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Tacoma port cargoes best since 2005

It’s taken nine years, but the Port of Tacoma’s terminals handled more than 225,000 container units last month for the first time since September 2005.

New figures from the port show container cargo numbers measured in 20-foot equivalent units or TEUs, climbed nearly 20 percent over the same month last year. Imports grew by 13 […]


Use of non-union dockworkers in Costa Rica draws in ITF

A dockworker strike in Limon, Costa Rica, on Oct. 26, 2014, was disrupted by more than 100 Costa Rican law enforcement officials protecting the monopolistic concession to APM Terminals. Photo by Juventud Frente Amplio.

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

The International Transport Workers’ Federation condemned actions taken against striking Costa Rican dockworkers Tuesday, […]