The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) Cabotage Taskforce has condemned as ‘unbelivable’ fines requested by Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) against crew members of the MV Portland.
ITF Cabotage Taskforce chair James Given stated. “This is shameful, unbelievable news. These men were defending their jobs when they were ejected from the ship that was their […]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) strongly condemns the raid early Wednesday morning on the MV Portland in the Australian home port for which it is named. Up to 30 security guards were reportedly used to eject the five Australian crew members from the vessel and usher on a non-national crew, which then set sail […]
Maritime union groups around the world are closely monitoring a dispute over the replacement of the Australian-flagged bulk carrier MV Portland in south-eastern Australia, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said.
New York-based metals manufacturer Alcoa wants to sell the aluminum carrier MV Portland and dismiss 40 local seafarers. The company plans to […]
Port of Longview commissioners agreed Friday to buy a small sliver of shoreline property at Barlow Point west of Longview, unlocking the big development potential of 275 acres of industrial property on the Columbia River.
The land, which the port bought from neighboring Millennium Bulk Terminals, is a thin finger running west from the edge […]
The Port of Portland is once again becoming one of the largest industrial property developers in the region – a move that is drawing both praise and criticism.
Despite the dwindling land supply, port commissioners have approved a 2010-15 strategic plan that calls for the port to “be a regional leader in industrial land acquisition […]
A Longview City Councilman is calling out his council peers for sending a letter to the governor asking the state to place a high priority on cleaning up the polluted Reynolds Metals site, saying the letter was motivated by a desire to block a proposed coal export terminal.
Councilman Chuck Wallace questioned why the letter […]
The following opinion was published in the East Oregonian. It was written by Jeff and Colleen Blackwood.
The Port of Morrow recently announced the signing of a lease with Ambre Energy North America, an Australian-based company leasing a terminal to transfer coal from rail shipments to barges. The coal will be coming from Wyoming, and […]
Port of Bellingham commissioners hope to revive their long-dormant deep-water shipping terminal to create both jobs and port revenue.
“We’re back at ground zero,” said Darren Williams, a spokesman for Local 7 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, at a recent port commission meeting. “We don’t have anything to ramp up. What we do […]
The Washington State Department of Ecology has “a considerable problem” with a settlement offer from Millennium Bulk Logistics to delay coal exports west of Longview but hasn’t yet decided whether to accept it, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.
Spokeswoman Kim Schmanke said Ecology doesn’t see a way to settle the case without the original appellants, […]