The 18,300 TEU capacity Maren Maersk has become the second Triple-E class vessel to call an Egyptian port and the first with a commercial stop at the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) at Port Said East.
APM Terminals, the majority shareholder of SCCT, partnered with the Egyptian government and local authorities to complete a dredging […]
The Port of Vancouver will continue to lease land to Vancouver Energy for its proposed oil terminal after the agreement was the subject of a passionate and sometimes contentious meeting Tuesday. After five hours of testimony and deliberation, the vote was 2-1.
Commissioner Eric LaBrant was the sole supporter of his motion to cancel the […]
Our profound condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Brother Pedro Fita, who was killed when glass fell from a crane and pierced his helmet. We are hoping for a full recovery for his co-worker who was also seriously injured. SUPA union officials say work stopped for 24 hours at terminals in […]
Excerpts from The Daily News:
Is the Port of Kalama giving up too much land for the Northwest Innovations methanol project? Will a 90-acre conservation set-aside undercut future development?
Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir on Monday approved two shoreline permits that would require the port to conserve 90 to 95 acres of land to […]
The Port of Bellingham has announced the hiring of Chris Clark as its Marine Terminals Business Development Manager. Mr. Clark will be responsible for Sales, Marketing and Business Development at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal and Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
Mr. Clark has over 30 years of experience establishing new shipping routes for bulk and break bulk […]
Our profound condolences go out to Brother Macphereson’s family, friends and colleagues. From the Maritime Union of Australia:
The Maritime Union of Australia says it was recently prevented from conducting a safety inspection at the construction site at Sydney’s Barangaroo where a 32-year-old worker was killed March 1.
Tim Macpherson was crushed to death when […]
Excerpts from DC Velocity:
Intermodal chassis leasing firm Direct ChassisLink Inc. (DCLI) said today it acquired all 11,000 marine chassis owned by the North American arm of Japanese liner shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha Inc. (NYK) that were operated on the U.S. mainland.
The 11,000 units will be placed in pools managed by Consolidated […]
Excerpts from the Portland Tribune article subtitled ‘Terminal 6 lease terminated early; Elvis has left the building’:
The deadlock at the Port of Portland’s underused Terminal 6 just got a little closer to ending.
The Port and the company that runs the Terminal, ICTSI Oregon, have parted ways.
The two have mutually agreed to terminate […]
From a Port news release:
Up to six 366-foot-tall cranes will soon be raised 27-feet higher at the Port of Oakland. The Port said that the $14 million-to-$21 million project will begin this spring at its largest marine terminal, the Oakland International Container Terminal. The objective: make it easier to load and unload megaships with […]
From the American Journal of Transportation:
U.S. West Coast ports increased their market share in 2016 indicating losses to East Coast and Gulf ports are being reversed.
According to the PMSA’s (Pacific Merchant Shipping Association) West Coast Trade Report, the year 2016 saw:
“U.S. West Coast (USWC) ports increase their collective share of containerized trade […]
From the Los Angeles Business Journal:
As Hanjin Shipping Co. finally sank Friday, the Port of Long Beach looked to a future without its most important cargo carrier and former lease-holder of its largest terminal.
A South Korean court declared Hanjin bankrupt Friday, officially ending the company’s 40-year history in the global shipping trade.
Excerpts from an article titled ”’Shotgun start’ of new alliances to test port productivity” in the Journal of Commerce:
Concern is growing that major US gateways won’t be able to handle the overnight changes that will occur at marine terminals when new ocean carrier alliances take effect on April 1. A new bout of congestion […]
From the Bellingham Herald:
Developers of the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point have withdrawn its permit applications, essentially closing the book on the project.
Pacific International Terminals sent a letter Tuesday to Whatcom County officials announcing it was stopping the environmental impact statement process and is withdrawing its applications for the Gateway Pacific […]
From a Port of Oakland news release:
New year, same old story at the Port of Oakland: exports are on the rise again. The Port said today that containerized export volume increased 9 percent last month compared to January 2016. It was the seventh straight month of rising exports in Oakland, and the 12th increase […]
Los trabajadores portuarios españoles están construyendo el apoyo de los hermanos y hermanas sindicales de todo el mundo, incluyendo este grupo de hermanos en Koper, Eslovenia.
La ITF (Federación Internacional de los Trabajadores del Transporte) califica el plan del gobierno español para destripar la normativa portuaria de “descabellado” y un peligro para la posición […]