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Port of Long Beach Reaches Busiest Month on Record

The Port of Long Beach achieved its busiest month and its second-best quarter on record as consumers continued to practice physical distancing guidelines in March and turned their computers into virtual shopping malls. Although March is traditionally one of the slowest months on the shipping calendar, dockworkers and terminal operators moved 840,387 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, a 62.3% jump from March 2020 and marking the largest year-over-year increase for ... [+]

Mission Ready: POLB Fire Station 15 Nears Completion

When Fire Station No. 15 first opened on the Port of Long Beach’s Pier F, the engine’s garage was a steel-framed enclosure with corrugated paneling and fire crews lived in trailers. That was nearly 40 years ago.Today, construction workers are putting the finishing touches on a permanent Fireboat Station No. ... [+]

Electric stacking cranes enter service at POLB

SSA Marine is now operating the first of nine electric container yard cranes at the Port of Long Beach’s Pier J, marking a significant milestone in a goal to transition to zero emissions terminal equipment by 2030. The demonstration of the electric rubber-tired gantry cranes is part of the Zero-Emissions Terminal ... [+]

Port of Long Beach reports busiest February on record

An unseasonable surge in cargo lifted the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 771,735 twenty-foot equivalent units in February, a 43.3% uptick from the same month last year and marking the largest year-over-year increase for a single month in the Port’s 110-year ... [+]

Maiden Call

On April 30, 2020, the Ocean Network Express Aquila made its first call at the Port of Long Beach. The 14,052-TEU vessel docked at the ITS terminal at Pier G, and was worked there by six gantry cranes [+]

Port of Long Beach Handles Fewer Shipments in April

Economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact trade at the Port of Long Beach in April with fewer cargo containers moving through the nation’s second-busiest seaport. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 519,730 TEUs last month, down 17.3% from April 2019, which remains the port’s busiest April on ... [+]

Coronavirus Slows Trade at Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach continued to feel the economic effects of COVID-19 in March with more canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipped through the nation’s second-busiest seaport. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved 517,663 TEUs last month, a 6.4% decline compared to March 2019. Imports were down 5% ... [+]

Port of Long Beach sees February Cargo Declines

Cargo volume declined at the Port of Long Beach in February due to fewer ship calls amid the overseas outbreak of the coronavirus and lingering effects of the trade dispute with China. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved 538,428 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month, down 9.8% compared to February 2019. Imports ... [+]

POLB Cargo Volumes Dip in January

Cargo volume was down slightly in January at the Port of Long Beach, compared to the same month in 2019. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved 626,829 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month, down 4.6% compared to January 2019. Imports decreased 4.3% to 309,961 TEUs, while exports dropped 7.4% to 108,624 TEUs. ... [+]

Collaboration Key to POLB’s Future

The Port of Long Beach navigated a trade dispute with China, new technology and evolving trade routes in 2019, culminating in its second-busiest year on record by moving more than 7.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units, Executive Director Mario Cordero announced Wednesday at the annual State of the Port address. ... [+]

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