The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Union has bargained in good faith with profitable multinational grain corporations

PORTLAND, OR (November 19, 2012) – After nearly three months of negotiations,the multinational grain corporations operating in the Columbia River and Puget Sound have given local workers a final offer that demands deep concessions from workers, even though the companies have been successful under the current agreement and impasse has not been reached in negotiations. […]


Maritime Union holds 4th Triennial Conference 6–9 November 2012

The Maritime Union held its 4th Triennial Conference in Wellington from Tuesday 6 November to Friday 9 November.

Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the Conference concludes a three year period of intense activity for the Union.

He says that the Ports of Auckland dispute had been on the agenda, along […]


ICTSI takes control of Hijo Port

International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Wednesday wholly-owned subsidiary Abbotsford Holdings Inc. acquired subscription rights to 40 million common shares in Hijo International Port Services Inc., a joint venture company with Hijo Resources Corp.

Hijo International Port owns the Hijo International Port, a private commercial port in Barangay Madaum, Tagum, Davao del Norte in the […]