Workers have started demolition work at [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The chief negotiator for waterfront employers on the West Coast is optimistic that the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will reach a contract agreement this summer without a strike or lockout.
PMA President Jim McKenna predicted that an agreement will be reached in mid [...]
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 [...]
Global grain giant Louis Dreyfus Corp, a Western Canadian canola crusher and grain handler, estimates the region’s canola area at 21.51 million acres in 2014/15, up 7 percent from a year ago.
Based on a return to normal yields, that area should result in a 16.7 million tonne crop, down nearly 9 percent, said Tracy [...]
The Panama Canal Authority expects to formally sign a deal next week with a Spanish-led consortium to finish work on expansion of the waterway after a dispute over cost overruns held up completion, an official said on Friday.
“We expect that by Thursday we should be signing said document,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano told [...]
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The West Coast longshore union is blasting a review requested by Gov. John Kitzhaber of conditions at the Port of Portland’s container terminal before it even gets started.
The timing and nature of the longshore statement, which describes the Port’s probe as a case of “the fox guarding the hen house,” [...]
From Energy Global:
Research firm Wood Mackenzie expects lengthy delays to the anticipated Panama Canal expansion to impact the coal, liquefied natural gas and petrochemical industries.
Significant disruptions will limit profitability for US LNG producers, create a tighter shipping market and affect the US Gulf Coast petrochemical industry. On the other hand, US coal producers [...]
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 [...]
January volumes at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach were somewhat mixed.
Los Angeles kicked off 2014 with a 2.5 percent annual gain in January at 685,550 TEU. POLA imports, which are primarily comprised of consumer goods, hit 337,428 TEU for a 6.7 percent annual increase. Exports rose 1.7 percent [...]
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