[English summary: Costa Rican union leaders join elected members of parliament to denounce the crooked way in which the government helped overthrow elected longshore union leaders in January in order to force privatization of the ports of Limón and Moín. Last week the rightfully elected leaders were reinstated by Costa Rica's high court, [...]
The port will give Skyline a $35,000 monthly break in lease payments if Skyline generates more ship calls. Skyline is a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, the largest steel manufacturer in the world.
The 35-acre site, once a part of the Long-Bell Lumber Co., has been a thorn in the port’s side over the past two [...]
CMA CGM, CSCL, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine have banded together to launch a new ACSA 2 direct service between Asia, Mexico and the West Coast of South America. This new joint service is expected to appeal to customers as it provides direct connections to Guayaquil (Ecuador), Iquique and Valparaiso (Chile) and enlarges port [...]
Contract negotiations have stalled between the union representing 900 office and clerical workers and a group of 14 shippers and terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, officials said Friday.
Union officials fear local jobs could be outsourced to other countries. “We have discovered many instances where the employers were hiring [...]
The return to profit and the increasing volumes reported by AP Møller-Maersk of Denmark and DP World of Dubai, the two biggest names in the world of container shipping, therefore may signal a recovery in the world economy.
Maersk reported increased volumes of 13% compared to last year. Trans-Pacific routes between Asia and North America [...]
An important contribution to Israel Corp.’s second quarter net profit came from Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., which posted a net profit of $3 million, compared with a net loss of $186 million for the corresponding quarter. Zim reported its first operating profit – $46 million for the second quarter compared with an operating loss [...]
Reuters reported that China COSCO Holdings flagship of the country premier shipping firm returned to the black in the second quarter as the global shipping market rebounded from record losses in 2009.
China COSCO which operates the world’s largest bulk cargo fleet and is the No 7 container shipping firm globally reported a profit of [...]
The Environmental Protection Agency [last week declared] California’s coastline, bays and estuaries as a no-dumping zone for large commercial cruise and cargo ships.
Discharging raw sewage has been prohibited under international law for years. Most large vessels now have onboard treatment systems, but today’s rule will prohibit dumping even that treated wastewater.
A spokesman with [...]
A new study of the Port of Vancouver’s signature project — a planned 27-mile expansion of rail tracks to speed cargo and handle more of it — says the port will have to borrow as much as $75 million to cover a shortfall and should adopt plans to avoid cost overruns.
The West Vancouver Freight [...]
China Cosco Holdings Co., Asia’s largest shipping company by market value, said lines needs to stay “level-headed” to prevent a capacity glut from overwhelming a rebound in cargo demand.
China Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines Co. both said today they won’t order any new vessels this year as shipyards works through box-ship backlogs with [...]
The Constitutional Branch of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) threw a curveball at the Limón revitalization project this week, when it called for the reinstallation of the former leadership of the Atlantic Port Authority’s union (Sintrajap).
Since the former leadership of Sintrajap was ousted in January by the union’s general assembly – a move deemed [...]
South America’s answer to the Panama Canal — an ambitious, 2,600-mile railroad and highway link connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via Chile, Brazil and Bolivia — may open as early as November, officials said.
Already the booming economies of South America have prompted the cash-strapped European Union to soften its resistance to closer trade [...]
Jacksonville Port Authority Chief Commercial Officer Roy Schleicher said he hopes Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. and the longshoremen’s union will reach a finalized agreement by the end of next month.
Schleicher said Hanjin executives told him earlier this week that they are “100 percent” interested in moving forward their planned $208 million terminal at Dames [...]
[English summary: Former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias' brother, Rodrigo, who has placed ambitious political hopes on his role in the privatization of the ports of Limón and Moín, remains silent after Wednesday's high court decision that restores the legitimate union leaders to their posts. A sham election, closely tied to the Arias brothers, was [...]
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ILWU President calls high court’s order ‘an important step forward in the never-ending battle to protect workers’ rights
Ronaldo Blear, General Secretary of SINTRAJAP
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 26, 2010) — Costa Rican longshore workers are celebrating yesterday’s ruling in their country’s Constitutional Court [...]