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.

Aerial photos of ports show what the PMA doesn’t want the public to see

The following photographs show, as ILWU International President Bob McEllrath said in a recent news release, that there are acres of asphalt waiting for the containers that sit on dozens of ships waiting to be unloaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and sufficient space for thousands of containers on the docks. […]


Matson to drop fuel surcharge to 25%

Continuing declines in bunker fuel prices have prompted Matson to again lower its fuel surcharge, by 7 percentage points, for its Hawaii, Guam-Northern Marianas and Micronesia services.

The reductions will take effect on Feb. 15, Matson stated.

The reduction represents a savings in shipping costs ranging from $140 to $245 per container, said Dave Hoppes, […]


ICTSI expanding in Australia, Iraq

Two news items regarding Filipino terminal operator ICTSI this week:

Seaship news: ICTSI takes full ownership of Melbourne terminal

Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc has taken full ownership of a port terminal in Australia. ICTSI has recently acquired from Anglo Ports the missing 10% stake it did not own in Victoria International […]