Longshore workers from Oregon and Washington say they get a positive response when they talk about Mitsui’s taxpayer-funded infrastructure upgrades and negative impact on Northwest jobs
VANCOUVER, WA (April 25, 2013) – Washington and Oregon-based longshore workers, locked out of their longtime workplace United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver USA since February [...]
Trade and city leaders on Tuesday kicked off a $83.7 million rail project that is expected to create 340 jobs, have an estimated economic impact of $400 million and move cargo in a more sustainable way.
Officials said the project will be a sustainable one, curbing truck trips on local roads by 2.3 million each [...]
“They’re talking about ports in Mexico being expanded in the years ahead. Those goods, we’d rather not see them go up the congested corridor of Interstate 5 along California’s border or coast. We’d rather see them come up inland, through an area that would be available to carry all this traffic and all [...]
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (left) is shown meeting with China’s President Hu Jintao in August. Morales said after the visit that Chinese officials expressed interest in making the railway project a priority. It’s not immediately clear how much the railway would cost, or how much financial support China might provide. Credit: Xinhua photo by [...]
Leal Sundet, Coast Committeeman for the Coast Longshore Division, has sent this letter to Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson:
September 15, 2011
Via first class mail and fax
Sheriff Mark S. Nelson Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office 312 S.W. 1st Ave. Kelso, WA 98626
I am writing to urge you to change your current [...]
The success of shifting work to inland ports depends on on-time delivery performance of 95% along the distribution chain, while railroad standards are much lower.
Ocean carriers are offering a menu of new services to improve the supply chain efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering cargo from Asia to U.S. inland destinations, shipping [...]
The two Western rail giants, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad Co., are positioning themselves to capitalize on a potential bonanza: The conversion of millions of truckloads mostly moving west of the Mississippi to domestic intermodal service.
Omaha, Neb.-based UP estimates that approximately 11 million truckloads shipped within [...]
Guatemala está en la mira de los inversionistas internacionales como alternativa al Canal de Panamá.
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Las firmas coreanas Hyundai Corporation y Yoochang anunciaron que invertirán dicho monto para restablecer un ferrocarril que enlace los océanos Pacífico y Atlántico.
Guatemala está en la mira de los [...]
Intermodal volume increased 9% year-over-year in Q1 2011 as international volume grew for the fifth straight quarter, posting a solid 9.6% uptick, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). IANA’s Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report also notes that overall domestic intermodal volume also increased during the [...]
Several states are coordinating support for the proposed Canamax rail line.
The route would begin at a potential deep-water port in Punta Colonet, Mexico, where goods from Asia would begin their journey to the Valley before being transformed or sorted and moved again.
The Canamex Corridor Project is a joint project of Arizona, Nevada, [...]
President Obama gave a strong push to a transportation infrastructure program that builds on the 2009 stimulus program to repair roads, re-engineer the rail system and “maintain a world-class logistics network.”
Obama made the remarks Friday as he proclaimed May 15-21 as National Transportation Week, and May 20 as National Defense Transportation Day.
Although such [...]
The port is investing in the rail expansion since export shipping volumes are up 85% over 2009.
The City of Hoquiam will invest $260,000 in the form of a bond to help the Port of Grays Harbor construct an expanded rail loop. One of the larges infrastructure projects in Port history.
Hoquiam Mayor Jack [...]
The Coos Bay Rail Link will connect Oregon's deep-water Coos Bay port with Interstate 5.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will expedite repairs to its rail line between Eugene and the North Spit to accommodate a ‘wood-products-related” customer that asked to have the line open by June 20.
Port CEO Jeff Bishop [...]
The Coos Bay Rail Link, owned by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, is tentatively scheduled to begin partial service in June, provided the port and Reedsport manufacturer, American Bridge, enter into a contract by then, said port spokeswoman Elise Hamner.
The rail line’s rehabilitation is making progress, she said, and full service could [...]
Puget Sound’s container ports are surrounded by hungry sharks, from the Canadian Port of Prince Rupert to all the recently expanded ports on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, all wanting to grab away import cargo.
“The battlegrounds are in the Ohio Valley, the Memphis area, the St. Louis area,” said John Martin, president of [...]