Freight, train and truck এবং and dock workers র record amounts of broken cargo that have moved from abroad to all America since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, require those involved in international trade to adapt to climate change and the proposed $ 1 trillion federal infrastructure bill Monday morning, September 13. Long Beach Intermodal Expo made headlines on the first day of the talk.
Transport leaders, advocates and elected officials gathered with dozens of others at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center for the opening ceremony of the three-day expo, where they discussed the importance of industry in the national economy.
Long Beach, behind the port of Long Angeles, is home to the second busiest port in the United States. Combined, the San Pedro Bay Port Complex creates about 3 million jobs in the United States, including more than 900,000 in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, according to the Port of Los Angeles. The twin ports also account for 311% of the country’s trade market.
According to Port of Long Beach, they earn 5 5 billion a year from U.S. customs revenue.
And the intermodal industry is a major part of it – ensuring that all products that come from abroad arrive at their destination.
In the United States, the intermodal industry includes five Class 1 railroads, 46 shipping lines, more than 7,000 trucking companies, and more than 10,000 third-party logistics companies.
The annual expo brings together members from every corner of the freight supply chain for a three-day exhibition, open dialogue and interesting discussions about the industry.
Noel Hasegaba, Deputy Executive Director of Long Beach Port, opened the event by discussing the historical year of the industry in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
“Every segment of the intermodal supply chain has grown step by step, wearing masks and working to keep cargo moving in our economy,” Hesegaba said. “Some industries benefit local, state and national economies as a combined freight transportation network.”
And it was clear at Long Beach, Hesegaba said, that the port was repeatedly breaking monthly cargo records.
Dockworkers and terminals, for example, equivalent to more than 20,000,000,000-foot units অথবা or TEU, the industry’s standard cargo measure-increased by 11% in August compared to the same month a year earlier. It was the best August of all time in the port.
Long Beach is likely to get about 500,000 TEUs for the fiscal year with 10 million bucks, which will end in this city this month. Earlier this year, the port of Los Angeles, which will release its August data later this week, became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to transfer 10 million TUs over a 12-month period.
Together, Hasegaba said, the twin ports will process 20 million containers this year – far more than ever before.
“It’s a 17% increase,” he said, “breaking last year’s record.”
Representative Alan Loventhal, D-Long Beach, who stressed the importance of tackling climate change in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and provided an update on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.
The $ 1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring billions of new spending on roads, bridges, waterworks, broadband and other projects to virtually every corner of the nation.
“This is an exciting time for goods transportation as we prepare for the future for long-term investments in our nation’s infrastructure,” Loventhal said. “It has become a national priority.
“And freight,” he added, “is a major part of this investment.”
Ports, for their part, have long focused on climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. In order to entice shippers, the two ports – which are competitors – have joined the Clean Air Action Plan since 2006 and are trying to zero emissions of the entire truck fleet by 2055. Greenhouse gas emissions are 40% from 1990 levels and 80% by 2050.
Port of Long Beach, according to its website, reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1 %% from 2005 to 2001. According to its website, LA Port reduced GHG by 15% at that time.
Still, more work is needed, officials at both ports say repeatedly.
“If we are to succeed in the next generation, we need to build a sustainable system,” Loventhal said.