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Port Activity Up in Los Angeles, Down in Long Beach – as featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal and Press TelegramPosted on June 19, 2012 | No CommentsMay was a busy month for the Port of Los Angeles. A total of 731,353 containers passed through the port – a 5.5 percent increase compared to May 2011. Overall, May (2012) was the best month for the port in nearly two years. Unlike Los...
Posted on June 11, 2012 | No CommentsThe Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved the expansion of the APL Terminal operated by Eagle Marine Services. The $196 million project will include: The addition of 1,250 feet of new wharf Truck lane upgrades New exit gate Improved terminal access Dedicated refrigerated storage area for...
Posted on May 30, 2012 | No CommentsJohnie Thomas has been working the ports since 1956 . This year, at 79, he will retire from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Below is a summary of his story – the Longshoreman’s story – as featured in the SFGate.com article. “When I started on...
Port of L.A. logs busiest April in history, handles 707K cargo containers – as featured in the Contra Costa TimesPosted on May 16, 2012 | No CommentsThe Port of Los Angeles reported the busiest April in the port’s history. 707,182 cargo containers were handled last month – a 14.5 percent increase compared to April 2011. ‘Consumer confidence’ combined with the fact that retailers are preparing for this fall’s ‘back to school’ season...
Posted on January 20, 2012 | No CommentsThe Port of Long Beach and OOCL of Hong Kong are finalizing a 40-year, $4.6-billion lease. The Middle Harbor project is expected to create 14,000 permanent jobs and 1,000 temporary construction jobs. Upon completion, the site is expected to be the greenest and most advanced cargo terminals...
Posted on December 12, 2011 | No CommentsThe Occupy movement moved it’s way to the ports along the West Coast on Monday, and temporarily shut down port facilities in Oakland, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) which represents 15,000 dock workers, elected to detach itself from...
Posted on November 30, 2011 | No CommentsThe Occupy LA movement is moving to the ports. The group stated on it’s website that it plans to disrupt Southern California seaports on December 12, specifically the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The movement plans to target SSA Marine, a shipping company...