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PMA and ILWU Sue ICTSI in Federal Court for Violating Agreement in Portland

West Coast Port Employer Group PMA and Longshore Union Seek Temporary and Permanent Injunction against Philippines-based ICTSI and Enforcement of the West Coast Collective Bargaining Agreement to get Cargo Moving at Port of Portland’s Terminal 6

PORTLAND, OR (June 14, 2012) — On Wednesday, June 13, the employer group and union that load and unload […]


BC ports handle minimal U.S.-bound cargo

Port of Prince Rupert

A commissioner with a U.S. agency probing whether Canadian ports on the West Coast are luring lucrative cargo business away from their American counterparts says the problem may be minimal.

The Canadian government and other officials have told the Federal Maritime Commission that over a period of 10 years, only 2.5 […]


Neptune Orient Gains as U.S. Ship Rate Jumps: Singapore Mover

Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NOL), Southeast Asia’s biggest container shipping company, gained the most in almost a week after the spot rate for hauling cargo to the U.S. west coast jumped to the highest in two years.

Neptune Orient rose 2.9 percent to close at S$1.08 in Singapore. China Shipping Container Lines Co. (2866), the […]


ZIM to call The Port of Tacoma beginning July 1st

Zim news release:

ZIM would like to inform that as of July 1st 2012, our Pacific North Express (PNX) and North West Express (NWX) services will commence calling the Port of Tacoma’s Washington United Terminal. The services will cease calling the Port of Seattle.

This change will be implemented as follows:

The PNX will arrive […]