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Canada waterfront talks: ITF comment

ITF president and dockers’ section chair Paddy Crumlin commented on the lack of progress in contract talks between the British Columbia Maritime Employers’ Association and the ITF-affiliated ILWU Canada.

Paddy Crumlin said: “We’re concerned to hear from ILWU Canada that despite its best efforts there has been no progress in negotiations with the BCMEA on […]


Longshore workers stand up for union rights in Wisconsin

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A delegation of Southern California longshore workers traveled to Wisconsin to stand up for union rights. In the video above, ILWU Local 13 Vice President Bobby Olvera, Jr. speaks to a cheering crowd inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building. The governor of Wisconsin […]


U.S. shipping proposal a concern in White Rock, BC

Cherry Point, WA

A proposal to build a port terminal south of the U.S. border in nearby Cherry Point – which could be used to ship coal exports – has not yet received a looked-for resolution of support from Blaine council.

Blaine council members concerned about the impact on air and water quality asked […]


APM Terminals Boosts Profit 60 Percent in 2010

APM Terminals boosted earnings 60 percent in 2010 from the previous year as profit from the disposal of a stake in China’s Yantian terminal outweighed the loss of global market share.

The company expanded and upgraded several terminals in 2010 to keep pace with demand, most notably the Suez Canal Container Terminal in Port Said, […]