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Port of LA Processes 10 Million Container Units of Cargo

The Port of Los Angeles reached a major milestone by processing 10 million container units of cargo in a 12‑month period.

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LA, Long Beach Ports Log Record Results in First Quarter

As cargo ships continue to clutter the horizon at the San Pedro Bay, both ports notched their best first quarter on record.

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More Employers Offering Fertility Benefits To Employees

Custom Content: Developing The Right Program For Your Organization

Developing The Right Program For Your Organization. With infertility affecting 1 in 8 individuals in the U.S., many Americans wish to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.

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Ports See Cargo Surge to Start the Year

The first month of the year brought more of the same to the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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2021 Ports Special Report

The Business Journal looks at key aspects of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, which play significant roles in the local and national economies.

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Port of Long Beach Wraps 2020 With Cargo Surge

At the Port of Long Beach, 2020 was a year for the record books.

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Port of LA Rebounds in 2020 After Difficult Stretch

After numerous missed sailings back in March, Gene Seroka said he “never would have imagined” that the Port of L.A. would move 9.2 million TEUs of cargo in 2020.

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Book of Lists Profile: Shipping Companies CMA CGM, American President Lines Make Quite a Team

CMA CGM Group and American President Lines occupy adjacent spots on the Business Journal’s list of shipping companies that serve the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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LA Business Leaders Temper Expectations for Biden Administration

L.A. County’s economy can expect a modest boost from the election of Joe Biden as president, though some industry sectors are poised to gain more than others.

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Businesses Breathe Easier After Voters Reject Key Propositions

Businesses in Los Angeles County breathed a sigh of relief last week as ballot measures that would have imposed higher costs or stricter regulations either were rejected outright or appeared headed for defeat.

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LA City, County Lead the Way on Minimum Wage Increases

Workers in the city of Los Angeles and in unincorporated areas of L.A. County got a bigger paycheck last month.

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Long Beach Chamber Names Harris as CEO

The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce named Jeremy Harris as president and CEO, part of leadership changes at the organization.

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Trade & Retail: Ports grapple with changes from trade war and AB5

For the roughly 17,000 truckers who transport goods in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, 2020 brings much uncertainty.

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Imports Plummet at San Pedro Bay as U.S.-China Trade War Drags On

The nation’s two busiest ports saw imports plummet in September when a range of Chinese goods were hit with a 15% tariff. Imports dropped 14% in September — the worst decline in more than a year.

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Chipping Away at China

Trade with Cambodia, Vietnam surges at ports in wake of tariffs

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach sees trade volumes with Vietnam and Cambodia jump and trade tensions with China continue.

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