Long Beach back on line

The Port of Long Beach resumed full cargo-handling operations on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Marie.

The US west coast port had suffered interruptions to the loading and unloading of four vessels a day earlier due to storm surges.

With swells down to 8 to 10 feet, from a peak of 15 feet or more on Wednesday, Total Terminals International on Pier T went back to work on two Mediterranean Shipping Co. container ships.

Long Beach said Crescent Terminal on Pier F also resumed the unloading of Mercedes-Benz automobiles and wind towers from two unnamed vessels.

“All other terminals at the port remained open for vessel operations during the storm surge, and trucking operations at all terminals were unaffected,” it said.

“The port’s maintenance and engineering teams were working to clear rocks and debris washed onto roadways and terminals.”