'Significant Improvement': Ports of LA, Long Beach Delay Fines After Seeing 26% Reduction In Cargo On DocksA fine schedule aimed at moving idle shipping containers was announced on Oct. 25. Since then, officials say both ports have seen a 26% decline in aging cargo on the docks.
New Fines For Empty Shipping Containers At Ports Of LA, Long Beach Start MondayThe “harbor tariff,” as described by the Los Angeles City Council, will fine shipping companies that leave empty containers at the port for more than six or nine days depending on where the containers are headed. If the containers remain past the deadline it is a $100 initial fine and an additional $100 for every subsequent day they remain. 
Newsom, Buttigieg Announce Multi-Billion Loan Agreement To Improve Shipping Infrastructure At Ports Of LA, Long BeachA multi-billion loan agreement was announced Thursday between the state and the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund infrastructure improvements to help clear the shipping bottleneck at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
National Guard Could Be Deployed To Help With LA Port Cargo BacklogDozens of cargo ships have been anchored offshore from the ports of L.A. and Long Beach for weeks.
Trucking Schools See Spike In Interested Students And Employers Amid National Supply Chain CrisisThe American Trucking Association said in 2019 that it was going to be short at least 1 million drivers in the coming years. That was made worse by the pandemic, when many drivers retired early.
Questions Swirl Around Cause Of Devastating Huntington Beach Oil SpillWatchdog groups are concerned that the bottleneck at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may have played a role in the spill.
Retailers And Customers Feeling Strain Of Supply Chain Logjam"There's things we ordered back in January that we still haven't received and may not receive ever," says Jessica Goldfarb, owner of the gift shop Limonaia in Santa Monica.
Cargo Ships Continue To Arrive, Just To End Up Waiting To Get Into Ports Of LA, Long BeachThe jam in the waters off the Port of Los Angeles continues to get worse, with a new record of 70 cargo ships waiting to get into the LA and Long Beach ports – up from 60 that were spotted last week.
Counterfeit Haul Of 39K Nike, Gucci Items Seized From Port Of Long BeachIf the items were genuine, they’d have a value of over $53 million, authorities said.
Lawmakers, Unions, Port Officials Push For Dockworkers To Receive COVID-19 VaccinationsThe International Longshore Workers Union says nearly 700 dockworkers have tested positive for COVID-19, and if more become infected, officials from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach worry that could slow down the movement of cargo.
Dozens Of Empty Cruise Ships To Make Stops At Port Of LA In Early 2021The Port of L.A. had 93 cruise cancellations in 2020, which is estimated to have accounted for a nearly $100 million hit to the local economy.