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Philippine port operator ICTSI sails into Papua New Guinea

Excerpts from Asia Nikkei:

ICTSI is no longer running the Port of Portland, but it is looking for footholds in other overseas markets.

International Container Terminal Services has bagged contracts to run two new ports in Papua New Guinea, as the Philippine company moves to build up its emerging-market portfolio.

Papua New Guinea is the […]

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Port of Everett takes a ‘big beating’ with cargo decline

Lower oil prices, a weaker Chinese economy and trade sanctions with Russia are contributing to less cargo passing through the Port of Everett this year.

While a decline had been expected, it was greater than what port officials had forecast because of a dramatic drop in cargo for oil projects in Alaska and Canada.

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Maritime union leaders gather in Papua New Guinea to initiate new federation

[Note: You can listen to this story’s interview with Paddy Crumlin, General Secretary of the MUA and President of the International Federation of Transport Workers, at this link.]

Paddy Crumlin

Transport union leaders from across the Asia Pacific are taking the first steps towards forming a regional grouping.

The move is being spearheaded by […]

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ITF women’s leadership conference sends solidarity message to Longview

The following was message of solidarity was sent on September 29 as longshore workers from around the world gathered in Baltimore:

We, the women union leaders attending the ITF Women’s Leadership, Strategy and Organising Conference, want to express our support for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the struggle for their union jobs at […]

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