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  • California docks see significant progress with supply chain backlog

    11/24/2021 11:15:11 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/24/2021 | Amanda Macias
    Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, cites “significant progress” at California ports. Cordero said that the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which account for 40% of sea freight entering the United States, are working around the clock to offload containers. Since the announcement of the new fees, which have yet to be imposed, both ports have seen the lingering containers reduced by 33%.
  • 58,900 long-dwelling containers now on penalty clock in LA, Long Beach: 40,000 containers in LA and 18,900 in Long Beach have been sitting for 9-plus days. Daily $100 penalty per container, increasing in $100 increments per day.

    11/03/2021 8:15:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Freightwaves ^ | 11/03/2021 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    The penalties on 58,900 containers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are officially racking up charges. These containers were part of the 60,000 containers the ports alerted the ocean carriers last Monday to move or face a daily $100 penalty per container, increasing in $100 increments per day.American Shipper reached out to both ports for updates on the removal of the “lingering” containers.Photo of Pier 400 courtesy of Port of Los AngelesAccording to Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, there are a total of 84,000 total imports on docks waiting to be transported, a total...
  • Boxes and Boxes Seen Strewn Along LA Railroad Tracks Amid Cargo Container Theft

    11/02/2021 5:44:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Channel 4 NBC LA ^ | 02 November 2021 | Angie Crouch
    Union Pacific railroad said there was a rash of cargo container break-ins as the containers were being hauled by train near downtown Los Angeles, as officials are trying to clear the backlog of cargo at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Thousands of boxes as far as the eye could see were strewn along the railroad tracks near Valley Boulevard and North Mission Road in Lincoln Park in footage captured by NewsChopper4 Monday. Several container doors were wide open - including a FedEx container with boxes tipping over. The section of the track is bordered by homeless encampments...
  • Veteran gets 25 years in prison for attempting to bomb 2019 rally in Long Beach [CA]

    11/01/2021 7:05:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | Sareen Habeshian
    An investigation into Domingo was launched after he posted on online forums expressing “support for violence, specifically a desire to seek violent retribution for attacks against Muslims, as well as a willingness to become a martyr,” After “considering various attacks,” Domingo decided to bomb a white supremacist rally on April 26, 2019, as retribution for the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 51 people dead weeks earlier, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. As part of the plot, he asked a confederate – who was actually working with the FBI as part of the investigation – to invite a bomb-maker into...
  • Carriers must move 60K containers out of Los Angeles/Long Beach by Halloween: Daily surcharge fines begin Monday, forcing carriers to scramble

    10/30/2021 6:21:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Freightwaves ^ | 10/30/2021 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Halloween is going to be an extra scary day for the logistics world. A total of 60,000 containers have been marked as beyond the dwell time and need to be moved out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by the carriers or the penalties will start racking up. A total of 33,000 containers need to be rolled out of the Port of Los Angeles and 27,000 loaded containers for the Port of Long Beach — a whopping $2,633,940,000 value in trade.Carriers were put on notice this week when the ports announced that, starting next Monday, a daily...
  • California Port Worker Exposes Labor Union for Exascerbating Supply Chain Crisis, ‘Keep Cutting the Work’

    10/27/2021 8:57:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 10/26/2021 | Wendell Husabo
    A California longshoreman, who works at California’s San Pedro Bay Port Complex, reportedly said the labor unions are exascerbating the supply chain crisis. Identified as Alfred to Yahoo News, the longshoreman blamed Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for “cutting the work” at the port, which is increasing the jam of containers stuck at sea and on the docks. “They’re [PMA] the ones who are not training: skilled positions. [That] means crane operators, top handler drivers, trans drivers,” said Alfred. “They’re the ones who are keeping the ships out there at sea anchored.” Despite the delays and mounting shipping costs American families...
  • America's highest paid union at existential risk from widened Panama Canal

    03/21/2019 12:07:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | C Street
    West Coast Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose members earn average wages and benefits of $285,000 by raising labor hell, is facing existential risk from the widened Panama Canal. The San Francisco Chronicle described the 42,000 card-carrying International Longshore and Warehouse Union members that since 1934 has maintained iron-fisted control of all 29 West Coast commercial ports, "the aristocrats of the working class." ILWU full-time workers receive an average of $175,000 in annual wages, along with a non-wage benefits package costing more than $110,000 per active worker per year. Benefits include fully paid health care, employer 401(k) matching, 13 paid holidays,...
  • Shipping Companies at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Will Soon Be Fined for Staying Too Long in Marine Terminals

    10/27/2021 6:48:19 AM PDT · by Boomer · 65 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10.27.21 | Katabella Roberts
    Shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon be fined if their containers stay in marine terminals for too long, officials announced on Monday. Officials at San Pedro Bay Ports said in a statement that the fines are being imposed in an effort to “improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume.” Starting on Nov. 1, the ports will charge shipping companies that fall into one of two categories: containers scheduled to move by truck and containers moving by rail.
  • How Florida could save Christmas: Port authority tells cargo vessels waiting to dock in California to divert via Panama Canal to The Sunshine State where there are NO backlogs

    10/21/2021 12:58:14 PM PDT · by DFG · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2021 | MIchelle Thompson
    A Florida port authority is inviting steamships waiting to dock in California to divert via the Panama Canal to the sunshine state, where there are no backlogs. The Jacksonville Port Authority said it’s the solution to an unprecedented logjam at The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where weeks-long queues are slowing commerce ahead of the year’s busiest shopping season. It’s a sharp contrast from the scene in Jacksonville, which officials said has maintained terminal fluidity – and set a new container volume record - despite market disruptions. Florida ports council president Michael Rubin said they can expedite cargo...
  • Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline

    10/18/2021 12:52:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 October 2021 | MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press
    Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude. A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach... ...The DANIT's operator, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, is headquartered in Switzerland and has a fleet of 600 vessels and more than 100,000 workers, according to the company....
  • 'Woke Rules': Ric Grenell Blasts Buttigieg and Explains Why He Was Hired

    10/16/2021 10:46:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/15/2021 | Spencer Brown
    Biden's Secretary of Transportation — former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg — is under fire this week for his absence during an escalating supply chain crisis that threatens to leave American stores filled with little more than empty shelves ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. As Katie explained earlier on the supply chain problems, "the situation has reached crisis levels as 250,000 shipping containers remain offshore" waiting to be offloaded at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach while "Americans across the country are experiencing shortages" that are expected to become more widespread. "It turns out,"...
  • Ship anchored near oil pipeline made unusual movements

    10/07/2021 1:43:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A massive cargo ship made a series of unusual movements while anchored in the closest spot to a Southern California oil pipeline that ruptured and sent crude washing up on beaches, according to data collected by a marine navigation service... ...The Associated Press reviewed more than two weeks of data from MarineTraffic, a navigation service that tracks radio signals from transponders that broadcast the locations of ships and large boats every few minutes. That data shows the Rotterdam Express, a German-flagged ship nearly 1,000 feet (305 meters) long, was assigned to anchorage SF-3, the closest...
  • Long Beach [CA] considers options for Queen Mary, including sinking the ship

    07/21/2021 1:47:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | Hugo Martin
    The aging Queen Mary could cost the city of Long Beach up to $175 million to preserve and maintain over the next 25 years but it could cost even more — up to $190 million — to recycle for scrap or sink into the ocean. Docked on the city’s shore since 1967, the former ocean liner has long been a challenge to operate. A 2017 study recommended that as much as $289 million worth of renovations and upgrades were needed to keep parts of the ship from flooding. According to documents filed recently in Bankruptcy Court, the Queen Mary needs...
  • Long Beach, California turns itself into a food desert

    04/19/2021 9:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2021 | Monica Showalter
    Long Beach is now short two big grocery stores. Ralph's and Food 4 Less have shut their doors, unable to sustain the city council's order that they raise worker "hero pay" by $4 an hour, pretty much forever.According to the Epoch Times:Grocery chain Kroger said it closed down two California stores Saturday after the Long Beach City Council approved a COVID-19-related "hero pay" ordinance that increased wages by $4 per hour.The move was announced earlier this year, but the Ralph's and Food 4 Less—both operated by Kroger—were shut down on April 17, employees told local media outlets."As a result of...
  • 2 Kroger grocery stores set to close in Long Beach Saturday due to 'Hero Pay' ordinance

    04/17/2021 8:29:38 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 59 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angles ^ | 16 April 2021 | Mario Ramirez and Kelli Johnson
    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Two Kroger grocery stores in Long Beach are set permanently close on April 17 due to mandated raises, also known as the "hero pay" ordinance that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, Long Beach became the first city in Southern California to pass the ordinance, which requires grocery store workers to be paid an additional $4 an hour.
  • Dianne Feinstein Cites ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Concerns in Push to Ban AR-15s

    03/14/2021 10:49:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies ^ | 3/14/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is citing “domestic terrorism” concerns in her latest push to ban AR-15s and other commonly owned semiautomatic rifles. Breitbart News noted Feinstein’s new ban, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” was put forward Thursday with at least 34 Senate Democrat co-sponsors. The bill is designed to ban 205 different firearms, including different variants of the wildly popular AR-15 rifle. The New York Post reports Feinstein is citing “domestic terrorism” as an impetus for the ban. She said, “We’re now seeing a rise in domestic terrorism, and military-style assault weapons are increasingly becoming the guns of choice...
  • Kroger Closes 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores After City Mandates $4 ‘Hero Pay’

    02/04/2021 5:53:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    Kroger announced Monday that it will be closing two stores in Long Beach, California — a Ralph’s and a Food 4 Less — after the city council voted to require that large grocery store chains pay workers additional “hero pay” of $4 per hour.
  • Long Beach [CA] Ralphs, Food 4 Less stores to close over $4 ‘hero pay’ boost for grocery workers

    02/01/2021 9:58:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 02/01/2021 | Tracy Bloom
    Kroger, the parent company of Ralphs and Food 4 Less, will soon shut down two of its stores in Long Beach in response to the city imposing a “hero pay” increase of $4 per hour for some grocery store workers. In announcing the closure, Kroger cited a recently passed Long Beach City Council ordinance that mandated the hazard pay bump for at least 120 days amid the increased health risk to workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new law affects grocery stores with at least 300 employees nationwide or more than 15 employees per market in the city. Kroger,...
  • Desperate Grocery Workers Lose Jobs: Ralph’s Closes Long Beach Stores Instead Of Giving Forced ‘Hero Pay’ & more news for Monday, February 1, 2021

    02/01/2021 4:47:42 PM PST · by Mark · 77 replies
    My News LA ^ | 2/1/2021 | My News Editor
    Grocery company Kroger announced Monday it will be shuttering two of its stores in Long Beach — a Ralph’s location and a Food4Less store — in response to a city ordinance requiring a $4 “hero pay” salary boost for some workers. “As a result of the city of Long Beach’s decision to pass an ordinance mandating extra pay for grocery workers, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close long-struggling store locations in Long Beach,” according to a company statement. “This misguided action by the Long Beach City Council oversteps the traditional bargaining process and applies to some, but...
  • U.S. Forces China Out of Port of Long Beach Terminal Ownership

    12/22/2020 8:22:41 AM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jared Vineyard
    It’s probably not a good idea for a country you’re fighting in a trade war to control one of your biggest ports. That’s a situation that was set to happen because of COSCO Shipping’s deal to buy Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL) back in 2017 and President Trump starting a battle of escalating tariff hikes with China in 2018.OOIL owns the Long Beach Container Terminal. That’s the company that operates the Long Beach Container Terminal at the Port of Long Beach. Yes, the company shares the same name as the terminal, rather than OOIL using an Orient Overseas moniker.COSCO shipping...