February 1, 2009
Regarding "Port's clean-rig program is running on empty," Jan. 27: The Times is correct that the Port of Los Angeles' 2007 Compliant Incentive Program has had unprecedented success in bringing an early infusion of clean trucks into port service. However, the article suggests that the port can't fulfill its commitment to the trucking companies that have purchased and put into port service hundreds of 2007 EPA-compliant trucks. We do have enough funds to pay each of the approved program applicants the $20,000-per-truck incentive for every qualifying truck they put into port service.
December 24, 2005
Re "Toward cleaner ports," editorial, Dec. 18 You mischaracterized the maritime industry's reaction to the appointment of Geraldine Knatz as new head of the Port of Los Angeles, as well as its continuing support for balanced and effective environmental programs. Our organization praised the appointment of Knatz, who is committed to improving air quality while ensuring Southern California remains a center of international trade. Ocean carriers are using and testing various technologies to lower emissions; marine terminals are making enormous investments in environment-friendly cargo-handling equipment; and terminals are working collaboratively to keep the ports open at nights and on weekends.
January 15, 2013 |
The nation's busiest container seaport shrugged off an eight-day strike and a very slow December to post its third-best year for cargo volume, port officials said. The Port of Los Angeles handled just 588,154 containers in December, down 9.4% from December 2011. But over the course of 2012, the port handled just under 8.1 million containers. Those containers carried imports, mostly from Asia, as well as U.S. exports headed overseas and empties that were also headed back across the Pacific.
December 6, 2012 |
For eight long days, the usual lunch crowd was missing from Marcos Medina's restaurant. The eatery, called Isaac's Cafe, is located just a few blocks from the Port of Los Angeles. The longshoremen and others who make their living working at the massive seaport weren't coming through the glass doors of the family-run business. "I have to be honest - our business runs off of them," said Medina, 42. But on Wednesday, the port sprang to life. Medina was back hustling and taking food orders from a long line of customers at the tiny Mexican food joint his parents opened in 1977.
January 15, 2010 |
The nation's two busiest cargo container ports -- Los Angeles and Long Beach -- ended a terrible year in international trade with strong December numbers that might signal the beginning of a long-awaited economic rebound. The Port of Los Angeles, which ranks first in the U.S., handled 562,990 cargo containers last month, a tiny increase of 0.35% over the 561,033 recorded in the same month a year earlier. The increase was driven by a huge 40.2% increase in exports, which climbed to 153,836 containers from 109,704 a year earlier.
January 17, 2012 |
The Port of Los Angeles set a new standard for exports in 2011, becoming the first harbor in the nation to ship more than 2 million containers carrying U.S. goods to customers overseas, according to year-end statistics released by port officials Tuesday. The nation's busiest seaport moved 176,531 export containers in December, enough to kick its 2011 total up to 2.11 million. That broke the port's old record of 1.84 million export containers, set in 2010. No other U.S. harbor has ever moved more export containers.