From an article titled ‘Oregon Lawmakers Call For End To Port Labor Dispute’ on Oregon Public Broadcasting:
A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers issued a letter this week, calling for an [...]
Port of Longview commissioners unanimously rejected the proposed Haven Energy propane export terminal Tuesday morning, voicing concerns about the safety and the true economic impact of the $300 million project.
The vote came after 90 minutes of testimony featuring a primarily negative response from the crowd of nearly 200 people. More than 20 people spoke [...]
A portion of the busy Houston Ship Channel was shut Monday after two 600-foot ships collided in fog, causing a leak of flammable liquid.
Methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, a gasoline additive aboard the Danish-flagged chemical tanker Carla Maersk, leaked from tanks that ruptured in the vessel’s collision with a 623-foot Liberian bulk carrier, Conti [...]
Longshore workers in the Pacific Northwest are educating their communities on the risks posed by energy trains — including safety issues and rail congestion that chokes off other cargo. Several recent explosions are driving the point home. From the Oregonian:
The accidents came in rapid succession.
In July 2013, an oil [...]
The Panama Canal Pilots Union, which is in negotiations for a new five-year contract, said it was encouraged by statements made by Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano at the 15th annual TPM Conference here Tuesday.
The union, which is affiliated with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, has expressed concern about two safety issues [...]
In an article titled ‘CP engineers on strike after talks fail,’ the Journal of Commerce reports:
A Teamsters union representing more than 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive engineers and conductors walked off the job after failing to reach an agreement by the midnight deadline on Feb. 14.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) members went on [...]
An eastbound CN freight train hauling crude oil has derailed on the CN mainline north of Gogama. The wreckage is on fire according to information provide by a CN official.
The stretch of rail between Gogama and Foleyet is extremely remote and cannot be accessed by road, according to Ontario Provincial Police. CN said the [...]
Excerpts from a Daily News article titled ”JH Kelly in line for Haven’s propane terminal contract”:
Despite local trade labor’s support, ILWU Local 21 expressed concerns about the nature of the permanent jobs, rail congestion and the safety and location of the terminal.
“We have concerns about an upstart company storing (millions of gallons) of [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 4, 2015) – The ILWU is trying to keep dock employers at the negotiating table to finish an agreement that is “extremely close.”
“We’re this close,” said ILWU President Robert McEllrath, who held up two fingers in a gesture indicating how close the parties are to reaching an agreement.
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