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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.

PMA officials: Port congestion rooted in managerial mistakes

PMA OFFICIALS ADMIT TODAY THAT WEST COAST CONGESTION CRISIS HAS BEEN CAUSED BY MANAGERIAL MISTAKES AND NOT PRIMARILY DUE TO DOCKWORKERS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 12, 2015)– In contract negotiations Monday afternoon, officials from the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) told a federal mediator and longshore negotiators that West Coast ports have reached a […]

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New generation of giant ships leaves colossal wake

The Virginian- Pilot reports that, ‘just a decade ago, Gudrun Maersk, a container ship roughly as big as some of the largest now visiting Hampton Roads routinely, enjoyed biggest-container-ship-in-the-world status. The trophy has changed hands four times and rests with the MSC Oscar.’

More than 50 ships able to carry at least 10,000 units […]

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Study: Arctic promising for bulk shipping

Excerpts from Albert Buixadé Farré, lead author of a study published in the Polar Geography journal:

Cut the distance from Yokohama to Europe almost in half! With Arctic ice melting, a trip from Yokohama to Hamburg will be 40 percent shorter! That’s the pitch to persuade us that melting ice will unlock the maritime potential […]

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