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ITF calls for global support of Costa Rican dock workers

Dockers protest at the Port of Limon.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has redoubled its protests to the Costa Rican government over the apparent, attempted deliberate destruction of a legitimate port workers’ union and brought this to the attention of its trade union members.The ITF has contacted its 741 affiliated unions with the following […]


Federal Maritime Commission allows container lines to coordinate green actions

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, after a 45-day review, has allowed container lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) to discuss and coordinate strategies that will reduce air and water pollution, as well as vessel fuel consumption. The CEO of Hanjin Shipping Co. said it will be important for carriers, ports, terminals, regulatory agencies and […]


Horizon Lines Renews Terminal Agreement, Plans Asia Liner Service

Horizon Lines, Inc., a U.S. domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics firm, said that it has reached a binding Memorandum of Understanding with APM Terminals North America for a new six-year U.S. terminal services agreement. The MOU applies to stevedoring and terminal services provided to Horizon Lines by APMT in Jacksonville, Florida; Houston, Texas; Los […]