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BREAKING: Serious cracks reported on cranes at Maersk terminal at Port of Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Container cranes

PortandTerminal.com, December 19, 2020 LOS ANGELES – We are receiving reports that serious cracks have been discovered on three of the container cranes at the Maersk terminal located at Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles. PortandTermial.com has received a copy of a video that shows serious cracks on what appears to the be container cranes. We are not …

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“Anything but normal”: Nov. Cargo Volume Surges 22% At Port of Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Screen grab. Business man in suit.

PortandTerminal.com, December 15, 2020 “2020 has been anything but normal” – Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director SAN PEDRO – “Since August, monthly cargo volume has averaged almost 930,000 TEUs,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “It’s unusual to see this kind of import activity this late in the year. But 2020 has been anything …

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Record month, record quarter at Port of Long Beach

Aerial view of Port of Long Beach

PortandTerminal.com, October 21, 2020 LONG BEACH – The Port of Long Beach accomplished a pair of records in September by achieving its busiest month ever and its most active quarter in its 109-year history. Trade was up 12.5% in September compared to the same period in 2019. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 795,580 cargo container units and broke the “best …

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Sources: Port of Los Angeles working non-stop as imports continue to surge in October

Container terminal. Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, October 19, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The surge of imports into the Port of Los Angeles shows no sign of letting up in October after a record-breaking September. September loaded imports at the port increased by 17.3% to 471,795 TEUs compared to the previous year. Ninety-seven cargo vessels arrived in September, with no canceled sailings. It marks the busiest …

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Ships wait to unload at Port of Los Angeles as imports boom

Port of Los Angeles with a hazy background of smoke from the wildfires raging along the west coast of the United States.

REUTERS, OCTOBER 14, 2020 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday. Workers unloaded 471,795 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) of imports in September, 17% more than the year earlier, marking …

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Port of Long Beach has a record August

Port container yard

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 Trade boosted by start of peak season, extra vessel visits LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Long Beach had the best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peak shipping season, although COVID-19 continues to create long-term economic uncertainty. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 725,610 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container …

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What the Beirut blast might have looked like if it hit Los Angeles

Map showing blast radius over Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The massive explosion in Beirut last Tuesday destroyed Lebanon’s largest port killing 154 people dead, injuring 5,000 and leaving 300,000 homeless. UNICEF estimates some 80,000 children have been displaced. For now, the government has said the blast was the result of the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored unsafely at …

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LA Harbor Commissioner recovering from serious battle with COVID-19


PortandTerminal.com, August 5, 2020 “My message is simple, COVID-19 can hit any of us at any time. So please follow the recommended precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19.“ LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi Jr. is recovering after a serious COVID-19 infection. Pirozzi announced on social media yesterday that August 4th was his first day back at work …

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Port of Los Angeles mass tests longshore workers for COVID amidst spike in infections

Two lines of cars. Road cones. Palm trees.

PortandTerminal.com, July 17, 2020 “Exactly the type of initiative that is urgently needed now to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst America’s essential workers.“ LOS ANGELES – Port of Los Angeles began mass COVID-19 testing of its longshore workforce at the ILWU hiring hall in Wilmington. The move comes after a reported spike in infections amongst longshore workers at the …

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