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.

Worker killed at Panamanian port when container falls onto truck

Fatality at Port of Balboa, Panama

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Worker Lázaro Rivera was killed Saturday when a shipping container fell on a truck at the Port of Balboa in Panama. Our condolences go out to Brother Rivera’s family, friends and colleagues.]

Fallece un trabajador en Panama Ports

Un accidente laboral se registró al mediodía de […]


Study findings beg question: Is the Marine Highway Program really necessary?

Container management Magazine examined the results of a study conducted in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and other transportation experts. Excerpts from their report follow:

The study finds that building coastal ships in foreign yards could save about 40% of the capital cost of the Ro-Ro ships and 60% for […]


Shipping industry consolidation set to continue, says CMA CGM executive

CMA CGM teamed up earlier this year with China Shipping Container Lines Co. and Middle East shipping major United Arab Shipping Co. to share vessels and port facilities on some of the world’s largest trade loops.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The high cost of buying giant new container ships, coupled with fierce competition […]