From Marine Log:
A port labor dispute between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association Labor Negotiations is now the subject of negotiations under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
Should those talks fail, a strike could hit 14 ports along the U.S. east and Gulf coasts. Today, [...]
Two electric battery-powered heavy-duty trucks that will help cut pollution at busy Los Angeles County ports were unveiled recently at PortTechEXPO 2012, a symposium for green transportation technologies.
These large Class 8 trucks are port drayage trucks that haul cargo containers to and from seaports. They transport containers relatively short distances, usually between ports [...]
CHS Inc. plans to build a $1.2 billion fertilizer plant near Jamestown, N.D., in what would be the agricultural cooperative’s biggest single investment ever.
Inver Grove Heights-based CHS picked the state partly because of its abundant supply of natural gas, which is used to produce ammonia. North Dakota hasn’t offered any financial incentives, at least [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation said his meeting with U.S. dockworker union leaders produced mutual pledges of support for union job security, retraining, jurisdiction and improved working conditions in exchange for automation.
ITF President Paddy Crumlin met last week in Washington with Harold Daggett, president of the [...]
Beginning Monday, the country’s ports have been at a standstill due to a strike by bar pilots. Early Monday, operations had stopped in all at ports of mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores. The protests are expected to last for five weeks.
Port stevedores are also to walk out [...]