleston. All provide their outlook for 2023.

Liberty Development Partners—comprising Connor Investment Real Estate and Logistics and Development Resources—has closed on the purchase of CMC Railroad and the 1,158-acre Gulf Inland Logistics Park near Houston. (Photograph Courtesy of Liberty Development Partners)

Intermodal Briefs: Liberty Development Partners, POLB

Liberty Development Partners has acquired Dayton, Tex.-based CMC (Coastal Materials Company) Railroad and Gulf Inland Logistics Park. Also, the Port of Long Beach (POLB), Calif., reported that second-quarter 2022 was its busiest on record, “boosted by increased consumer demand as retailers stock shelves for back-to-school shopping.”

Kenny Rocker, EVP of Marketing and Sales for Union Pacific (right), is featured on the June 15 edition of the Port of Long Beach’s monthly video series with Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba.

Watch: POLB, UP Talk Supply Chain Challenges

Port of Long Beach (POLB) Deputy Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba and Union Pacific Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker cover how the port and Class I are addressing supply chain congestion and partnering to help relieve it as well as information sharing and offering customers “optionality” in the June 15 installment of POLB’s “Supply Chain Insight” video series.

Under a switching agreement, CIO Railways is now using existing CN track to serve Bioveld Canada’s Thorold Multimodal Hub in the Niagara Region of Ontario. (Photograph of a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, courtesy of HOPA Ports.)

Intermodal Roundup: HOPA Ports, POLB

GIO Railways Corporation has signed a switching agreement with Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) and Bioveld Canada to return rail service to a 200-acre industrial complex in the Niagara Region of Ontario. Also, May was the second-busiest month on record for the Port of Long Beach in California.