The Port of Los Angeles reported another increase in cargo shipments in April, marking the 15th consecutive month of growth at the nation’s busiest port.
The port handled 617,272 cargo containers last month, a 3.7 percent percent boost from April 2010, officials said. Exports increased 5.7 percent from a year earlier and imports were up [...]
The Daily Astorian highlighted the candidates in the May 17 port commission race involving longshoreman Bill Hunsinger, the only incumbent who’s being challenged:
“The Port needs to grow and make money,” Hunsinger said. “This Port was an authority Port in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and that can come back.” The trick, as he sees [...]
The United States could vault back into the top rank of coal exporters for good this year thanks to Asia’s fuel demand — just as surging gas output and tougher environmental laws threaten mainstay domestic sales.
Analysts say total U.S. coal exports could amount to around 100 million tons (91 million tons) this year, leaving [...]
The Economic Daily News reports that Evergreen plans to build 10 9,000-9,200 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) container ships, instead of 8,000 TEUs as originally planned, while Yang Ming is in talk with shipbuilder for building 13,000 TEUs container ships.
The plans are in compliance with the growing prevalence of large-scale ships in the global shipping [...]