Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles “Clean Air Action Plan” Nears Adoption

Prior to the November 2nd meeting to consider adoption of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles “Clean Air Action Plan 2017” the ports have re-iterated their faith in zero emissions technologies to reduce emissions from cargo-handling equipment and trucks.

Oct 25, 2017View Full Blog

Propeller Club and Navy League urge support for Jones Act: U.S. ports support will be critical

The International Propeller Club of the United States, in an October 11th email, urged its members to support the Navy League of the United States’ grass roots campaign asking Congress to support the Jones Act and opposing new proposals to undermine the Act

Oct 18, 2017 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

PMSA Criticizes LA/LB Clean Air Action Plan

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) criticized a new proposed “Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP)” by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stating it proposes costly initiatives that will further erode the competitiveness of the two ports.

Sep 22, 2017View Full Blog

Port of Oakland On Track For 2% Growth In 2017

In an interview, Zampa said more 14,000 teu vessels are coming to Oakland with the result that there are less vessel calls but more productivity as the Port handles more containers.

Aug 25, 2017 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Port of LA’s Seroka Projects a 9% Increase in 2017

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka told AJOT he expects a record number of containers to be handled by the Port in 2017: “We expect 2017 to be a strong year and we are looking at a 9% increase over Calendar Year 2016.”

Aug 09, 2017View Full Blog

LA Port’s Seroka Says Proposed Container Staging Facility Will Boost Productivity

The Harbor Performance Enhancement Center (HPEC), a public private partnership between the Port of Los Angeles and a consortium organized by Los Angeles financier Jonathan Rosenthal, plans a container staging terminal facility. This will increase productivity at the Port by 10% or more.

Aug 09, 2017View Full Blog

Republicans Seek recall of Democratic State Senator who voted California gas tax

Gas tax was proposed for rebuilding freeways & roads – San Pedro Ports could be impacted

Jun 30, 2017View Full Blog

Teamsters continue pickets at LA/Long Beach

Truck drivers continued picketing container terminals at the Ports of LA /Long Beach Wednesday slowing truck traffic at some terminals.

Jun 22, 2017View Full Blog

Global maritime shipping industry needs better data sharing

A new study, “Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That’s Driving Maritime Operational Transformation,” says that importers, exporters, container carriers, terminal operators, vessel owners and other stakeholders suffer from poor visibility and predictability around shipments and are losing money due to a lack of partner synchronization and insufficient data insight.

Jun 20, 2017View Full Blog

Agriculture exporters worry ocean carrier consolidation undermines service

A panel of agricultural exporters speaking at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC) Annual Meeting in California on June 7th are worried that new ocean carrier alliances may be hurting service and costing shipper’s money.

Jun 08, 2017View Full Blog