Port of Los Angeles
Authorities have identified the second boy who died after his family’s car plunged into Los Angeles harbor, killing his 13-year-old brother.
Authorities say a second boy who was gravely injured Thursday after a vehicle plunged into the Port of Los Angeles has died.
Police Friday were investigating the cause of a fatal crash involving a vehicle that plunged into the Port of Los Angeles.
Tragedy struck at the Port of Los Angeles when a vehicle transporting a family of four drove off the pier, killing a 13-year-old boy inside and gravely injuring an 8-year-old relative.
Representatives of the dockworkers’ union overwhelmingly recommended that rank-and-file members vote to approve a tentative agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports.
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were down 22.7 percent in January compared with the same month last year, amid congestion at the harbor and a drawn out labor dispute between port management and dockworkers.
A tentative labor agreement between dockworkers and port employers was hailed Monday by the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, who say their cities will work more closely on eliminating cargo congestion at the port complex.
Maritime companies are making their case for a new labor contract directly to West Coast dockworkers, hoping the rank-and-file will pressure union negotiators to reach a deal that would let billions of dollars of cargo now stuck at West Coast ports flow freely again.
President Obama is set to send United States Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California in an attempt to address the slowdown of ports on the West Coast.
Increased congestion is expected this Presidents Day weekend at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, harbor officials said Friday.
Ships were idle at 29 ports along the west coast on Saturday, including Long Beach and San Pedro, after negotiations between the union and the association representing shipping companies hit a standstill Friday night.
The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports will partially shut down this weekend to suspend vessel loading and unloading activities at West Coast ports.
The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach urged dockworkers and their employers Thursday to resolve labor disputes that have dragged on since last July.
An ongoing labor dispute threatens to reduce work crews on cargo ships by two-thirds.
Extensive congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is causing major shipping delays, just in time for the holiday season.