The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

APM to run biggest Nordic container terminal

Port operator APM Terminals has agreed to take over the Nordic region’s biggest container terminal, in western Sweden, and to invest 800 million crowns ($120 million) in it over five years, the Port of Gothenburg said.

It said in a statement that APM Terminals, which is owned by Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk […]


Maersk calls ports to the table

Describing 2009 as “a year we would rather forget”, Lars Oestergaard Nielsen, managing director UAE, Qatar, Oman & Iran, Maersk Line has called on the ports industry to help it level out peaks and troughs.

“2009 for Maersk Line was the worst year we have ever had and 2010 was the best – that is […]


ILA Moves Headquarters to New Jersey

The International Longshoremen’s Association relocated its headquarters to North Bergen, N.J., from the union’s longtime home in lower Manhattan.

The union’s offices now are in the headquarters of Local 1804-1, home local of new ILA President Harold Daggett. The ILA’s Atlantic Coast District, covering ports from Maine to Virginia, made an identical move in 2009.