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L.A.'s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom

Since 2011, trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been ordered by the state to pay drivers more than $45 million in wages and restitution for illegally classifying the workers as “independent contractors” instead of employees — a move that allowed the companies to avoid...

Los Angeles sues three major port trucking companies for 'disgraceful exploitation' of workers

CMI Transportation, K&R Transportation and California Cartage Transportation Express are accused of knowingly violate state labor laws while driving their workers into debt.        

LA sues three major port trucking companies for 'disgraceful exploitation' of workers

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Los Angeles filed three lawsuits against some of the busiest port trucking companies in the country following USA TODAY Network reporting.        

Three port truck companies exploited drivers, L.A. city attorney says in lawsuits

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer sued three port trucking companies Monday, alleging the firms exploit their drivers by misclassifying them as independent contractors, an arrangement that can result in take-home pay of only pennies. In lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Feuer...

World cruise brought Viking's newest ship to the Port of Los Angeles

The Viking Sun sailed into the Port of Los Angeles last week with a full contingent of passengers who, fittingly enough, spent two sunny days exploring Southern California. The ship's visit marked a number of firsts: It was Viking Cruises' first world cruise, its first West Coast port of call,...

Port of Los Angeles Sets New All-Time Monthly Container Volume Record

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Apple puts 4K Aerial screen saver of Los Angeles skyline into rotation on Apple TV 4K

Apple recently updated its list of Aerial screen savers for Apple TV 4K with ultra high-resolution snippets ported over from the fourth-generation model, as well as all-new footage of Los Angeles at night.

CMA CGM Completes Sale of Long Beach Container Terminal

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The CMA CGM has completed the sale of a 90% equity interest in Global Gateway South terminal (GSS) at the port of Los Angeles, California. The sale was completed last Friday to EQT Infrastructure III and its partner P5 Infrastructure (P5) for an Enterprise Value of $875 million. Show More Summary

APM Terminals Sets Single Vessel Cargo Record at Port of Los Angeles – 24,846 TEU Loaded and Unloaded!

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles has set new world record for single vessel cargo operations during the call of the 13,600 TEU capacity Maersk Evora, with a combined total of 24,846 TEUs loaded and discharged over a 128-hour period. Show More Summary

Siemens eHighway Heavy-Duty Trucks Continue In California

The Siemens eHighway heavy-duty truck project continues in California, as the company has revealed a mile-long stretch in the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach for testing purposes

MV Ever Smart Arrives in Los Angeles with Toppled Containers

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The MV Ever Smart arrived at the port of Los Angeles on Wednesday showing clear evidence of the dozens of containers which were lost from the vessel during its voyage across the Pacific.  As gCaptain reported previously, the British-flagged Ever Smart lost 42 containers overboard approximately 700nm east of Japan on October 30, 2017. Show More Summary

Siemens debuts first electrified eHighway in the US

Siemens just launched a one-mile long demonstration site for its electrified eHighway system, the first of its kind in the United States. The eHighway demo is being run in California near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. TheShow More Summary

This Electric Highway Powers Trucks Without Recharging

A new pilot project in L.A. is testing whether the fastest and easiest way to get clean trucking might be to electrify the trucks from above. Near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, South Alameda Street is typically filled with trucks–and smog. But a one-mile stretch of the trucking route is now also a demo site for new electric highway technology. Read Full Story

First U.S. eHighway Demonstration Running in California

Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are conducting a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, California, near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Local kids and families need cleaner air now

The cities of southeast Los Angeles County are key drivers of the Southern California economy. Our proximity to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Long Beach (710) Freeway and rail lines means our region is an industrialized hub that literally keeps the rest of the country moving. This is a tremendous source […]

Maersk Containership Sets Cargo Handling World Record at Port of Los Angeles

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Danish shipping giant Maersk says it has set a new world record for the most cargo handled in a single port call with the MV Maersk Evora’s recent stopover at the Port of Los Angeles. During the port call at APM Terminals’ Pier 400,Show More Summary

Clean Air Action Plan will reshape our ports — for the better or the worse

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s proposed Clean Air Action Plan is transformative and will reshape the Southern California waterfront — the question is, will the waterfront be reshaped for the better or the worse? No one will be immune from the CAAP’s recommended program — not longshoremen and truckers working on and […]

Ports O’Call shopkeepers facing imminent evictions ahead of big redevelopment

But they aren’t leaving without a fight Over a dozen shopkeepers at San Pedro’s kitschy Ports O’Call are gearing up to sue the Port of Los Angeles over their imminent eviction to make way for the eventual redevelopment of the property...Show More Summary

Port of L.A. security under scrutiny after man climbs on crane, falls to his death

The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it is reviewing its security protocols after a man driving a stolen SUV— who evaded police at least twice — breached a security gate into the West Basin Shipping Terminal, climbed a gantry crane, and eventually fell or jumped to his death Wednesday night. The man was identified Thursday, […]

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide — and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles’ largest cargo terminal — has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $200 million to $300 million, the company said this week. The unprecedented attack forced workers...

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