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High-Ranking LB Port Employee Leaving To Start Law Firm

In a move that could shake up hierarchy at the Port of Long Beach, managing director of trade relations and port operations Alex Cherin will leave his position to launch his own private law firm. Cherin’s position is one of the highest-ranking at the Port. Cherin played an instrumental role in several key assignments at […]


Port of Olympia posts record year

Grading logs before shipment at the Port of Olympia

U.S. West Coast ports experienced an average decline of 19 percent for longshoremen hours, but the Port of Olympia increased its hours by 109 percent compared to 2008, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. The main reason for the marine terminal’s dramatic increase in revenue […]


WTSA lines to raise U.S.-Asia rates

Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) are recommending a further general rate increase on ocean cargo moving from the U.S. to Asia. Effective April 1, 2010, WTSA carriers say they intend to raise dry cargo rates by US$300 per 40-foot container (FEU) and US$240 per 20-foot container (TEU), as well as […]


Styrk to Head Seattle Seaport Division

Linda Styrk was named managing director of the seaport division at the Port of Seattle. She has been with the port since 2005, most recently as director of seaport marketing. Styrk served previously as president of the office and warehouse operations at Universal Freight Forwarders. She also worked for 12 years at APL. Styrk replaces […]