National Port News and Trends

Truckers’ Strike Not Impacting Records Volumes at Port of Los Angeles

April 14,2021–

The Port of Los Angeles continues to see record container volumes as the surge in import traffic through the port continues unabated. Officials reported that they are continuing to make progress chipping away at the backlogs that developed and that operations at the port are continuing smoothly despite a strike by the teamsters union against one of the trucking companies that has now spread to supporting actions by the longshoremen.



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Port Continues to Advance Equitable Recovery

April 13,2021–

Port of Seattle Commissioners focused on equitable recovery initiatives at Tuesday’s Commission meeting, extending relief for airport businesses hit hard by the ongoing pandemic and receives an annual report documenting the Port’s progress to ensure equality in contracting opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses.


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Carbon-Free Port Service Locomotive Propulsion

April 9, 2021–

Railway lines extend into many ports internationally while main railway marshalling yards may be located at a distance from quayside. While diesel locomotives are used for port service railway propulsion, several carbon-free options are available and becoming available.



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