Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the death of a worker at the Port of Oakland on Monday afternoon.
The worker was operating a crane when he fell and died at the scene, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Mark Leahey said. The victim was a crew member who served as the [...]
Victor Crespo, Honduran dockworker union leader, was assaulted and had his life threatened by paramilitaries in September for his union activities at ICTSI’s new terminal in Puerto Cortes. Mr. Crespo was moved to a safe location by dockworker allies. No arrests have been made.
A subsidiary of listed International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is [...]
Maersk Line’s 9500teu containership Maersk Salina lost a number of containers with general cargo into sea. The deck boxes were lost while the ship was situated in the Bay of Biscay, during the night between Sunday 27 and Monday 28 October, the Company said in a press release.
Crew is safe and accounted [...]
Longview man cleared two years after joining longshore rally near railroad tracks
ILWU International President thanks community for solidarity
LONGVIEW, WA – More than two years after Jeff Washburn was arrested in Longview, Wash., during the ILWU’s 2011 struggle for good jobs, Cowlitz County prosecutors finally dismissed charges against him. Mr. Washburn, then [...]
Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner calling for the end of tar sands development on one of Kinder Morgan’s storage tanks last week. Photograph by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Douglas Ross, of Simon Fraser’s political science department, said the ease with which Greenpeace activists occupied the oil terminal last Wednesday illustrates the vulnerability of [...]
A group of truck drivers halted commerce at one of the Port of Oakland’s biggest terminals Monday to protest work conditions and the rising costs of hauling cargo out of the busy seaport.
Truckers and their supporters picketed outside three entrances to the SSA Marine terminal and effectively shut down cargo traffic because crane operators [...]
From Port Strategy:
Dockers’ unions affiliated with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are staging actions to resolve problems at DP World terminals worldwide.
The planned actions are the latest move in an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for DPW to listen to its workers and engage with unions worldwide over trade union rights [...]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today confirmed that Honduran Victor Crespo has been moved out of Honduras to assure his safety, and that it has secured promises of action from the country’s Minister of Labour.
On 14 September three armed attackers tried to force entry to the home in Puerto Cortés of [...]
According to The Columbian: ”Don Marcus, international president of Masters, Mates & Pilots, said a boat operated by Kadoke Marine has been involved in several questionable incidents. They include an Aug. 20 incident in which the boat collided with ‘a stationary object,’ Marcus said, near United Grain’s facility, causing damage. In another incident, on [...]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has pledged to continue the struggle for container weight safety after what it described as a missed opportunity to reduce the risk of harm to transport workers and members of the public.
The organisation was speaking out following a decision by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) sub–committee on dangerous [...]
Victor Crespo, head of the Trade Union of Dockworkers, or STGM by its Spanish acronym, is currently under the protection of the ITF. Armed attackers stormed his house last week in an attempt to murder him for representing dockworkers in negotiations with ICTSI. Brother Crespo’s neighbors were able to fend off the attackers, who [...]
A 25-year-old longshore worker has died of a head injury after falling into the sea at Chittagong port, Bangladesh
Our condolences go out to Mr. Hossain’s family, friends and colleagues. An injury to one is an injury to all.
A dock worker died from a head injury after falling from a ship at [...]
A California-based crane maintenance company has been fined a total of $11,200 for six worker safety violations in connection with the March death of a Tacoma longshoreman and the injury of another worker six weeks earlier.
The two were working on container cranes at the Port of Tacoma’s Pierce County Terminal when the accidents occurred.
From Australia’s Daily Telegraph earlier this week:
Police have surrounded Station Pier in Port Melbourne as a community protest about safety concerns for dock workers continues.
At least half a dozen Public Order Response units lined up at the dock, where about 20 protesters were gathered at 6am.
Police moved in to secure the site [...]
From the August 2 Daily News:
An incinerator on the Japan-bound Great Success ‘posed a significant fire hazard,’ and inspectors found a fire door that could not be opened from the inside, leaving crew members with no way to exit the room in the event of a fire.
The Coast Guard has detained a [...]