2019 cargo volumes at Port of Los Angeles fall short of record levels
THE Port of Los Angeles fell short of record year in 2019 at 9,337,632 TEU, making it the second-best year in the harbour's 113-year history
THE Port of Los Angeles fell short of record year in 2019 at 9,337,632 TEU, making it the second-best year in the harbour's 113-year history.
'In the face of lagging exports due to international trade, the Port of Los Angeles maintained strong momentum and kept cargo flowing,' port executive director Gene Seroka told the annual State of the Port gathering.
'It's time for the courage and long-range vision to imagine what this port will look like in the years ahead and set a course in that direction,' Mr Seroka said.
'It's going to take collaboration to keep our port community thriving in the midst of increasing competition, an uncertain trade environment and a world where technology is essential to success,' he said.
Mr Seroka also announced the planned launch of the nation's first Terminal Efficiency Incentive Programme to cut truck turn times.
In 2020, the port will explore locations for off-dock chassis yards. Yusen Terminals has developed a near dock chassis staging area, and is negotiating with Pacific Crane Maintenance Company to develop an off-dock chassis facility that complements APM Terminal's Pier 400 operation.
Mr Seroka also announced the launch of the Port of Los Angeles Labour Collaborative, a new port-driven workforce development initiative focused on identifying specific dockside employment and training needs.
Technology infrastructure also was a key theme of Seroka's remarks as the port works to accelerate digital transformation of the supply chain by creating a port community system to connect critical cargo data points.