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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.

ILWU wins major organizing victory on the docks in Southern California

ILWU Local 63 organizing victory, October 2017.

From the Dispatcher:

On October 5th, newly organized ILWU members were sworn into Local 63 as part of an on-going campaign to organize the superintendents in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Superintendents from Pasha, Eagle Marine Services (Operations Center), California United Terminals and West Coast Terminal […]

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TOTE to start shipping service from Hawaii to mainland, compete with Matson and Pasha

From the Star Advertiser:

The parent company of interisland cargo carrier Young Brothers Ltd. intends to launch a new shipping service between the mainland and Hawaii that would go head-to-head with two existing competitors, Matson and Pasha, that bring the vast majority of goods to the state.

Tote Maritime, a subsidiary of Young Brothers owner […]

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Pasha expanding auto shipments at Port of Grays Harbor

ILWU Local 24 joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Pasha facility in Grays Harbor, Washington. Photo credit: The Daily World

From The Daily World:

Automotive import group Pasha is growing its business at the company’s Port of Grays Harbor facility, expanding its shipments of Chrysler vehicles by about 500 per month and adding another […]

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Port of San Francisco welcomes Pasha Automotive Services to Pier 80

The ILWU Local 10 Drill Team performed August 22, 2016 at the inauguration of the Pasha terminal at Pier 80 in San Francisco.

First ship calls to unload automobiles and boats transforming Pier 80 from an underutilized asset to a thriving marine terminal

The Port of San Francisco today welcomed Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), […]

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Port of San Francisco welcomes Pasha Automotive Services to Pier 80

From the Port of San Francisco:

The Port and Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) will hold an opening ceremony and media event to inaugurate the transformation of Pier 80 from an underutilized asset to a thriving marine terminal, creating significant economic and employment benefits for San Francisco.

Join us to celebrate the arrival of the […]

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ILWU to gain auto, break bulk jobs at San Francisco's Pier 80

From an article titled ‘Auto importer to help Pier 80 roar back to life’ in the San Francisco Chronicle:

For the first time in years, San Francisco’s Pier 80 will revert to its intended purpose: a working cargo terminal.

The Port of San Francisco has reached a deal with Pasha Automotive Services, which will […]

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Matson profit jumps 46 percent

Hawaii’s largest ocean cargo transportation company had a record profit last year, earning more than $103 million.

Honolulu-based Matson announced Tuesday that its earnings last year were up 46 percent from $70.8 million the previous year. The company managed to hit a record year even after reporting a lower fourth-quarter income in 2015 than in […]

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Port of Long Beach closes temporary container yard

With the looming closure at the end of this month of the temporary storage depot at the The Port of Long Beach Terminal Island parcel known as “Pier S,” Harbor Department officials will begin a process to solicit input on potential uses from industry, environmental groups and the community.

The temporary depot has been operated […]

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Pasha’s acquisition of Horizon’s Hawaii business completed

From a Pasha Group news release:

The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines, Inc. (Horizon) was completed this week. The Pasha Group, one of the nation’s leading Jones Act shipping and integrated logistics companies, has served the Hawaii market for more than 50 years, adding roll-on/roll-off liner service between the […]

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Pasha Hawaii gains second ConRo vessel

VT Halter Marine has delivered the M/V Marjorie C combination container and roll-on / roll-off (ConRo) vessel to Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii. The Marjorie C ConRo vessel was designed by Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia and built by VT Halter Marine. Courtesy of Pasha Hawaii.

Marjorie C will join its sister ship M/V Jean Anne, also […]

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DOJ okays Pasha’s acquisition of Horizon’s Hawaii business

The Pasha Group says that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared its acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines, Inc. (Horizon). This paves the way for an anticipated final closing before the end of the second quarter.

In becoming part of Pasha, Horizon’s Hawaii business will operate alongside Pasha Hawaii’s existing […]

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Temporary staging area to handle Port of Long Beach backlog for another 6 months

The 30-acre depot, which was first approved by the commission Nov. 13, was set to expire March 31. But faced with a massive inventory that will take about three months to clear, officials felt the extension of the depot was necessary.

From the Long Beach Press Telegram:

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners […]

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LA Lesson on Congestion

Excerpts from Port Technology:

Under ‘Peel Off’ import containers loaded with goods belonging to high-volume shippers are stacked together in a block upon arrival at the port.

The terminals expedite trucks through their gates to retrieve the containers and deliver them to the near-dock yard where they are sorted.

The same trucks loop back to […]

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Free-flow container operation launched in Port of Los Angeles

From the Journal of Commerce:

The Port of Los Angeles is teaming up with terminal operators and a harbor drayage company to launch a container free-flow operation aimed at reducing congestion at the largest U.S. port while deliverinhttp://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2015/03/free-flow-container-operation-launched-in-port-of-los-angeles/g import loads to retailers and other large shippers quickly and efficiently.

“I am confident we will see […]

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Port of Long Beach opens depot for temporary storage of empty containers

A depot to temporarily store empty containers and alleviate ongoing congestion at the nation’s second busiest seaport is now open, Port of Long Beach officials said Monday.

The 30-acre facility on Pier S, which will run at least until March 31, opened Monday to serve as a temporarily solution for dealing with bottlenecks at the […]

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