”One star with five hands on black background guide us / And the red is the blood of those who have passed.” — From the Unión Portuaria de Chile anthem
This week, members of the Chilean Port Workers’ Union (UPC by its Spanish acronym) stood up for good jobs and family benefits at a [...]
Chilean port worker protest, December 3, 2013
Caldera port workers interrupted a Chilean highway, Route 5 North, for nearly an hour on Tuesday. The workers are asking authorities to join the union and employers in negotiations in hopes of reaching a solution to their demands. They are seeking benefits for their families and rate [...]
The numbers above don’t include tens of millions more that states have contributed for additional investment in ports and high-speed passenger trains that’s boosted the nation’s freight railroads. McClatchy graphic.
The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.”
Lori Ann Farrell
The city’s former finance director has been appointed to a six-year term on the board that governs the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport, the Mayor’s Office announced Monday.
Mayor Bob Foster has selected Lori Ann Farrell to fill the vacancy on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners left [...]
The 18,000 TEU Triple-E class vessel Marie Maersk is scheduled to arrive in Rotterdam on December 6.
APM Terminals Rotterdam is retrofitting five of its existing post-Panamax cranes with new booms, to allow for a 23-container row reach for 18,000teu vessels.
APM plans to have the upgrades, which consist of both engineering and software [...]
After the Kaiser Aluminum smelter closed in 2000, the Port of Tacoma bought the 96-acre site. It demolished 75 buildings and cleaned up decades of pollution on the site.
The former site of a World War II-era aluminium smelter on the Tacoma Tideflats is attracting renewed interest from a handful of potential developers.
The 60-acre [...]
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – the charity arm of the International Transport Workers” Federation – today authorized two grants totaling GBP100,000 to aid Filipino seafarers and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The grants, for GBP50,000 each are being awarded to the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and the Philippine [...]
Police said they cited about half a dozen people Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland, where truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes are holding a protest.
According to Oakland police, specialized units began monitoring the port at about 5:50 a.m. Police were attempting to keep protesters from blocking the entrances to [...]
A company that plans to ship Powder River Basin coal down the Columbia River has signed a letter of intent with Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, Wash., for transportation service.
Tidewater would operate the tugs and barges needed to move the coal 218 miles from the Port of Morrow at Boardman, Ore., to a terminal [...]
The crew reported to Coast Guard officials that 53 containers were damaged and 18 containers were lost overboard in international waters. The ship itself was not damaged. West Seattle Herald photo.
The Port of Seattle workers had a long night ahead of them Friday after learning about a powerful storm at sea damaged some [...]
A group of Port of Oakland truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes voted Friday to stop work at the port on Wednesday, officials said.
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association, a group representing around 350 truckers, said members voted unanimously for the work stoppage Sunday after meetings with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan [...]
Los Angeles port officials admitted Tuesday they erred by failing to inform elected officials earlier about skyrocketing costs on a major container terminal upgrade.
The cost of the planned 173-acre TraPac terminal upgrade at the Port of Los Angeles has more than doubled over the past four years. The project was approved in 2009 at [...]