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.

Worker dies after getting trapped in cable drum atop a crane at PSA terminal

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the victim. An Injury to One is an Injury to All.

From the Straits Times:

A 33-year-old man died at PSA’s Keppel terminal on Wednesday (Sept 20) morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the rescue incident at about 10.20am. It […]


PSA sees opportunities in Latin America

Global container terminal operator PSA International’s head for Latin America Enno Koll is confident that the region offers opportunities to port operators now that the Panama Canal expansion inauguration is less than 10 months away.

“Increased consumption is likely to lead to more transshipment and destination cargoes. We see certain countries on the West Coast […]


Container terminal sector experiencing change with a new breed of operator

From the Loadstar:

A new breed of international container terminal operators has emerged over the past few years to challenge established companies which have traditionally dominated the sector.

Localised players, such as ICTSI, SSA Marine, Eurogate and HHLA, have always had particular strengths in certain areas, but for almost a decade the container terminal operating […]


Cuba bids to lure foreign investment with new port and trade zone

The Mariel container terminal and logistical rail and highway support, a $900 million project, is largely being financed by Brazil and built in conjunction with Brazil’s Grupo Odebrecht SA. The container facility will be operated by Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte Ltd. The terminal is scheduled to open in January.

Cuba published rules and […]


Brazil: 50 ports to be privatized

Singapore state-run port terminal operator PSA has informed Brazil’s ports minister Leônidas Cristino of its plan to participate in upcoming port terminal concession tenders, according to a special ports department SEP release.

In July, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff revealed the first 50 port terminals to be tendered to the private sector under the country’s new […]


Victory for Indian port truckers after three-year ‘bloody struggle’

Transport and Dockworkers' Union in India, ITF photo from Day of Action in October 2010

Truck drivers at the Gateway Terminals India (GTI) container terminal in Mumbai have been guaranteed decent pay and working conditions, following a three-year struggle to secure a collective bargaining agreement with the port operator.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation […]


PSA-ABG team set to get India’s biggest container terminal deal

JN's port’s fourth terminal will have a capacity to handle four million standard containers a year

A consortium led by PSA International Pte Ltd, the world’s second biggest container port operator, has emerged the highest bidder to build India’s largest container terminal yet, by capacity and cost, at the Jawaharlal Nehru port, or JN […]