The ILWU Coast Longshore Division mourns the loss of Manuel “Manny” Stimson, age 78, who worked on the docks for five decades. From the San Jose Mercury News:
The longest strike in Hong Kong’s history caused a “huge” drop of almost 11 per cent in container volume at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals last month.
Port operator Hongkong International Terminals – the target of the dock workers’ 40-day strike which ended after they accepted a 9.8 per cent pay rise said its operations [...]
The Associated Press has reported:
A Portland longshoreman sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a truck while picketing at the Port of Portland.
Jennifer Sargent, a spokeswoman for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, says the worker is recovering at home after injuring his knee, elbow and back. She declined to release his identity.
Excerpted from Wolfe Research:
On Friday, the USDA released its initial grain production and grain export forecasts for the upcoming 2013-14 crop year. Total corn, wheat and soybean (the 3 major crops moved by the rails) production is expected to increase 22% y/y after dropping 8% last year and 14% in total the past 3 [...]
PORTLAND, OR (May 18, 2013) – A Portland longshore worker is recovering at home after being struck by a Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer who was crossing an ILWU picket line at the Port of Portland on May 16. The worker, a member of ILWU Local 92, was knocked to the ground after the semi truck’s driver [...]
The Northwest Labor Press reports on the lockouts at Mitsui-United Grain in Vancouver and Marubeni-Columbia Grain in Portland:
Pickets at both the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver are hammering on how the foreign-owned companies are profiting from local taxpayer investments while ruining local union jobs that pay good wages and benefits.
A flier [...]
While NBA fans were disappointed after Wednesday’s decision by the league to reject a plan to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, not everyone in the Emerald City was that upset.
Freight industry leaders have been fighting plans to build a basketball arena in Seattle’s Sodo area. And the local longshore union has legal action [...]
Port of Long Beach news release:
June 5 meeting set, public comments sought on proposal
The Port of Long Beach has released a recirculated draft environmental impact report examining a proposed grain export facility at Pier T on Terminal Island. A public hearing is scheduled for June 5 to gather comments on the recirculated draft [...]
Port of Longview commissioners agreed to buy a second mobile harbor crane, a purchase that port officials say could help them better compete to unload imported oil refinery equipment needed for a Midwest oil boom.
The port bought its first Liebherr crane in 2008 for $4.7 million to unload large wind-energy equipment imports, which had [...]
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit rose 15% from the year-earlier period, boosted by double-digit growth in its revenue and cargo volume.
ICTSI said net profit in the January-March quarter rose to $40.7 million from $35.4 million in the year-earlier period, while total revenue increased 20% to $209.3 [...]
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