Horizon Lines issued the following statement opposing any changes to the 1920 Jones Act that imposes restrictions on shipping between U.S. Ports.
Horizon Lines is, and always has been, a very staunch supporter of the Jones Act and all of its requirements. The Jones Act stipulates that cargo shipped between two U.S. ports must be [...]
From the Newport News Times:
The Teevin Bros. log-exporting yard on the Columbia River is shown in this aerial view. The Port of Newport is negotiating with Teevin Bros. to operate a log exporting facility at the International Terminal on the north side of Yaquina Bay. Eric Oien, Teevin’s general manager, said the project [...]
Union Pacific said it is working with Mexican railroad Ferromex on possibly moving coal through the Port of Guaymas, about 240 miles from the US border.
As domestic US coal volumes continue to shrink, Union Pacific executives said they are closely watching terminal developments in Longview, Washington, and even exploring the potential of exporting coal [...]
KC Southern's map of its cross-border shipping routes
From the Journal of Commerce:
Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway are expanding their intermodal rail service linking Mexico and the U.S. by offering a dedicated 53-foot container service, providing shippers with more flexibility and efficiency for inland distribution.
The TMX service connects KCS’s [...]
Candidates for Morrow County commissioner, state Senate District 29 and county surveyor met with community members Thursday evening at the Port of Morrow to talk jobs, natural resources, coal and budget issues facing the region.
Candidates faced questions submitted by community members prior to the forum, including their position on the Morrow Pacific project. The [...]
Management at rail giant CN, the only railway serving the Port of Halifax, isn’t willing to talk publicly about the possibility of also providing rail support for the proposed Maher Melford Terminal on the Strait of Canso — not yet anyway.
CN is already working closely with the eventual operator of the Maher Melford Terminal, [...]
From Bloomberg news:
‘Shipping lines have been victorious in raising rates this year because they have exercised discipline,’ said Jee Heon Seok, an analyst at NH Investment & Securities Co. in Seoul. ‘They’re reaping the benefits of working together and that could mean annual profits.’
Container lines may have learnt their lesson after losing [...]
The site of a former massive aluminum smelter could become a bulk goods terminal if the Port of Tacoma is successful with a new plan to attract iron ore and potash exports to the port.
Port Chief Executive Officer John Wolfe told The News Tribune editorial board Tuesday that the 96-acre site at the northeast [...]
After a 19-month standoff, stevedores Patrick has come to an agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia over waterfront workers’ pay and conditions until 2015.
They reached the deal after a series of stop-start strikes on the waterfront, beginning in late 2010.
The resolution came only after the intervention of Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten, [...]
Containerized imports at the Port of Seattle increased 5 percent in March over the same month last year. Exports were up even more, increasing 8.3 percent over March 2011.
U.S. imports from Asia were generally down in February due to the closure of factories for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. The solid rebound in [...]
Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol broke ground Friday on a truck weight scales facility on eastbound Interstate 80 in Cordelia.
The new $100 million facility’s greater capacity and better technology will replace the one built in 1958.
The current facility served as an inspection point for trucks leaving the Port of Oakland, where 99 [...]
From a recent article in the Times-Picayune:
Port officials want to build a container terminal on the Mississippi River to take advantage of anticipated traffic from the increased capacity of the Panama Canal in 2014, that will allow larger ships to traverse the canal than is currently the case.
Port officials envision moving container cargo [...]
Evergreen Line said it will charter 10 ships with capacities of 13,800 20-foot equivalent units.
Like other carriers, Evergreen has been stepping up its use of alliances to broaden coverage, increase sailing frequency and cut costs. Having similar-sized ships in joint services simplifies operations. Evergreen said that when the new ships are delivered, it will [...]
The Costa Rican President, Laura Chinchilla, should give up the fiscal reform now under consideration at the Legislative Assembly, said the general secretary of the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP), Albino Vargas.
For the leader of the National Association of Public and Private Employees, this would be the most correct attitude after [...]