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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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VIDEO: New World Record for Most Cargo Moves During Single Ship Call Set At Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA – History was made this week when the Port of Los Angeles, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, APM Terminals Los Angeles and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 13, 63 and 94 successfully moved 18,465 containers from the MSC Isabella during a single ship call at APM Terminals’ Pier 400. This new all-time …

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VIDEO: Port of Los Angeles cargo volume plunge 30% in May

Screen grab. Business man. Port in background

PortandTerminal.com, June 10, 2020 Executive Director Gene Seroka announced the May 2020 container volumes in a news briefing today. LOS ANGELES, CA – Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles fell by nearly third in May as trade continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and lingering trade war with China, dashing hopes of a rebound. Executive Director …

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Port of Los Angeles Adopts $1.5 Billion Fiscal Year 2020/21 Budget

PortandTerminal.com, June 5, 2020 The budget is based on expectations of slower cargo volumes in the near term (decreasing by approximately 15.6%) and a continued slowdown in the worldwide economy, due to market uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and lingering impacts from the 2019 trade war. LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved …

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BREAKING: Lay-offs at another Port of Los Angeles container terminal

PortandTerminal.com, April 24, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA – Another container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles has just announced major layoffs of skilled longshore workers. PortandTerminal.com has information that Fenix Marine Container terminal (FMS) has told employees yesterday that 35 crane operators are being laid-off. Fenix Marine Services is the operator of the container terminal commonly referred to as …

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Port of Los Angeles sees Coronavirus dragging on through most of 2020

Container terminal at a port with container yard, cranes and COSCO ship visible

Bloomberg, February 25, 2020 Cargo traffic through the Port of Los Angeles is down about 25% in February amid a rash of coronavirus caused canceled ship sailings By Richard Clough (Bloomberg) — The shipping industry will remain volatile for most of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak in China upends the global supply chain, said the head of the largest U.S. container …

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