While limited marine terminal capacity hampered imports at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., last month, the port recorded its second-busiest October on record.
Port of Los Angeles
The state of California and the U.S. Department of Transportation are teaming to modernize supply chain infrastructure and speed goods movement.
Union Pacific (UP) and BNSF are offering their ocean carrier customers incentives to expedite the flow of freight out of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles; meanwhile, the two California ports on Nov. 1 will start charging ocean carriers a daily fee for containers that linger on terminals.
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in California are expanding night and weekend hours to boost throughput and reduce delays as record cargo volumes move through the San Pedro Bay.
John D. Porcari, who served as the Obama administration’s Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Transportation, has been named as Port Envoy to the Biden administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.
July 2021 was the 12th consecutive month of year-on-year growth at the Port of Los Angeles. “This remarkable, sustained import surge is pushing the supply chain to new levels,” Executive Director Gene Seroka said on Aug. 17.
Cargo owners, terminal operators, railroads and truckers can now gauge the movement of containers—imports, exports and empties—at the Port of Los Angeles up to six months in advance.
Union Pacific (UP) will open a new intermodal terminal located near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in second-quarter 2021 to expand shipper access to Chicago, Ill., and other key markets.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) will distribute $392.4 million to 10 freight and passenger rail projects as part of its recent approval of $2 billion for 56 state projects that will reduce traffic, improve goods movement and increase transit service, among other measures.