Data from four air-quality monitoring stations in and around the Port of Los Angeles show concentrations of elemental carbon, a pollutant targeted in the port’s clean-air efforts, declined for the fourth straight year in 2010.
Elemental carbon, an air contaminant, is an indicator of diesel particulate matter, which is the soot produced by the combustion [...]
Shipments through the Panama Canal are on pace to climb to a record this year, surpassing levels set before the global economic slump, canal Chief Executive Officer Alberto Aleman said.
Traffic volume increased about 20 million metric tons from October through March from the same period a year earlier, a 13 percent gain, Aleman said. [...]
On Tuesday, [Canadian Federal Labour Minister Lisa] Raitt was in Vancouver to sign the eight-year ports agreement recently reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) and the B.C. Maritime Employers Association.
At a downtown signing ceremony, Raitt lauded the agreement as a win-win deal for both workers — who get improved wages [...]