Our Brother is not being publicly identified at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as we hope for his recovery. From The Daily News:
A dockworker was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a fall at the Weyerhaeuser Co. log yard.
Longview fire officials and AMR responded to the [...]
The MSC Napoli disaster of 2007 was one of many incidents that brought container weight safety issues to the forefront.
With the July 1 implementation date for new container weighing requirements fast approaching, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to [...]
CTV reports the worker ”fell approximately four meters down a ladder and landed on a platform.” We are wishing him a quick and full recovery.
A worker is recovering from a broken leg and minor head injury after stumbling from a crane platform at the Port of Vancouver Friday night.
Members of [...]
For the second time in two days, the California Senate approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to block projects like the one that threatens to make Oakland the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.
Specifically, SB 1279 states that the California Transportation Commission will not allocate state funds for projects proposed after Jan. [...]
”A train full of toxic crude oil derailing, burning, and exploding near homes, schools, and businesses is a worst fear realized for people who live in Mosier and in other communities along the tracks throughout the Gorge,” several lawmakers said in a joint statement. ”They deserve to know that the causes of this derailment [...]
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A train towing oil cars derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge Friday, evacuating schools in the nearby town of Mosier and closing down Interstate 84 between Hood River and The Dalles.
The Union Pacific train derailed just after [...]
In January 2007, the containership MSC Napoli suffered a structural failure and broke up off the coast of the UK. Misdeclared container weights were identified as a factor causing the structural failure.
Excerpts from an opinion piece by Dennis L. Bryant, principal, Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, published in the Journal of Commerce:
It is important [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Hutchison Port Holdings said the majority of terminals in its global network will offer container-weighing services to help supply chain stakeholders comply with the amendment to the SOLAS convention that requires all containers to have a verified gross mass before they are loaded onto a vessel.
HPH said its network [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement last week that it wouldn’t object to two alternative methods of verifying container weights set in motion a high-stakes game of chicken between carriers and exporters. It is also fueling a fight among ports seeking to present themselves as the most user-friendly to shippers struggling [...]
Published on VesselFinder.com:
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.
This latest information comes after the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) published a press release which attempted to deny the serious points of concern raised by an independent safety study [...]
The boxship involved in the accident is identified by several sources as the 13,092 TEU Cosco Hope. Four people were reportedly injured during the incident.
A fire broke out at Egypt’s Port Said last night after a container ship hit a gantry crane while leaving the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), a source who [...]
From The Loadstar in the UK:
Despite the impending break-up of both the G6 and CKHYE alliances, both have announced plans to launch Asia-US east coast services, deploying neo-panamax vessels.
However, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) this week warned carriers there were increasing concerns about the safety of maneuvring larger vessels in the new [...]
El Faro NTSB photo
The National Transportation Safety Board says a search team has located the El Faro’s missing voyage data recorder in 15,000 feet of water about 41 miles northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas.
The find is likely going to be a major breakthrough in the investigation into the loss [...]