Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 shut down again Wednesday, this time after a verbal altercation between container-yard employees and longshore workers.
“Today ICTSI and Port supervisors threatened top loader drivers with physical violence, showing once again that ICTSI and the Port are working in collusion against union members,” said ILWU [...]
Two workers were reportedly injured in an explosion at a grain facility just south of Warren, Illinois.
Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner said the blast was reported just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Two Gavilon employees were reportedly treated at the scene by Warren County EMS. The injured workers were a 33-year-old man from Nora, [...]
Safety concerns for port workers have been raised after an incident where a worker was injured at Australia’s Fremantle Port on Friday.
The Maritime Union of Australia state secretary Christy Cain said the accident followed a Fair Work Commission decision which ordered workers at the terminal to increase their work rate.
“We have serious concerns [...]
The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague approaches the disabled 500-foot container ship, Rich Forest, Jan. 22, 2014. Twenty-four crew members on board the Rich Forest abandoned ship, Jan. 20, 2014, after the cargo vessel engine room flooded. (U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Coast Guard Cutter Assateague)
The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday [...]
An Auckland port worker is in intensive care after he fell from a container ship.
The Maritime Union says the stevedore was on the bow of a ship docked at the Waitemata Harbour port when the accident happened at about 8pm on Wednesday.
The union’s secretary, Russell Mayn, said the man has multiple injuries and [...]
This aerial photo shows derailed train cars burning in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. A series of recent derailments in North America have worried both officials and residents close to rail lines. On Dec. 30, an oil train derailed and exploded in North Dakota, causing the evacuation of a nearby [...]
Emma Maersk accident report graphic by Marine Link
Denmark’s Maritime Accident Investigation Board has released its report on the Suez Canal approach incident on board the container ship ‘Emma Maersk’ earlier in 2013. Synopsis by the Board is as follows:
On the evening of 1 February 2013, a severe leakage occurred in the container ship [...]
MUNZ member Warren Ritchie, 49, was killed at the Port at Lyttelton on Saturday. Our condolences go out to Brother Richie’s family, friends and colleagues.
Unions are calling for a health and safety review at the Port of Lyttelton after the second death there within a month.
A watersider died Saturday on board a fertiliser [...]
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 [...]