From an article in Land Line Magazine titled ‘New chassis inspection process draws complaints’:
The Intermodal Conference [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 22, 2015) – West Coast Longshore workers have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement reached in February with employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) voted 82% in favor of approving the new 5-year agreement that will expire [...]
In a May 20 article titled ‘Petitions filed to recall Vancouver port commissioners Oliver, Wolfe,’ the Columbian’s Aaron Corvin follows an excellent investigative series that includes the following excerpts:
In recall documents filed Tuesday, Vancouver resident Christopher Clifford accuses Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe of malfeasance, misfeasance and violation of the [...]
It’s anybody’s guess as to whether Vancouver will become home to the nation’s largest rail-to-marine oil-transfer terminal.
But an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, a global banking company, thinks the project proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies at the Port of Vancouver has less than a 50 percent of being approved.
The May 8 [...]
Suez Canal Authority said it controlled a blaze in a British container ship passing the waterway Friday, leaving no human losses.
The fire broke out in a stack of containers towards the stern while the 13,000-teu Hanjin Green Earth vessel was underway 48 km to the south of the canal on Friday evening. The fire [...]
By Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Unsafe containers affect workers in every section of the transport chain – that makes it a trade union issue.
Today, on International Workers’ Memorial Day we remember the dockers, seafarers, truck drivers, railway [...]
Portland City commissioners walked out of their Earth Day hearing Wednesday after opponents of a proposed propane export terminal in North Portland staged a small demonstration in council chambers.
The council will vote soon on whether to amend zoning at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 to allow the propane terminal to build [...]
A container ship carrying a grade A hazardous cargo ran aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Saturday morning, the canal authority confirmed, delaying traffic for several hours through one of the most important trade routes in the world.
Sources in the canal authority said another ship in the same convoy, the Liberian-flagged Margaret Oldendorff, had [...]
By David Bacon, in the Dispatcher and David Bacon Reality Check blog:
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (4/2/15) – You see a lot of parked taxis in the parking lot at the Panama Ports terminal here. They’re not waiting to give rides to longshoremen. Dockworkers themselves are the drivers. Longshore wages in Panama are so low that [...]
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