The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Muelle Norte Concession Shows Peru has World’s Confidence, Says Pres Garcia

NOTE: The following news predates this week’s presidential elections in which the front runner to replace Alan Garcia opposes the Muelle Norte concession.

The concession of the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port shows that Peru has the world’s confidence despite the upcoming presidential elections, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said.

Dutch-based port operator APM […]


APM Terminals Wins Award for FastNet Crane

Patents on APM Terminals' FastNet cranes have been filed in 17 nations and the 27 member countries of the European Union.

The winning FastNet crane technology developed by APM Terminals enables STS gantry cranes to simultaneously work adjacent bays of large container ships, effectively doubling crane productivity. The cranes are similar to existing upper […]


Moroccan unionists reinstated following strike

APM Terminals in Tangier terminated workers who gained collective bargaining rights.

Four unionists in the Moroccan port of Tangier, who were dismissed by APM Terminals have been reinstated following successful strike action by their union.

The unionists, who are members of the Union des Syndicats des Transports (UMT), were sacked soon after the union […]


Peru’s opposition candidate for president is gaining in polls, opposes concession of dock

A U.S. State Department cable released on Wikileaks revealed that U.S. diplomats have been conducting a thinly-veiled campaign against Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, pictured here, in favor of his neo-liberal rival. Click on the image to read the Wikileaks article.

An article titled “Maersk Wins Contract For $1.1 Billion Pier at Top Peru […]


APM to Operate Peruvian Terminal

Callao Dockworkers have been protesting labor abuse at the hands of the other concessioner at Callao, DP World. Click on the image to read more from the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

A consortium led by APM Terminals, the terminal-operating division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, was awarded the contract to modernize and operate the multipurpose Muelle […]


Strike action wins union recognition in Egypt terminal

A dockers’ union won recognition from global terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT) in Port Said, Egypt, after two days of strike action.

Workers at the Suez Canal container terminal, owned by APM Terminals, took strike action on 27 February in protest over management’s refusal to negotiate with the union committee. The […]


Port worker killed in forklift accident at APM Terminals, VA

APM terminal in Portsmouth, VA

A worker at APM Terminals in Portsmouth,VA, died Monday morning of injuries she sustained in an accident involving a forklift.

Police spokeswoman Jan Westerbeck said the longshoreman, Paula Bellamy, 38, of Portsmouth, was pronounced dead less than an hour after being struck by a forklift on the waterfront.

Bellamy […]


ICTSI awarded 30-year port concession in Croatia

Philippines’ International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) was awarded the contract to develop and operate the Adriatic Gateway Container Terminal (AGCT) in Croatia’s Port of Rijeka, the Philippine Embassy in Vienna reported.

The agreement includes a 30-year strategic partnership for the management and operations of AGCT. As part of the transaction, ICTSI purchased a 51% […]


APM Port Terminal Concession in Costa Rica Being Challenged

Costa Rica's banana exporters say the APM concession will result in rates that are 130% over the current administration. The dockworkers union, SINTRAJAP, also opposes the concession.

The National Chamber of Costa Rican Banana Producers is suing the government for granting the Limón port concession to Dutch APM terminals, to build and manage a […]


Virginia Port Agency Sues Chinese Company for $14.6M over Accident

A Chinese ship involved in an accident at APM Terminals in Portsmouth that damaged a new crane made by the vessel’s owner has been seized by federal authorities.

Port officials say the ship delivered two new cranes on Feb. 14 and was pulling away when another crane aboard the vessel clipped one crane on the […]


Costa Rican government fails to destroy union, sets up new dock instead

After failing to destroy the SINTRAJAP dockworkers' union, the Costa Rican government has signed an agreement with APM Terminals to create a new terminal near the existing docks.

The ILWU Coast Longshore Division has supported Costa Rica’s SINTRAJAP dockworkers in the face of the union’s abuse from their government, including a declaration from the […]


APM Terminals Boosts Profit 60 Percent in 2010

APM Terminals boosted earnings 60 percent in 2010 from the previous year as profit from the disposal of a stake in China’s Yantian terminal outweighed the loss of global market share.

The company expanded and upgraded several terminals in 2010 to keep pace with demand, most notably the Suez Canal Container Terminal in Port Said, […]


Vietnam opens largest ever port terminal

APM Terminals has opened Vietnam’s largest container terminal.

The Saigon-based port facility will be the first in Vietnam with a capacity to handle the world’s largest container vessels of 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Maersk Line currently makes use of the PSA International’s terminal, however the company is reportedly open to evaluating Cai Mep International […]


Controversy hits Callao concession

Peruvian dockworkers, including Luis Negreiros (center) have told the ILWU Coast Longshore Division that DP World hires nonunion dockworkers at the terminal it operates in Callao. Also pictured: Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.

Despite an initial judgement to allow DP World to bid for Callao’s Muelle Norte terminal, the claim that […]


Damaged crane at APM is stabilized, port officials say

The new crane that was damaged at APM Terminals in Portsmouth has been stabilized, port officials said Tuesday.

The crane, one of two that arrived at APM last week after a 41-day journey aboard the Zhen Hua 24 from China, was clipped Monday by another crane aboard the vessel as it pulled away from the […]