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NZ Unions To Rally In Support Of Mexican Workers’ Rights

NZ union representatives will rally tomorrow outside the Mexican Embassy in Wellington in support of Mexican workers’ rights as part of an international week of solidarity actions.

The participating unions will be the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU), Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ), Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU), National Distribution Union (NDU), […]


ICTSI Takes Over as Port of Portland Marine Terminal 6 Operator

Port of Portland's Terminal 6

The Port of Portland has owned and operated the container facility since the gates first opened in 1974, but as of Feb. 12, the new landlord-tenant relationship officially began. The landlord business model became more common in the past 10 years with the Port being the last major West […]


Import forecast for twin ports promises boom

Photo by the Port of Los Angeles

Imports are expected to grow 10.5 percent this year through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which is less than the 17 percent gain of 2010 but still nearly double the growth forecast for most competing seaports.

The continued rise in imports, which account for […]