The ILWU Coast Longshore Division mourns the loss of Manuel “Manny” Stimson, age 78, who worked on the docks for five decades. From the San Jose Mercury News:
Monthly container volumes at the Port of Oakland surged more than 12 percent in February 2013, as shippers in Asia increasingly moved goods West prior to the start of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Oakland terminals moved a total of 187,701 TEUs in February, a leap of 12.5 percent from the same month in 2012. The [...]
Excerpts from the San Francisco Bay Guardian:
The filings make it clear that the FBI was not only spying on the Occupy movement but was sharing data with local law-enforcement agencies — and at some point may have classified some part of the Occupy movement as international terrorists.
The Guardian and the ACLU have been [...]
Hapag-Lloyd has announced changes in port rotation for its WAS and WAN services between the U.S. West Coast and Australasia.
The WAS service rotation, Loop 1, will be as follows: Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney; Tauranga, New Zealand; Papeete, French Polynesia; Ensenada, Mexico; and back to Oakland.
The WAN [...]
From the Maritime Professional blog:
Unexpected problems bedevil the Stockton barge project
Proposed as a commendable alternative to the 1600 trucks each day on the freeway between the bay and Sacramento, [the marine highway] was designed to shuttle two barges between Stockton, Oakland and Sacramento, with loading done [...]
Union workers announced Saturday they had voted yes to ratify a no concessions, four-year contract with the Port of Oakland after the workers went on strike last month.
The next step for SEIU Local 1021 workers is to have the contract go to the Board of Port Commissioners for approval. Some of the tentative agreements [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Striking office clerical workers and their employers agreed Tuesday to accept federal mediation in an attempt to end the week-long strike that has crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Dozens of trade and transportation groups have pleaded with negotiators to accept mediation in a dispute that [...]
Striking workers brought operations to a halt at gates to the Port of Oakland this morning, leaving more than 100 trucks lined up waiting to get in.
SEIU Local 1021 and the port have been trying for months to negotiate a new contract to cover just over 220 workers. Those workers include, among other staff, [...]
The Port of Oakland’s executive director retired Monday as he was becoming increasingly embroiled in a scandal in which $4,500 in public funds were used for a party at a strip club.
Omar Benjamin and Maritime Director James Kwon had been on paid administrative leave since mid-October. In a news release issued Monday night, [...]
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