The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

European Offshore Wind a Boon to the Shipping Industry

Large offshore wind energy projects that are underway in Europe require special ships to service the turbines. Click on the photo to read the New York Times article.

With ocean-going trade slackening amid the global recession, shipping companies and shipyard operators in Europe are finding the offshore wind industry to be a welcome ally […]


Longshore job action not likely, says ILWU Canada boss

The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada does not foresee imminent job action despite the fact that the union’s contract expires at the end of the month. Tom Dufresne president of ILWU-Canada said the public should not be concerned now that Ottawa has appointed mediators Ted Hughes and John Rooney to help […]


Eastern Oregon wheat growers need rain, higher prices

The John Day lock and dam is part of the Columbia River system that brings wheat to the Port of Portland for export.

The executive director of the Oregon Wheat Growers League said growers are watching their rain gauges and paying close attention to weather forecasts. Wheat prices stink, a Boardman wheat marketer said, […]


Astoria mayor opposes Port log export plan

Bill Hunsinger is the Astoria Port Commission President and a member of ILWU Local 50. Click on the photo to read the Daily Astorian article.

A lengthy presentation by Bill Hunsinger, president of the Port of Astoria Commission, to the Astoria City Council Monday, failed to convince Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen that a […]