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Maersk Supply ships Q3 2013 profits soar

Maersk Supply, a subsidiary of the A. P. Moller-Maersk group, came out of the third quarter of 2013 with a profit of US$76-million, against a profit of US$ 48-million in the same quarter in 2012. Revenue rose from US$ 226-million in the period of 2012 to US$ 240 million.

The profit for the third quarter […]


Long Beach ousts Harbor Board President Thomas Fields

The Long Beach City Council has removed Harbor Commission President Thomas Fields from his position after allegations of excessive travel expenses.

The City Council voted 6-3 to confirm the removal of Fields, who had been under fire over a number of accusations, the most compelling of which was the cost of his international travel.

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ICTSI seeks tax perks for expansion of Manila Int’l Container Terminal

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is seeking tax perks from for the expansion of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).

In the first nine months, ICTSI’s net income amounted to $128.8 million, up 22 percent from last year’s $105.8 million. Gross revenues in the first nine months reached $624.7 million, 17 percent higher than […]


Investigation launched into crew member’s death at Port Of Oakland

Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the death of a worker at the Port of Oakland on Monday afternoon.

The worker was operating a crane when he fell and died at the scene, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Mark Leahey said. The victim was a crew member who served as the […]


Proposed P3 shipping alliance fires up debates among industry groups

This Journal of Commerce graphic shows the massive scope of the proposed P3 Alliance.

Last week, shipowners in China have voiced anticompetition concerns in the wake of the proposed alliance, to be known as P3. China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) has voiced concerns to the government over the P3 alliance, saying that its massive scale […]