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Storm-hit Maersk Essen reroutes to Mexico

The ship became the latest boxship to suffer a container spill on the Pacific, losing up to 750 boxes on January 16 in a storm. The Maersk accident was the fourth box spill in the Pacific in the space of just 47 days with nearly 3,000 containers lost in the…

Jan 22, 2021

Port of LA will pay container terminals for efficiency gains

The port said the incentive program is designed to help move trucks faster and more efficiently through the container terminals. Terminal operators can earn what the port called “financial rewards” by shortening the time it takes to process trucks dropping off and/or picking up cargo. Rewards also would be given…

Jan 22, 2021

What does shipper of choice mean in 2021?

How does a shipper ensure a carrier is available when needed? Over the last couple of years, a term has arisen to paint a picture of a company that checks the boxes of an organization that a carrier wants to work with: shipper of choice.

Jan 22, 2021

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach urge California to fast track vaccines for dockworkers

Officials at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to give priority to vaccinating longshore workers against the COVID virus so as to relieve congestion and delays at the two ports caused in part by a shortage of longshore workers who have been…

Jan 22, 2021

Could a COVID-19 surge lead to shutdowns at L.A. ports? Officials plead for dockworker vaccines

Jan 21, 2021
A growing longshore worker infection rate, which parallels the surge of the virus across California, is exacerbating a massive snarl at the ports due to a pandemic-induced surge in imports of general goods. Port executives, union leaders and elected officials are mounting an urgent campaign to initiate dockworker vaccinations, fearing that a labor shortage could force terminal shutdowns.
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750 boxes fall off Maersk ship during another Pacific storm

Jan 21, 2021
The 13,100 teu Maersk Essen was midway through the Pacific bound for Los Angeles when it lost up to 750 containers on January 16 , according to claims consultancy WK Webster. As well as the boxes lost overboard during the storm, many containers have collapsed and been damaged and will need to be removed and repositioned when the ship docks in California. Its scheduled arrival into Los Angeles is tomorrow. Its calls at ports after Los Angeles are likely to be delayed.
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