Former Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick entered a guilty plea to reckless driving, admitting that he displayed “a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.”
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From the Chicago Tribune:
President Donald Trump lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases Tuesday, paving the way for excavation of a fossil fuel on public land in the West that few mining companies seem to want.
The order follows the president’s campaign promise to revive the struggling coal industry and bring back thousands of […]
From the Long Beach Press Telegram:
The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports won’t have to worry about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat to pull billions of dollars worth of federal grants from local and state governments that support sanctuary cities.
That’s because even though they are departments of cities at odds with the […]
International Transport Workers’ Federation news release:
A four-strong team of representatives from ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) unions today committed to continued dialogue with AP Møller-Mærsk at the company’s AGM in Copenhagen.
The union members were at the event to deliver a progress report on the continuing dialogue between the company and unions established by […]
Chinese state firms have expressed an interest to develop land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare said, underlining China’s outward push into infrastructure via railways and ports around the world.
The Panama Canal Authority will officially open a tender to develop about 1,200 hectares of land – roughly the […]
Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Brother Hernán Vedia López. An Injury to One is an Injury to All.
South Pacific Terminal (TPS) reported the death of longshore worker Hernán Vedia López, after an accident inside the port at 22:30 hours on Friday, March 24.
The worker worked at […]
Port of Oakland officials said this week that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The news should be welcomed by importers and exporters fearful of fallout as ocean carriers switch partners next month.
“We’ve spoken to the shipping lines, we’ve spoken to our marine terminal operators and […]
The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday.
The world’s biggest container group, Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, together with second largest line MSC of Switzerland, Germany’s […]
Hyundai Merchant Marine officially signed a deal with the world’s largest shipping alliance, a move that is expected to grant the company more vessel capacity on its service routes and a way to improve its financial health, the company said Thursday.
HMM CEO Yoo Chang-keun and heads of the 2M alliance, Soren Skou of Danish […]
Environmental groups Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center argued the Port of Vancouver commissioners violated state environmental laws when it agreed to lease land to Savage Cos. and Tesoro Corp., now collaborating as Vancouver Energy, without the project first undergoing the analysis for an environmental impact statement.
The court’s majority, also ruled that the […]
From Logistics Management:
Total POLA February volume dropped 12.4 percent annually to 625,381 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), and POLB volumes decreased 11.2 annually percent to 498,311 TEU.
While the early timing of the Lunar New Year helped boost cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) in […]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has hailed an amazing victory by Spanish dockers to defeat a controversial government plan to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports.
ITF president & chair of the dockers’ section Paddy Crumlin said: “This just shows the power of the dockers in Spain and I congratulate them for making […]
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