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 [...]
Honduran dockworkers have suffered massive job losses, violence and militarization of their cargo terminal since ICTSI took over operations at Puerto Cortes in 2013.
This Associated Press article was published in news outlets in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Indiana and beyond:
Labor turmoil continues at the Port of Portland as longshoreman refused to cross [...]
DP World London Gateway has a weekly call by the Southern Africa Europe Container service operated by MOL, Maersk, Safmarine and DAL.
Starting in May, Hamburg-Sud and Hapag-Lloyd will operate the South America East Coast service, a South America West Coast, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand service and a North America West Coast, India, Pakistan [...]
Evergreen Line and the four members of the CKYH Alliance have agreed in principle to form a new alliance that will share ships on trades between Asia and North Europe and the Mediterranean.
The CKYHE alliance will comprise Cosco, “K” Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergeen. It plans to begin operations in mid-April with six [...]
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries said on Monday it had started construction on a Chinese order for the world’s largest container ships.
China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) awarded the contract for the five vessels, each with a capacity of 18,400 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) container boxes , to Hyundai in May. The size [...]
Drewry said cash-strapped Hanjin Shipping has recently announced to its customers that it will be leaving two unprofitable trade lanes. The South Korean carrier will cease taking slots on the Asia‐Black Sea Express (ABX) service of China Shipping, Yang Ming and Wan Hai, and from April / May will pull out of the [...]
2013 proved to be the Port of Long Beach (POLB)’s third busiest year in its history in terms of cargo volume, behind record-setting years 2006 and 2007.
According to POLB, imports increased 12.8% over 2012 to 3,455,323 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs); exports increased 10.7% to 1,704,932 TEUs; and empties were up 8.8% to 1,570,318 TEUs [...]
The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have raided each other for customers on several occasions in recent years, reports the News-Tribune
A new cooperative effort to retain and attract shipping business to the Pacific Northwest unveiled Thursday night was born from new competitive conditions that threatened the ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s growth.
“John (Wolfe, [...]
Maersk Line, the world’s leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announces today the formation of a regional, containerized shipping company – SeaLand – dedicated to the intra-Americas market.
This new, independent unit will officially commence operations on January 1, 2015. Maersk Line will begin the transition of their [...]
In August 2011, George Pasha IV, the president of the California shipping company The Pasha Group, said a new law the Hawaii Legislature passed that put limits on who could ship cargo among the Islands would put a local division of the company, Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, out of business.
Pasha’s prediction came true Jan. [...]
Shippers are concerned that the P3 Alliance of Maersk Line, CMA CGM, and MSC could end up hurting competition and pushing their costs up, Chris Welsh, secretary general of the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), told industry news site ShippingWatch.
Citing a recent meeting with a shipper, Welsh said companies that work with the container carrier [...]
AAL plans to be in Everett every 30 days.
Seven shipping lines are now calling at the Port of Everett.
Austral Asia Line, a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings, in November celebrated the inaugural call of its new liner service at the Port of Everett.
The company, also referred to as AAL, is headquartered in Singapore [...]
The Federal Maritime Commission announced compromise agreements reached with two common carriers operating pure car carriers (PCCs) and roll on/roll off (RO/RO) vessels in U.S. inbound and outbound trades. Under these separate agreements, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K Line), paid $1,100,000 in civil penalties and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), paid $1,225,000 in penalties. Both [...]
Journal of Commerce graphic, G6 vs. P3
Graphic from the Journal of Commerce
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 [...]