October 14, 2016
Hanjin Shipping containers stacked up at the Port of Long Beach.
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The Port of Long Beach recorded its best September yet in cargo container movement, while the neighboring Port of Los Angeles saw a slight uptick last month, officials announced this week. Part of the reason for Long Beach’s 28.3 percent rise in container volume year-to-year was its recovery from South Korea-based Hanjin Shipping Co.’s bankruptcy filing in August 2016, said port spokesman Lee Peterson.
A group of truck drivers and warehouses workers set a date of June 19 for a strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
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The twin ports of Long Beach and of Los Angeles saw increased cargo traffic in March. The Port of Long Beach saw a 20 percent increase in its cargo numbers compared to a year ago and posted its best quarter since 2007. The Los Angeles port saw a whopping 29 percent jump in incoming cargo containers compared to the year earlier.
As Hanjin Shipping Co. finally sank Friday, the Port of Long Beach looked to a future without its most important cargo carrier and former lease-holder of its largest terminal.
The Port of Los Angeles had its busiest January ever this year, beating the record-holding January 2016 with the number of cargo containers increasing 17.4 percent, officials said Tuesday.
Reversing a slide at the end of last year, cargo shipments at the Port of Long Beach rose sharply in January, up 6 percent from December and up 8 percent from a year ago, port officials reported Thursday.
October cargo container volumes fell 6 percent at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month last year, as fallout from the bankruptcy filing of Hanjin Shipping Co. continued. A total of 581,808 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) moved through docks last month, down 6.2 percent from October 2015 levels. Total imports dropped 3.7 percent from last October, to 296,711 TEUs. Export TEUs were down 1.2 percent from last October to 126,770 TEUs.
Port Works to Keep Cargo Containers in Check
Pier pressure mounts at ports as Hanjin Shipping’s emptied containers begin to stack up.