Honduran authorities circulated this picture from the Oregonian in search of union dockworkers Carlos Alvarado, left, and Glen Galdames, as they picket outside Terminal 6 on March 4. Longshore workers walked off their jobs at the Port of Portland’s container terminal Tuesday in solidarity with the Hondurans, who are members of the SGTM union [...]
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 shut down again Wednesday, this time after a verbal altercation between container-yard employees and longshore workers.
“Today ICTSI and Port supervisors threatened top loader drivers with physical violence, showing once again that ICTSI and the Port are working in collusion against union members,” said ILWU [...]
Honduran dockworkers have suffered massive job losses, violence and militarization of their cargo terminal since ICTSI took over operations at Puerto Cortes in 2013.
This Associated Press article was published in news outlets in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Indiana and beyond:
Labor turmoil continues at the Port of Portland as longshoreman refused to cross [...]
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The West Coast longshore union is blasting a review requested by Gov. John Kitzhaber of conditions at the Port of Portland’s container terminal before it even gets started.
The timing and nature of the longshore statement, which describes the Port’s probe as a case of “the fox guarding the hen house,” [...]
From Progressive Railroading:
“While tonnage was down slightly for the calendar year, the port finished 2013 with one of the highest volume months in recent history with 1.3 million tons handled in December and posted fiscal-year gains at the halfway point that bode well for the year ahead,” Port of Portland officials said in a [...]
[NOTE: Honduran union leader Victor Crespo has been threatened for trying to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with ICTSI, the same terminal operator that took over operations at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in 2010.]
From Morning Star Online:
Killing payback for port collective bargain fight
The father of Honduran trade union leader Victor [...]
From the Columbian:
A keel-laying ceremony Friday afternoon at Vigor Industrial on Portland’s Swan Island marked the start of construction for the first of three new tugboats being built for Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver. The tugs will be the first newly built vessels for the company in nearly 30 years.
Marc Schwartz, Tidewater’s maintenance [...]
In an article titled “Renewed chaos hits Port of Portland terminal as Hanjin Shipping Co., prepares to announce whether its ships will keep calling,” The Oregonian once again points fingers at the men and women who have worked on the docks for decades, despite the clear failures of private terminal operator ICTSI which took over [...]
A plan to allow for the development of a new grain export terminal at the Port of Portland has been cancelled.
Tentative plans for the West Hayden Island project would have included a grain export terminal, an auto processing facility, onsite manufacturing and about 500 acres of natural areas.
To allow for development, however, the [...]
From a Port of Portland news release:
A lengthy and complex process to annex West Hayden Island for a future marine terminal, habitat preservation and recreational amenities came to an end this week when the Port briefed its Commission and informed Portland Mayor Charlie Hales that it is formally withdrawing its consent to annex the [...]
Hayden Island is situated in the Columbia River, between the Ports of Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Port of Portland photo.
A grain shipping terminal developer is shopping around for sites in the Northwest and expressed some interest in the Port of Portland’s West Hayden Island property.
The project developers initially looked at a [...]
ICTSI still has no services agreement with Hanjin and continues with a labor management model that impedes terminal operations
PORTLAND, OR (DECEMBER 13, 2013) – Yesterday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that all of the work associated with maintaining reefers (refrigerated containers) at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland will be assigned to [...]
Excerpts from Transport Topics:
At 4,628,117teu, the Philippines-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc [ICTSI] handled 13% more containers in the first nine months of 2013 than it did in the same period of the previous year, improving its net profit by 22%.
However, Drewry Maritime Equity Research (DMER), which analyses the financial performance [...]
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From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union disputes there’s a slowdown. And committeeman Leal Sundet is not hopeful about negotiations, “I don’t see Hanjin staying in Portland in the short-run,” he said.
“They may come back, they’ve been to Portland [...]
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 [...]