Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country’s main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyse shipping.
The stevedores’ union, SINTRAJAP, launched an indefinite strike on Wednesday, leaving three ships stranded and unable to unload cargo after APM Terminals won a Supreme Court decision this [...]
Dockworkers in Costa Rica walked off the job Wednesday, continuing a long battle over a proposed container terminal operated by APM Terminals with a strike.
Union leaders described the strike as “indefinite.” The union, which represents workers working at terminal overseen by the Atlantic Port Authority (JAPDEVA), had threatened a strike for several days after [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Congestion and delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market, according to DAT Solutions.
As containers and shipments back up on the docks and in warehouses, outbound spot rates from the region are “atypically high,” said [...]
The Oregonian’s voiceover of company video shows Portland’s Terminal 6 resuming operations after a 2-day job action due to pay disputes and related grievances:
Read the blurb and video here Secondary video link here
Port of Long Beach news release:
In its ongoing efforts to provide congestion relief to customers and stakeholders, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, at its Oct. 13 weekly meeting, directed Port of Long Beach staff to develop plans for purchasing and providing thousands of truck chassis for congestion relief during peak periods.
Costa Rican dockworkers have been pushing back on privatization and the loss of union jobs and public programs for several years, including during this invasion of their SINTRAJAP union hall by federal police in 2010.
The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last [...]
From the Portland Mercury:
The Port of Portland, which hopes to place the propane terminal near Kelley Point Park on the east end of Terminal 6, even issued a statement last month calling the facility, pitched by Canadian firm Pembina, “one of the largest single private capital investments in the city’s history.”
And yet, the [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The Panama Canal Pilots Association, also known as the Asociación de Prácticos del Canal de Panamá, is a division of the ILWU.
The Panama Canal Pilots Union will not try to renegotiate its contract with the Panama Canal Authority this year as both parties are allowed under the existing [...]
APM Terminal is building a new container facility in the port of Lázaro Cárdenas, on the Mexican Pacific coast.
In 2012, APM Terminals signed a 32-year concession for the design, construction and operation of a new deepwater terminal at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The project will represent an overall investment of $900m, said APMT [...]
Excerpts from a Journal of Commerce article called ‘Port delays driving dray drivers away’:
The shortage of truck drivers on U.S. highways is affecting drayage operations at port terminals and inland railheads, too. Frustrated by port congestion and chassis shortages, drayage drivers increasingly are looking for other jobs — both in and out of trucking.
From Thursday’s Los Angeles Business Journal:
West Coast port operators and dock workers have not had a contract since June, and retailers are starting to worry about whether they will get their shipments in time for the holiday shopping rush.
That’s the gist of the letter Matt Shay, chief executive of the National Retail Federation [...]
Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe said it remains to be determined whether he will continue to serve as the Port of Tacoma chief executive as well as the alliance CEO or whether he will give up his Tacoma post to assume the new post.
The ports of Tacoma and Seattle, for decades rivals in [...]
Portland Bulk Terminals, where ILWU Local 8 members load potash for export.
Excerpts from a Port of Portland news release:
Canpotex, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Portland Bulk Terminals, L.L.C. (PBT), is investing up to $140 million in new equipment and infrastructure to improve the efficiency of its shiploading operations and the management of [...]
Container being lowered onto a chassis at APM Terminal. The JOC reports that ‘some terminals have reported that dwell times of 10 days are taking place, compared to the normal three days. One carrier said it had containers sitting on the dock for 20 days waiting for on-dock rail. The increased dwell time simply [...]