The Federal Maritime Commission’s proposal to create a container rate index for agricultural exports would violate the Ocean Shipping Reform Act’s confidentiality provisions and should be abandoned, the World Shipping Council said.
The council’s statement came in a strongly worded response to the commission’s request for comments on the index proposal.
FMC Chairman Richard Lidinsky [...]
Headquartered in Honolulu, Matson has a fleet of 17 Jones Act ships, and is the leading U.S. carrier of goods in the Pacific.
Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) has completed its previously announced plan to separate its land and transportation businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded companies.
From today, Jones Act shipping operator [...]
A Port of Los Angeles police officer was hospitalized Friday after inhaling fumes that apparently leaked from a cargo container in the harbor area, authorities said.
Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the officer was reported to be in fair to serious condition at the hospital.
About 30 firefighters, including [...]
Ningbo is a major gateway port in Eastern China and the Zhejiang Province. It is the 6th largest container port in the world with strong growth. Container throughput in Ningbo grew 17% annually from 2006 to 2010 and reached 14.5 million TEU in 2011.
Leaders from the Ningbo Port Group and APM Terminals were [...]
The attorney for ILWU President Robert McEllrath on Monday said the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s Office has not informed him whether his client will be put on trial again.
McEllrath was accused of standing on tracks with other members and supporters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to prevent a train from entering the EGT [...]
A lawsuit brought on by eight shippers accusing the top four U.S. railroads of colluding to set fuel surcharges gained class action status recently.
The lawsuit accuses BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation of conspiring to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices from mid-2003 until 2008. The shippers also allege [...]