This marks Aegean’s second foray into the United States; it acquired the East Coast marine fuel business of New York’s Hess Corp. in 2013.

Triple Play

Shipping companies are bringing increasingly massive ships into the local ports, and earlier this month one port terminal had three such ships docked at once – a first.

APM Terminals at Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles simultaneously unloaded three container ships, each capable of carrying 13,000 cargo containers, docked at the pier between Feb. 22 and March 7. It was the first time any U.S. port terminal handled three ships of that size at once.

The ships were the MSC Flavia and the MSC Renee, both owned by Mediterranean Shipping Co., and the COSCO Harmony.

APM Managing Director Steven Trombley said that all three ships were alongside Pier 400 for two days. Workers unloaded cargo from the ships and loaded it onto trains in nine days.

Short Hauls

Axis Global Logistics of Maspeth, N.Y., sees growth in the L.A. area’s logistics market and has opened a fulfillment warehouse in Compton. The 45,000-square-foot warehouse, at 345 West Victoria St., has 14 dock doors and is set up for warehousing and distribution. The company also provides more than 1 million square feet of space in East Los Angeles through a local partnership. “Many of our clients and prospective clients are headquartered in (Compton) and have growing needs,” said Thomas Vassallo, managing partner of Axis. … Pleasanton environmental remediation firm Reterro Inc. said it has opened a San Pedro office, its fifth location, to serve increasing demand in Southern California. The company cleans contamination at construction sites so that trucks don’t have to haul away tainted soil. Recent local projects include the remediation of 45 acres in Fullerton. … Japan Airlines is ramping up service at LAX. The company recently announced it is bringing back daily nonstop service between LAX and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The airline already offers daily service between LAX and Tokyo.

Staff reporter Carol Lawrence can be reached at clawrence@labusinessjournal.com or (323) 549-5225, ext. 237.

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