Europe’s ports face a rocky ride in 2015, dominated [...]
The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have co-released their cargo numbers for the first time as the Seaport Alliance:
Container volumes through Puget Sound’s largest container ports remained flat in 2014, according to numbers released jointly for the first time by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
“Reporting our combined cargo volumes demonstrates our commitment [...]
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, will become Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles.
“The economy is my top priority and the Port of L.A. is our region’s leading economic driver, so it’s critical to me that we have the [...]
A King County judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle holding about a dozen confidential sessions to plan a marketing and operations alliance.
Superior Court Judge Julia Garratt sided with the two ports on two issues, finding that the open meetings advocate who brought the suit lacked [...]
The Port of Oakland handled a record 2.394 million TEUs in 2014, two percent more than in 2013. That broke the record of 2.391 million boxes moved in 2006. A 20 percent surge in December import containers contributed to the record performance. The port said for the year as a whole, import volume was up [...]
[NOTE: Ronaldo Blear has been reelected as Secretary General of dockworkers union SINTRAJAP in Costa Rica for his sixth 2-year term. He represents more than 1,000 union dockworkers and 'will continue defending their union agreement and organization from privatization interests.' For more information on the battle for SINTRAJAP jobs in the face of a massive [...]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at the port, refuses to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with port workers, who are represented by [...]
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India closed its gates Sunday after truck drivers protesting intermittent gate closings at the facility violently clashed with police at the Nhave Sheva port complex.
Local shipping sources said the port’s largest container facility has experienced serious gate-in problems in the past few days following a strike by crane operators.
Catherine Mater’s appearance at an Oregon Transportation Commission meeting Thursday in Salem capped a swift turnabout for the Corvallis civil engineer, who was fired this week by Gov. John Kitzhaber after casting a tie-breaking vote last August dooming a $2 million grant that would’ve benefited Ambre Energy, the company proposing to annually export 8.8 million [...]
From a news release:
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), updated Track and Trace, an online container tracking system developed in-house for MICT customers, to version 4.0, the company said in its press release.
Version 4.0 features the new email notification function that delivers container movement updates straight to [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
A veteran shipping executive says U.S. West Coast port problems are structural and “will not go away” and that as a result beneficial cargo owners should add three weeks to trans-Pacific import lead times to accommodate what will become chronic congestion at the largest U.S. container gateway.
Dan Gardner, a [...]
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