24 Nov 2023

West Coast Ports Bounce Back with Strong October Performance

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports on the U.S. West Coast enjoyed a robust performance in October, marked by a significant surge in imported containers. Los Angeles handled 372,455 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), representing a 10.7% increase over the previous year. Long Beach, on the other hand, witnessed an even more impressive 23.6% jump […]

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06 Oct 2023

PierPass Fees at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Increase 4% Effective November 1, 2023

  Members of the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced that the PierPass fee will increase on November 1, 2023 by 4 percent, from USD 34.21 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), and USD 68.42 for all other container sizes, to USD 35.57 per TEU, and USD 71.14 per FEU (forty-foot equivalent unit), respectively. This fee is called […]

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31 Aug 2023

West Coast Ports – ILWU Ratifies Contract

  PACIFIC MARITIME ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON FINAL CONTRACT APPROVALS SAN FRANCISCO (August 31, 2023) PMA President and CEO Jim McKenna issued the following statement today about the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s approval of the new six-year contact. The contract, already approved by PMA member companies, is retroactive to July 1, 2022 and runs through […]

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25 Aug 2023

Port of Los Angeles to Get Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Charging Depot

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to install public charging infrastructure for electric heavy-duty trucks. The charging depot will be located at the Port of Los Angeles and will be the port’s first-ever public electric truck fast-charging station. The chargers […]

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14 Jul 2023

POLB Trade Slows Down and Midyear Container Shipping Report Released

Trade activity at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) experienced a cooling trend in June as retailers worked to clear their warehouses. Last month, dockworkers and terminal operators handled a total of 597,076 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), marking a significant 28.5% decline compared to the same period in the record-setting June of 2022. Notably, imports […]

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16 Jun 2023

Rebounding US Warehouse Demand Could Benefit from Resolution of West Coast Port Dispute

A potential strike that could have had adverse effects on the demand for industrial warehouses in North America’s thriving commercial property sector seems to have been avoided with a tentative agreement between union dockworkers and West Coast port operators. Late Wednesday, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced that they […]

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15 Jun 2023

West Coast Port Labor Negotiations – Tentative Agreement Announced

  Late last night, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association announced a tentative agreement on a new six-year deal. The details of the agreement were not released. The agreement must now be ratified by both parties. A copy of Acing Secretary of Labor Julie Su’s statement on the deal can be […]

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09 Jun 2023

West Coast Port Labor Negotiations Update – PMA Press Release June 9, 2023

After a series of coordinated and disruptive work actions led by the ILWU at the West Coast’s largest ports between June 2 and June 7, operations have generally improved at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland. However, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma continue to suffer significant slowdowns as a result of […]

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