A three-woman, three-man jury failed to reach [...]
Pres. McEllrath is the latest in a long line of workers prosecuted by Cowlitz County for labor demonstrations last summer; Local small business owner says County law enforcement should close chapter and focus legal resources on more serious crimes
LONGVIEW, WA (June 30, 2012) — After two days of trial for a simple misdemeanor, [...]
The Journal of Commerce reported Friday:
Negotiators for the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance have completed two days of negotiations that yielded what an ILA spokesman said was “substantial progress.”
ILA and USMX officials agreed to resume negotiations July 18 in Delray Beach, Fla. Union spokesman James McNamara said the ILA hopes [...]
Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega’s latest proposal is to build a canal that would be similar to Panama’s at an estimated cost of $30bn – about four times as much as Nicaragua’s gross domestic product. The project is awaiting appraisal by the nation’s legislature.
Costa Rican officials have described the project as “pharaonic”. There are no [...]
Faced with losing its monopoly on western wheat and barley sales Aug. 1, the Canadian Wheat Board has signed agreements with six companies, including Canada’s largest grainhandler, to handle grain from farmers who want to pool their grain with the CWB.
“Farmers now have delivery points all across Western Canada to market their grain with [...]
After three straight months of losses, container traffic began to rebound at the Port of Oakland last month, growing nearly five percent compared with the same month in 2011.
Oakland moved a grand total of 203,446 TEUs in May 2012, a jump of 4.9 percent over the previous May. Numbers were up in three of [...]
From ABC Australia:
Workers who did not take part in industrial action labelled as ‘scabs’
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the Maritime Union of Australia over the distribution of abusive posters.
The posters labelled workers who did not take part in industrial action as scabs, and were distributed at the Fremantle [...]
The Port of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were honored Thursday night for their efforts in implementing the Clean Trucks Program.
The nonprofit Coalition for Clean Air presented them with the California Air Quality Award for “clean air stewardship,” port officials said.
The $1.6 billion Clean Trucks Program required all big rigs entering the [...]
From the Emergency Management blog:
REAL ID and The Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) are two examples of how the Federal government is trying to develop standards for identification cards.
The “troubled” TWIC card program, like REAL ID, has been delayed time and again. Now the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is providing a modification [...]
Port of Longview commissioners agreed Friday to buy a small sliver of shoreline property at Barlow Point west of Longview, unlocking the big development potential of 275 acres of industrial property on the Columbia River.
The land, which the port bought from neighboring Millennium Bulk Terminals, is a thin finger running west from the edge [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Most shippers expect to decide by midsummer whether to divert cargo from the East and Gulf coasts to avoid possible longshore labor problems this fall, according to a Journal of Commerce poll.
The poll sought to gauge shippers’ contingency plans for the Sept. 30 expiration of the International Longshoremen’s Association [...]
Officials from APM Terminals – the concessionaire of Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal – are looking to dispel any doubts over the way the company won its concession in Peru, officials from the Dutch port operator told BNamericas.
A group of legislators, led by Peru’s congressional VP, Manuel Merino, called for the cancellation of the [...]
After a three-hour hearing Friday in Portland, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon declined to resolve an inter-union dispute over the equivalent of two jobs that has crippled the Port of Portland’s only container terminal for three weeks.
Simon appointed former Oregon Governor and Oregon Supreme Court Justice Ted Kulongoski as special master for settlement [...]
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