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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...

Juvenile gray whale has left Newport Beach Harbor, spotted in the Port of Los Angeles

NEWPORT BEACH  — A juvenile gray whale last seen in the shallow waters of Newport Harbor’s Back Bay has left the harbor and was spotted leaving the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 16. “The whale was seen near Cabrillo Beach late Wednesday,” said Justin Viezbicke, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and […]

Car Thief Climbs Crane, Strips Naked at Port of Los Angeles in WILD Police Chase Caught on Camera

This is crazy… A bizarre incident at the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday night as a high-speed police chase ended with the suspect entering the port where he climbed a giant ship-to-shore crane and stripping naked before plunging to his death. Show More Summary

Man falls to his death from Los Angeles port crane after police standoff

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A man fell to his death on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles after he led police on a chase before he climbed a crane where he stripped, danced and did acrobatics during a hours-long standoff, local media reported. Police began chasing a SUV that was reported stolen near the Los Angeles suburb...

Naked crane climber tumbles seven stories to his death

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Car theft suspect scaled crane over Port of Los Angeles, some 160 feet, then shed clothes, started standoff

After wild pursuit, suspected car thief climbs atop port crane in standoff with police

A man suspected of stealing a vehicle drove recklessly through the Port of Los Angeles before climbing on top of a shipping crane. The surreal scene was captured on live television, with the man roaming the top of the massive crane while officers waited on the ground. The high-speed pursuit began...

Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system

Metro spokesman Dave Sotero says the machines use sensors to scan a person as they walk through, searching for firearms and explosive compounds. Metro is conducting the pilot program to evaluate the accuracy and capacity of the portable machines and determine if the scanners could become permanent fixtures in the county's transit.

CicLAvia takes over a 7-mile route in Harbor region

Cyclists will rule the road Sunday along a 7-mile stretch near the Port of Los Angeles for the 22nd CicLAvia — a recurring car-free festival. During the event, which started at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., thousands of people on bike, foot and skateboards are expected to trek through the city’s Harbor...

L.A. Metro Launches Bike Sharing at Port of Los Angeles with 13 Stations and 120 Bicycles

Visitors to the Port Of Los Angeles can now access numerous popular waterfront destinations by bicycle thanks to a newly launched bike sharing system provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port of Los Angeles.

The Port Of L.A. Gets Its Own Metro Bike Share Program

There are some cool museums by the Port of Los Angeles. [ more › ]

U.S. West Coast Dockworkers Ratify Contract Extension with Shippers

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, July 28 (Reuters) – Dockworkers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington are expected to ratify a three-year extension of their contract with shipping companies, union officials said on Friday, in a move likely to ensure labor peace on the West Coast waterfront until at least 2022. Show More Summary

Port of Los Angeles Expands Incentive Program to Reduce Ship Emissions

The Port of Los Angeles and other participating members of the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) incentive program have expanded their rewards programs for vessel operators willing to go above and beyond regulatory standards to cut harmful emissions from ships. Show More Summary

Port of Los Angeles Handles Record 9.2 Million TEU in FY 2017

The Port of Los Angeles handled a record 9.2 million Twenty-Foot Units (TEUs) in its 12-month fiscal year ending in June, the highest annual container throughput for any port anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. The Port of Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Port of LA Sets FY Cargo Volume Record

The Port of Los Angeles reports it has closed its 12-month fiscal year with total cargo volumes of 9.2 million twenty-foot units (TEUs), a new annual record for most container throughput for a Western Hemisphere port. Volumes increased 8.1 percent in June compared to the same period last year…

Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard sets sail from Port of Los Angeles to map the unknown

Last year, Robert Ballard's team began mapping underwater around the Channel Islands to seek clues to historic volcanoes, sea levels and submerged landmarks like caves and boulders while spotting unusual sea creatures.

Truckers who carry your favorite goods to market are being cheated to save you money

Juan Lara was headed back to the Port of Los Angeles two weeks ago from his daily pickup in the Mojave Desert when his truck erupted with engine trouble. He managed to bring the truck and its 50,000-pound load of borax limping into the port. There the 63-year-old driver says he faced a bill for...

CMA CGM Sells 90 Percent Stake in Port of Los Angeles Container Terminal

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

PARIS, July 3 (Reuters) – French container shipping firm CMA CGM said on Monday it had agreed to sell a 90 percent stake in a Los Angeles terminal to infrastructure funds for $817 million in cash. CMA CGM will retain a 10 percent interest...Show More Summary

Maersk's L.A. port terminal remains closed after global cyberattack

The largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles remained closed Thursday as Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk continued to grapple with effects of a cyberattack that rippled across numerous countries Tuesday. The terminal, leased by Maersk, has been closed since early Tuesday, and there...

Operations At L.A. Port's Largest Terminal Shut Down By Cyber Attack

Shipping giant Maersk, the largest operator at the Port of Los Angeles, was the target of the attack. [ more › ]

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