Latest Port operation News

Supply chain problems hit charities' holiday gifts for kids

Nov. 30, 2021 09:51 AM EST

With less than four weeks to go until Christmas, Kristyn Begari has been rushing to find enough doll styling heads to give to kids in need. But, the purchasing coordinator for the California-based nonprofit Family Giving Tree says it's been difficult to find them, or...

New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

Nov. 29, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called the new coronavirus variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic" Monday and said he was not considering any widespread U.S. lockdown. He urged Americans anew to get fully vaccinated, including booster shots, and return to...

NJ closer to withdrawing from port watchdog commission

Nov. 23, 2021 18:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The state of New Jersey has moved closer to withdrawing from a bi-state commission formed to monitor corruption at the New York region’s ports. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the Waterfront Commission of New York...

USS Cheyenne arrives for work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Nov. 23, 2021 17:16 PM EST

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance work on Tuesday. The nuclear-powered submarine with more than 140 crew members will be undergoing routine work in coming months to extend the...

AP PHOTOS: Trucker school bustles amid US driver shortage

Nov. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, Tina Singh watched nearly a dozen students at a suburban Los Angeles truck-driving school backing up their practice big rigs into parking spaces. Many had never operated a manual transmission before. “It’s an exciting...

Biden plan to run LA port 24/7 to break backlog falls short

Nov. 16, 2021 19:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden announced a deal last month to establish around-the-clock operations at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest, to break an unprecedented container ship traffic jam blamed for driving up consumer prices. But that hasn't...

LA, Long Beach ports delay fines for backlogged cargo

Nov. 15, 2021 20:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will delay fining shipping companies that let cargo containers stack up at terminals. The reprieve comes because of early compliance by companies in clearing cargo since the penalties were approved last month,...

Settlement bans coal storage in California city by 2027

Nov. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A private port operator in the San Francisco Bay Area that stores coal from Utah before it's shipped to Asia has been given until 2027 to continue those operations under terms of a settlement. Officials in Richmond, where the port is located,...

Key reason for supply shortages: Americans keep spending

Nov. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Take a step back from the picked-over store shelves, the stalled container ships and the empty auto showrooms, and you’ll find a root cause of the shortages of just about everything. Even as the pandemic has dragged on, U.S. households flush with cash...

Port of Portland expects set record for shipping containers

Nov. 13, 2021 09:05 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s only container port is operating smoothly even as supply chain disruptions cause cargo ships to back up at other U.S. harbors. The Port of Portland is poised for a record-breaking year with at least 36,700 shipping containers expected...