• Port of Los Angeles Records Busiest February Ever

    The Port of Los Angeles processed 725,059 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in February, a 16% volume jump from last year, making it the busiest February in the port’s 111-year history. The Lunar New Year, which fell later than usual this year, is partially credited with the surge in cargo…


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  • Battery Powered Truck Enters Port of Oakland Fleet

    GSC Logistics, a major California trucking operator, introduced a 10-ton battery-powered truck in March. The truck has now entered the Port of Oakland fleet as the latest effort to minimize the environmental impact of containerized trade. Costing $250,000, the big rig is testing the feasibility of zero-emission freight hauling. If…


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  • Inaugural California Ports Day Highlights Importance of State’s Freight Transportation System

    The First Annual California Ports Day took place on February 21, 2018, at the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA and was deemed a great success by members of the state Legislature, their staff, maritime and freight industry leaders, as well as members of the general public who participated in…


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  • Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservancy District Hires Larry Oetker as Executive Director

    The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, a member of the California Association of Port Authorities, hired Larry Oetker as its new Executive Director on December 7th, 2017. The District’s mission is to “serve all of the people of Humboldt County by promoting harbor use, enhancing recreational opportunities and…


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  • Port of Prince Rupert $1 Billion Economic Impact

    Northern British Columbia enjoyed a C $1 billion in Economic impact in 2016 stemming from activities tied to the Port of Prince Rupert, one of the leading competitors to California ports, according to a study administered by the port authority. More than 3,100 people’s employment was directly supported by regional…


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  • Port of Oakland Gives Old Army Base New Life

    The Port of Oakland Commission approved a plan to re-invent a significant portion of the city’s decommissioned Army Base as the Seaport Logistics Center. Oak Brook, IL-based CenterPoint Properties is planning to build a 440,000-square foot distribution center adjacent to the Port’s $100 million rail yard. “There’s not anything like it…


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  • Port of Oakland OKs $11 Million Rail Link to New Cool Port Project

    The Port of Oakland approved an $11 million rail link for the new Cool Port project, a part of a strategy to attract Midwest beef and pork for export to Asia, and the final piece of an ambitious plan to make Oakland a vital link in the food chain. The project would connect Union Pacific Railroad…


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  • San Pedro Bay Ports Approve New Clean Air Strategies

    The San Pedro Bay Port Complex, comprised of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update on November 2, 2017, bringing in a new era of aggressive environmental strategies for cargo transportation throughout the Nation’s busiest container port complex. The document…


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  • Clean Air Action Plan Update

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently released a draft of their 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, a landmark air quality plan that establishes the most comprehensive, far-reaching strategy for reducing port-related air pollution and related health risks. While doing so, the plan also allows for…


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  • Port of Oakland Expands Shore Power Availibility

    The Port of Oakland has approved a new 200-foot cable-on-reel system at the Oakland International Container Terminal. The $230,000 cable system features a 10-foot-tall reel, and will be affixed to a trailer to connect to ships that can’t closely align with landside electrical vaults at berth. Chris Chan, the Port’s…


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