PORT OF LOS ANGELES
Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on US$137-million railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground on a new intermodal storage railyard that will improve a vital link in the national freight network. The new yard will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor. Construction of the $137.7 million rail project at Berth 200, also known as the West Basin Railyard, will generate about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs. When completed, the new yard will move cargo more safely and efficiently, reduce truck traffic on roads and freeways and improve regional air quality while strengthening the Port of Los Angeles’ position as the nation’s No. 1 trade gateway. The Berth 200 railyard project also enables track space at the TraPac container terminal to serve as TraPac’s future on-dock rail facility. With completion of the $365 million in rail, roadway and terminal improvements at TraPac over the next three years, TraPac will join the other seven container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles that offer shippers the speed-to-market advantage of on-dock rail.
The Port of Los Angeles became the top U.S. international freight gateway by shipment value in 2003, according to a soon to be released report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. America’s Freight Transportation Gateways shows that Los Angeles’ water port handled $17 billion in export trade and $105 billion in imports, totaling $122 billion in business handled by the port.
Port of Long Beach report surge in January container volumes, while those at Port of Los Angeles were slightly down. Up – Port of Long Beach Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach surged in January with 17.5 percent more containers overall ? including a 19.5 percent jump in imports and an 8.2 percent rise in exports compared to the same month one year ago. Port terminals in January moved 536,263 TEUs (or twenty-foot equivalent container units)
The total number of containers shipped through the Port of Los Angeles in August increased by six percent compared to July, the second consecutive month that volumes have risen at the Port amid a slumping economy. The total number of Twenty-Foot Equivalent (20-foot containers or TEUs) imported and exported through the Port of Los Angeles in August was 612,581, a six percent rise compared to 576,203 TEUs in July. In June, total container volume at the Port was 551,679 TEUs.
The Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Berths 302-306 APL Container Terminal Project that involves the improvement and expansion of the existing 291-acre terminal by 56 acres. APL operates the second largest container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The proposed project calls for the development of 1250 feet of new wharf and 41 acres of backland with planned state-of-the-art infrastructure
Port of Los Angeles pioneers international clean ship incentive program in North America & the Pacific Rim The Port of Los Angeles has become the first seaport in North America and the Pacific Rim to adopt an international clean air program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to the Port. The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners having formally approved an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program to take effect July 1.
Crowley tugboats used for ship assistance and escort operations in the Port of Los Angeles have begun using newly-installed shore-side electrical power when not on the job in an effort to cut fuel consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Previously, the tugs tied up at the dock needed to run their generators to provide electrical power. Crowley and the Port of Los Angeles recently completed this initiative, known as cold ironing, at Berth 86
The Port of Los Angeles finished 2012 with a 1.7 percent increase in overall cargo volumes compared to 2011. The total number of Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers for 2012 was 8,077,714 compared to 7,940,510 TEUs in 2011. It is the third time in the Port’s history to eclipse 8 million TEUs, the last time coming in 2007. The year ended with soft December volumes, decreasing 9.4 percent, from 649,468, TEUs in December 2011 to 588,154 for December 2012
The US Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice stating that the draft environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Berth 97/109 Container Terminal Project in the Port of Los Angeles has been completed. Source: HK Law
An estimated 42,600 visitors toured four military vessels as Navy Week at the Port of Los Angeles came to a close with the departure of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln on Monday. “We’d like to thank San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles, the City Los Angeles and the thousands of visitors who participated in Navy Week,” said Commander Christopher Scholl. “We greatly appreciate the interest and enthusiasm this visit generated
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners' energy policy aims to secure a more sustainable and resilient supply of power as demand grows. The Energy Policy declares that the Port will implement measures to increase efficiency, conservation, resiliency
The Port of Los Angeles’ Trade Connect program has earned the nation’s highest honor for promoting American export trade. The Port was among the 2013 honorees recognized for export sales or service during an “E” Award ceremony at the U
The Port of Los Angeles released its April 2013 cargo volumes, showing a 9.45% decrease in overall volumes compared to April 2012. The decrease was due in large part to a vessel service that shifted out of the Port of Los Angeles. Imports dropped 10
The Port of Los Angeles contract Ports America to provide operation, management & maintenance of the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Terminal at Berth 90-43 in San Pedro, Calif. The five-year agreement, commencing April 2013, includes two 5-year options
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC
Zepol Corporation released a report analyzing the trade activity for the top 20 ports in the United States. The annual report provides detailed import information for each port and compares trends to the previous year as well as sheds light upon potential future developments.
Trade intelligence company, Zepol Corporation, releases a report analyzing the trade activity for the top 20 ports in the United States. Four key insights found in the report: 1. The top port in the U.S. by a landslide, the Port of Los Angeles
San Francisco Bay area-based Moose Boats recently delivered a new M1-46 Catamaran Dive Boat to Los Angeles Police Department. At 46 feet in length, the M1-46 is the largest vessel of the Moose Boats fleet to date. The M1-46 all aluminum catamaran, with a maximum speed of 38 knots
The Port of Los Angeles released its March 2013 cargo volumes. After a 17% surge in February cargo volumes, overall volumes in March decreased 22.6% compared to March 2012. The decrease was due in large part to the timing of the Chinese New Year
In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to support the city’s appeal against a proposed Port of Los Angeles rail yard project. The city’s appeal is of the Southern California International Gateway rail yard project approved recently by the Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles has released its February 2013 cargo volumes. Overall volumes increased 16.99% compared to February 2012. The increase was due in part to a surge in imports prior to the closure of factories for the Chinese New Year.
BNSF’s Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) Project Would Increase Efficiency, Competitiveness of Nation’s Busiest Port Complex The Los Angeles Harbor Commission certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Southern California International Gateway
The Port of Los Angeles has released a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) Project. The proposed project, which involves the construction and operation of a railyard on outer Port property
She will supervise the City Attorney’s Port operations & serve as in-house counsel to Port management and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. Janna Sidley replaces Tom Russell, who retired from the position last year. “Janna will lead a talented legal team already in