Port of Long Beach

“We anticipated a modest peak season as our cargo numbers continue to stabilize at pre-pandemic levels,” Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero said during a Sept. 13 announcement of August 2023 volumes (POLB Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: POLB, Port of LA, UIPA (Updated Sept. 15)

Overstocked warehouses and a consumer spending shift contributed to an August “cargo lull” at the Port of Long Beach (POLB), Calif. Also, August was a “solid month” for the Port of Los Angeles, with imports and exports increasing; and the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) is establishing the Central Utah Agri-Park Project Area.

POLB Awarded $2.72MM Security Grant

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) on Aug. 14 announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Port a $2.72 million grant aimed at enhancing security to “ensure the safe and efficient movement of cargo in the wake of an emergency.”

The Port of Los Angeles moved 833,035 TEUs (in June, calling it the “best performance” since last July and just 5% less than last year’s record. (Photograph Courtesy of Port of Los Angeles)

Intermodal Briefs: Port of LA, ITS Logistics, Port of Long Beach (UPDATED July 14)

The Port of Los Angeles, Calf., reports that June volume is its “strongest in a year.” Also, ITS Logistics forecasts that the labor strike at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert will not only negatively impact Canada, but also will have a “severely negative impact” on the U.S. supply chain due to reconsigned freight; and the Port of Long Beach reports a slow June as industry volume stalls.

Harbor Commission Adopts POLB’s $634.5MM Annual Budget

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on June 12 approved a $634.5 million budget for the Port of Long Beach (POLB), including a “record-setting” transfer to the City’s Tidelands Operating Fund, which supports projects along Long Beach’s coastline.