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ITF dispute negotiated

A dispute between the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Ports of Auckland which flared late last year appears to have now been resolved.

In a letter to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), which was reported on the Maritime Union of Australia’s Website in November, ITF maritime co-ordinator Steve Cotton had called for the port […]


Argentine grains port strike affects top exporters

The strike in the area north of Rosario paralyzed export facilities operated by Cargill, Bunge, Molinos Rio de la Plata, Vicentin and ACA, trade union and company sources said.

“There’s no one inside because there’s a protest on the access road and they’re not letting anyone in,” said a source at Bunge’s Terminal 6 port […]


Sea change ahead?

Some business leaders worry Panama Canal expansion could threaten jobs in Valley, region

A number of projects are under way to further improve operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, including terminal upgrades, modernizing of infrastructure and deepening of the port channel, which should be completed in two years.

Peter Peyton, president […]


Japdeva alista propuesta de modernización portuaria

The recently reelected board of SINTRAJAP wants to ensure that modernization of the Caribbean ports of Limón and Moín protect workers and the community from exploitation.

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Japdeva, the agency that administers the Caribbean ports of Limón and Moín, Costa Rica, is preparing a modernization proposal to discuss with the […]