The Pier C container shipping terminal operated by Matson Navigation Co. and SSA Terminals Inc. was announced as the fourth Port of Long Beach facility to be equipped with shore power — it is the second of six container terminals expected to use the technology.
Shore power allows ships to plug into electricity while docked. [...]
Products such as organic or genetically modified soybeans, which can’t travel in traditional hopper cars, are now being packed in containers that once sailed back empty to Asia after bringing retail goods to the U.S. That’s an opportunity for railroads to bring boxes of specialty grains to American ports.
Hauling containers laden with grain for [...]
A series of 24-hour strikes has been called by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) in protest against DP World’s refusal to grant a 5% pay increase and also improve working conditions.
One union representative has accused the company of “unacceptable safety practices”.
In contrast, the MUA has reached an in principle agreement with Australia’s [...]