Car Carrier Silver Sky fireFire erupted on the cargo decks of car carrier Silver Sky at the port of [...]
From Logistics Management:
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program.
FMC Chairman, Mario Cordero, said that, “it remains to be seen” [...]
The Port of Seattle has completed the environmental analysis of Terminal 5 and has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the project to modernize the cargo-handling facility in order to serve larger cargo vessels. The proposed upgrades to Terminal 5 are wharf rehabilitation, berth deepening, electrical service and improvements to the upland portions [...]
From the Maritime Herald:
TraPac, which is port operator subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), will double capacity of its marine terminal at Port of Oakland. The company reached an agreement with the port authorities for acquisition of another two berths and additional 57 acres of land for 14 years, which will double the capacity [...]
Excerpts from Transport Topics:
Container traffic at the two biggest West Coast ports was mixed in September, with a significant drop in Long Beach because of the Hanjin bankruptcy but a gain in Los Angeles, which had less exposure.
The Port of Long Beach reported that longshoremen handled 546,805 industry-standard 20-foot equivalent unit containers, [...]
From CBS Los Angeles:
The former chief of the Port of Los Angeles Police Department was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to report more than $1 million in income.
Ronald Jerome Boyd, 57, was also ordered to pay $305,054 in restitution and two years of supervised release after he gets out of [...]
San Francisco Mayor Mayor Ed Lee has appointed Elaine Forbes as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco. Forbes has been Interim Director of the Port since March 2016.
“Our waterfront is a place for all San Francisco residents and diverse communities, businesses and visitors,” said Port Commission President Willie [...]
From the San Francisco Business Journal:
The Port of Oakland has a major backlog of empty shipping containers from now-bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin, which is preventing the port from freeing up those chassis bases for other shipments.
“Port of Oakland has about 900 Hanjin empties right now and we anticipate another 300 [...]
JBA Transport workers who haul petroleum coke from California oil refineries to storage facilities and docks voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU on September 1.
A simultaneous bid by the Teamsters Union to win the union election fizzled badly despite a show featuring big Teamster trucks with [...]
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