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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.

Leaders from SF, LA, other disaster-prone cities look to Houston for real-life lessons

San Francisco’s seawall is prone to collapse in an earthquake. Though the Port is working to engineer a solution, a fix is likely still years away.

Excerpts from SF gate:

Cities across the country that live with the threat of disaster — from earthquakes in San Francisco to hurricanes in Miami — are anxiously […]

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Port of San Francisco looks for new tenant for shipyard

The Port of San Francisco is circulating a Request for Proposals seeking a partner to lease the shipyard at the port’s Pier 70.

The shipyard operated as BAE Ship Repair until January when it was taken over Tacoma, WA, based Puglia Engineering, only to close in May.

Now the port appears to have resolved a […]

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Mayor Lee appoints Elaine Forbes as Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco

Elaine Forbes

San Francisco Mayor Mayor Ed Lee has appointed Elaine Forbes as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco. Forbes has been Interim Director of the Port since March 2016.

“Our waterfront is a place for all San Francisco residents and diverse communities, businesses and visitors,” said Port Commission President Willie […]

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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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Study: Big earthquake could severely damage San Francisco’s waterfront

The seawall has a pyramid shape that runs the length of the Embarcadero, and it’s made up of rocks that were dumped into the Bay starting in the 19th century.

There is growing evidence that a big earthquake could severely damage San Francisco’s waterfront. Now, a new study claims the city’s aging seawall is […]

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Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission pick sails through board committee

From the San Francisco Examiner:

Eleni Kounalakis

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission appointment to fill the seat vacated by his previous controversial pick, Mel Murphy, sailed through the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee on Thursday.

Eleni Kounalakis, if ultimately confirmed by the full board in two weeks, would serve on the five-member Port Commission, filling […]

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Port of San Francisco, BAE Systems forge new 20-year ship repair lease

The San Francisco Port Commission executed a new 20-year lease agreement with BAE Systems for maritime ship repair that will sustain San Francisco’s 150-year tradition of shipbuilding and repair. The agreement includes a provision that could extend shipyard operations through 2045.

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair currently leases the port’s Pier 70 shipyard and […]

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Port of San Francisco extends shipyard/repair another 20 years

The San Francisco Port Commission has executed a new 20-year lease agreement with BAE Systems for maritime ship repair that will sustain San Francisco’s 150-year tradition of shipbuilding and repair. The agreement includes a provision that could extend shipyard operations through 2045.

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair currently leases the Port’s Pier 70 shipyard […]

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S.F.’s new cruise ship terminal, named for former ILWU leader, sees first ship arrival

Jimmy Herman, former International President of the ILWU

The newest dock of the bay – San Francisco’s handsome $100 million new cruise ship terminal – opened for business Thursday when giant ship Crown Princess, big as a castle and white as a wedding cake, tied up just after 7 in the morning.

There was no […]

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Philippine Ports Authority, Port of San Francisco Commission sign up as sister-ports

State-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has entered an agreement with the Port of San Francisco Commission to boost trade between the two countries.

Under the proposed partnership, both parties will share general information, policies and best practices on port planning and building, management and operations, information technology, personnel training, environmental protection measures, safety and security, […]

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Push to ban fossil fuels at S.F. Port clears hurdle

San Francisco’s once-busy Port hasn’t handled fossil fuels — like coal and crude oil — since the 1960s. And if environmentalists have their way, the Port of San Francisco will never see a fossil fuel again.

The City’s Environment Commission passed a resolution Thursday urging the Port to close its docks to the future possibility […]

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Cruise season beginning in Seattle: More than 800,000 travelers expected

The Port of Seattle expects to retain its title as the largest cruise ship port on the U.S. West Coast this year with the port playing host to some 805,000 cruise passengers and 178 ship calls.

The first ships of the season, Holland America’s ms Westerdam and Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess, kicked off the summer […]

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San Francisco Port celebration includes ILWU

Loud & proud: ILWU Local 10’s Drill Team was invited by the Port to perform their snappy routine on April 28th.

ILWU members were a prominent part of the Port’s 150th Anniversary celebrations held during the month of April.

Locals 10, 34, 75, and the IBU sponsored the ILWU 1934 and 1948 educational […]

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