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Cargo Volume Rises at Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach

The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach recently reported that cargo volume in October has increased compared to the previous year.

Port of Los Angeles: Cargo Volume Increases Again in September

The Port of Los Angeles reported handling 748,440 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, a 5.4% improvement compared to the same period last year.

Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson is flanked by City Councilmember Mary Zendejas, Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners Vice President Bonnie Lowenthal, and port, city and labor officials at an event to discuss the ARCHES hydrogen grant on Oct. 13. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Port of Long Beach)

California Selected as a National Hydrogen Hub

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a grant of up to $1.2 billion to ARCHES LLC (Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems), a public-private partnership formed to lead California’s

“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.

LWU members voted 75% in favor of approving the new 6-year agreement. (ILWU Photograph)

West Coast Dockworkers Ratify New Six-Year Waterfront Contract

Sighs of relief came from West Coast ports as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on Aug. 31 ratified the tentative contract agreement reached in June with employers represented by the

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.

FRA Administrator Amit Bose, Anacostia Rail Holdings executives, and ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach officials on May 4 gathered to celebrate PHL’s latest group of locomotive engineer graduates to serve the San Pedro Port complex. They stand in front of Progress Rail’s zero-emission, zero-idle EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotive, which recently arrived to begin a year of railroad testing. (Photograph Courtesy of The Wolcott Group)

PHL Debuts EMD® Joule (Updated, with Video)

Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) on May 4 showcased its new EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotive from Progress Rail at a graduation ceremony for its latest class of engineers.

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded a $383.5 million grant from CalSTA to complete a series of construction and clean-air technology projects.

State of Calif. Announces $1.5B in Port Infrastructure Upgrades (UPDATED July 11)

The State of California on July 6 announced an investment of more than $1.5 billion—including approximately $450 million for zero-emission infrastructure, locomotives, vessels and vehicles—as part of the state’s work to build a more “efficient, sustainable and resilient supply chain.”

Tentative Agreement Reached on West Coast Ports Labor Contract

Noting the role played by Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on June 14 announced a tentative agreement on

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Are Cargo Volumes on the Upswing at LA, Long Beach Ports?

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., on June 13 reported that cargo volumes have improved sequentially over the past several months. May cargo throughput was up 60% since February in Los Angeles and up 15.6% from April in Long Beach.