Less than 1 percent of navigationally significant waters in the U.S. Arctic have been surveyed with modern technology, [...]
The Port of Oakland has come a long way from last summer, when harbor truckers disrupted the port through sporadic work stoppages protesting new clean-truck rules. But based on recent comments from truckers it still has plenty of work to do to improve turn times in the harbor.
Oakland, like Los Angeles-Long Beach, New York-New [...]
Two Seattle Port commissioners Friday toured Port of Tacoma facilities as guests of the Port of Tacoma Commission as the two traditionally rival ports begin efforts to attract new business to both Puget Sound ports.
The two ports have been rivals for decades, stealing each other’s customers from time to time, but seldom generating larger [...]
Movement of grain by rail in Western Canada has improved slightly over the last few weeks, according ot the president and CEO of Viterra North America – one of Canada’s largest grain shippers.
“The weather obviously has improved and we’ve seen improvements to West Coast shipments. We’ve also started to position product in Thunder Bay,” [...]
From a Viterra news release:
Viterra, part of Canada’s Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore, has announced that it is executing a series of operational improvements and upgrades at its Pacific Terminal at Port Metro Vancouver.
Some of these projects include the installation of new bulk weighers, upgrades to shipping conveyors and rotary cleaners, and [...]
While most Prince Rupert terminals saw year-over-year increases in March, overall tonnage has dropped by more than 17 per cent in 2014.
In March, 28,145 tonnes were handled at Westview Terminal, which brings the year to date total to 81,277 tonnes.
Combined, port of Prince Rupert tonnage dropped 26 per cent this March, with 1,681,316 [...]
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bill Doyle, who fended off BHP Billiton Ltd.’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer only to later lose a price war with a Russian rival, will step down after almost 15 years.
He will be replaced in July by Jochen Tilk, the former CEO of [...]
More than 400 workers at the Halifax port have ratified a new collective agreement.
Signed at the beginning of April, the deal covers approximately 300 longshoremen, foremen and walking bosses, as well as about 70 checkers and 70 gear repair men working at the Port of Halifax, who had been without a contract since Dec. [...]
Striking truck drivers (on March 26) reached an agreement with Port Metro Vancouver, the federal government of Canada and the provincial government of British Columbia to end the 28-day strike that has wreaked havoc at Canada’s busiest port.
The agreement that was reached, if implemented successfully, could have implications for busy U.S. container ports [...]
Grain cars sit lined up at the Viterra grain terminal off Highway 46 east of Pilot Butte on Monday. The provincial government has made suggestions to Ottawa for its forthcoming legislation to clear Saskatchewan’s grain backlog, including higher fines for non-compliance and pressing more cars into service.
The provincial government has presented its wish list [...]
From an article titled ‘Officials Announce Plan to End Vancouver Truck Strike’ in the Journal of Commerce:
The Canadian federal government, the provincial government of British Columbia and Port Metro Vancouver have announced a 14-point action plan that authorities believe will end the two-week strike by harbor truck drivers that has reduced truck traffic to [...]
Canadian National Railway on Friday obtained an injunction against striking union and non-union truck groups that will prevent their drivers from blocking access to the railroad’s intermodal terminal serving Port Metro Vancouver.
British Columbia Supreme Court Judge George Macintosh granted the injunction prohibiting United Truckers Association and Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers Association from obstructing people or [...]
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