LA-LB port congestion finally easing

The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex handled more than 38 percent of US containerized imports in 2018, according to PIERS, a JOC.com sister product within IHS Markit. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex handled more than 38 percent of US containerized imports in 2018, according to PIERS, a JOC.com sister product within IHS Markit. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach this week are just beginning to dig themselves out from record container dwell times, a doubling of rail dwell times, and near-record truck turn times as a decline in containerized imports during the Lunar New Year lull kicks in. Port sources anticipate full recovery by mid-March.