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.

Container ship service returning to Port of Portland in 2018

From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

More than a year and a half after the final ship sailed following a bitter labor dispute at Oregon’s only international container terminal, container ship service is poised to return to the Port of Portland in January.

Starting in January, Hong Kong-based Swire Shipping will start calls at the Port of […]


ICTSI's Port of Melbourne automation project chooses Finnish vendor

”Last year, the consortium laid out over $56.6 million (€40 million) for 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers for the new port facility. Once the cranes lift containers off a ship, they can be set down in “buffer zones” and picked up by the shuttle carriers, which transport them to other […]


Leal Sundet commentary: ICTSI

Printed in the Oregonian:

Hanjin departure from longshore union’s point of view: Guest opinion Print By Guest Columnist on November 02, 2013

By Leal Sundet

Since Hanjin Shipping Co.’s Oct. 17 announcement that it intends to stop calling on Portland, ICTSI Oregon Inc., the local arm of the Philippines-based company that operates Terminal 6, has […]


Port of Portland’s surprise $4.7 million payout to ICTSI is abuse of public trust

PORTLAND, OR (August 8, 2012) – Yesterday, the Port of Portland made a last minute addition to the agenda for today’s Port of Portland Commission Meeting. In a move that the Port characterized as a “Cost-Sharing Agreement Between the Port of Portland and ICTSI Oregon, Inc.,” Port officials proposed to allocate $4,664,356 to ICTSI to […]


Longshoremen: Port dispute about more than two jobs

Excerpts from the Portland Business Journal:

“There are much bigger issues at play, issues that strike at the heart of our collective bargaining agreement,” Leal Sundet, the union’s coast committeeman, said in a news release.

While two jobs are at issue, the longshore union has argued that the larger problem is with ICTSI’s refusal to […]


Longshoremen load last Hanjin ship in Portland until labor dispute settled

From the Oregonian:

Longshoremen worked at slightly increased speed Sunday afternoon to send Portland’s last container ship in a while on its way, a Port of Portland spokesman said.

Josh Thomas said workers at Terminal 6 still faced a shortage of equipment for loading and unloading the Hanjin Madrid, a 51,000-ton ship delivering containers of […]


ICTSI faces Portland labour lawsuit

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed a lawsuit against ICTSI Oregon over what it calls the violation of a longstanding collective bargaining agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association, stevedores and the union.

The collective bargaining agreement stems back to the privatisation of Terminal 6 back in 2010 – it was meant to safeguard […]


PMA and ILWU Take Unprecedented Steps to Bring ICTSI into Compliance with its Collective Bargaining Agreement

PMA and ILWU File Joint Motion in US District Court in Oregon Seeking Immediate Intervention Against Philippines-based ICTSI for Continuing to Violate Collective Bargaining Agreement in Portland

PMA Member Carriers Have Demanded that ICTSI Comply with Contract it Signed when Joining PMA

On Monday, June 18, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and […]


ICTSI sees Africa as next expansion area

With 23 operating terminal operations and development projects worldwide, International Container Terminal Services Inc. is setting its eyes next on Africa where it does not have a presence.

Edgardo Q. Abesamis, executive vice-president, said: “We’re looking at Africa because of trade… That continent is waking up and is joining international trade. People are investing there. […]


ICTSI bags port contracts in Subic, India

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has bagged 2 new port contracts, one in India and another in Subic.

In a disclosure to the stock exchange, ICTSI said it signed an agreement with L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. (LTSB) for the management and operations of the Kattupalli Container Terminal in Tamil Nadu, India.

[The Subic project] is […]


South American spurt for ICTSI

ICTSI terminal map from the Port of Portland. ICTSI took over management of Portland's Terminal 6 in February.

International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) reported 2010 results of $527.1M from its port operations, an increase of 25% over last year … and consolidated volume of 4.2m teu in 2010, 18% up […]


ICTS to Run Croatia Container Port

International Container Terminal Services won a 30-year concession to manage, operate and develop a container terminal in Rijeka, Croatia’s biggest port.

As part of the deal the Philippines-based global ports operator is also acquiring a 51 percent stake in the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal for $21 million from Luka Rijeka, Croatia’s largest marine services company.



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% […]


ILWU Leader Pledges Productivity Gains in Portland

The head of the longshore labor union in Portland, Ore., said Tuesday he will work in “partnership” with a new terminal operator to improve productivity at the Port of Portland.

“We plan on doing the best job that organized labor can do,” Jeff Smith, head of the Portland local of the International Longshore and Warehouse […]


Phillipine Star: ICTSI in Portland

ICTSI signed a 25-year lease with the Port of Portland for the container/breakbulk facility at Terminal 6. Under the agreement, ICTSI will pay $8 million upon closing the deal coupled with annual lease payments of $4.5 million.

ICTSI Oregon is embarking on a massive expansion program aimed a boosting service for both imports and exports […]