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.

Port of Hueneme Port Director Appointed to National Advisory Council

Kristin Decas, Port of Hueneme CEO and Port Director

May 30, 2013, Port of Hueneme CEO and Port Director Kristin Decas received a prominent appointment by the US Transportation Department Secretary Ray LaHood to serve on the National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) for two years. The NFAC is comprised of 47 voting members from outside […]


Chinese official floats possibility of joining TPP

The Asahi Shimbun reports: Some observers said Beijing has decided to ease its opposition to the TPP ahead of the June 7-8 summit between President Xi Jinping, above, and U.S. President Barack Obama. China, however, would have a very difficult time obtaining approval to join the negotiations from all 12 parties to the TPP […]


Ports of Auckland wins back Maersk service

The Port of Tauranga’s share price fell after Ports of Auckland announced that shipping line Maersk would resume its Southern Star service to Auckland, starting from July.

The Southern Star service moved from Auckland to Tauranga at the height of the port’s bitter dispute with the Maritime Union in December, 2011.

In 2011, Maersk said […]