Port of Long Beach

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.

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

San Pedro Bay Ports Set April Records

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handled 887,357 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) and 820,718 TEUs, respectively, in April 2022. Volumes are expected to grow this summer once COVID-19 lockdowns end in China.

Aerial view of Pier B, courtesy of Port of Long Beach.

Feds OK Port of Long Beach Pier B Proposal

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Port of Long Beach’s planned $1.547 billion Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project.

“Shippers have two basic questions: Where’s my cargo? How do I get more visibility?” Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero said. That's why the Port is developing a new cargo tracking tool for use across transportation modes.

Port of Long Beach, UNCOMN Team on Cargo Tracking Tool

The Port of Long Beach is partnering with technology consulting firm UNCOMN to help shippers, ocean carriers, trucking companies and others in the supply chain track cargo across all modes of transportation; a soft launch is planned for February 2022.