March 2015
Chassis at Port of Long Beach

Unleashing Pool Power

The San Pedro Bay ports are on track to move cargo faster by making a chassis supply problem a thing of the past. The nation’s busiest harbor complex now has a “gray chassis fleet” – a new model for managing the equipment that drayage trucks use to haul containers – to ensure chassis are available when and where they are needed.

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Middle Harbor aerial photograph

Cargo Count Slides
in February

 

Cargo numbers

Join Us for Pulse of the Ports
Forecast Event April 29

 

Testing the AMECS system

Voting Begins on 
West Coast Contract

 

Dockage fee change

Port Extends Dockage
Fee Relief

 

In Other News...

  • International Transportation Service (ITS) Inc., a subsidiary of “K” Line, has ordered four new gantry cranes from PACECO Corp. for its container terminal at the Port of Long Beach’s Pier G. With a reach of 23 rows across, the cranes load and discharge the largest ships in the world fleet. They are also equipped with new soft-landing-system technology for smoother handling and greater operational efficiency. The cranes are expected to be delivered in early 2016. PACECO is a subsidiary of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
  • Nautilus International Holding Corp., a marine transportation and logistics company whose subsidiaries include Metro Ports, broke ground March 3 on its new headquarters in Long Beach. Currently based in Wilmington, Calif., the company is building its new 40,000-square-foot head office on 2.57 acres in Douglas Park. Construction is due to be completed in December. 
  • Two state lawmakers who represent Long Beach will chair key legislative committees that focus on California ports. Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, a former Long Beach City Council member elected to represent the 70th Assembly District in November, has been named chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports. Senator Ricardo Lara, who represents the 33rd Senate District, will continue as chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on Ports & Goods Movement. Lara, who won his senate seat in 2012, has chaired the committee for the past two years. 
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