The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has hailed an amazing victory by Spanish dockers to defeat a controversial government plan to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports.
ITF president & chair of the dockers’ section Paddy Crumlin said: “This just shows the power of the dockers in Spain and I congratulate them for making […]
Los trabajadores portuarios españoles están construyendo el apoyo de los hermanos y hermanas sindicales de todo el mundo, incluyendo este grupo de hermanos en Koper, Eslovenia.
La ITF (Federación Internacional de los Trabajadores del Transporte) califica el plan del gobierno español para destripar la normativa portuaria de “descabellado” y un peligro para la posición […]
Spanish dockers are building support from longshore workers around the world, including this group of brothers in Koper, Slovenia.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today described plans by the Spanish government to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports as beyond belief and a danger to Spain’s standing in the world.
ITF president […]
Translated from ‘Fomento liberalizará la contratación de estibadores en los puertos españoles’ in El Pais:
The Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, prepares a decree law for the liberalization of the stevedoring in Spanish ports.
The reason for the modification of the stowage regulation is that there is an obligation to register with […]
From the Loadstar:
Hanjin Shipping said (that) its four main European centres will close this week or early November according to the regulatory filing.
In total, Hanjin operates from some 10 offices in Europe and employs 250-300 people in sales and operational roles – probably many more indirectly, in sub-agencies and service roles.
Hans-Peter Becker, […]
Guatemala’s former president Otto Perez Molina started the approval process for the $225m port project immediately after his election in November 2011.
Guatemala’s former president Otto Perez Molina and his vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, took at least $25m in bribes from a Spanish port company, an anti-corruption commission alleges.
The firm, TCB, won a […]
Turkey-based Yilport Holding has entered into an agreement with Portugal’s Mota-Engil Group and Novo Banco to acquire Tertir, a port management company, in the biggest investment ever by a Turkish company in Portugal.
Under the deal, Yilport Holding will take over the company’s portfolio of port terminals in Portugal, Spain and Peru. Additionally, it will […]
Grup Maritim TCB terminal in Barcelona
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S’s terminal unit said Tuesday it agreed to buy a Spanish rival to expand its port network by almost 20 percent.
APM Terminals will pay an undisclosed sum for Barcelona-based Grup Maritim TCB, thereby adding 11 container terminals to its existing network of 63, the company […]
The Panama Canal Authority said on Tuesday it had asked for an international arbitration panel to review a decision to award US$233 million to the consortium expanding the canal in a dispute over cement quality.
The consortium, led by Spain’s Sacyr and Italy’s Salini Impregilo, and including Belgium’s Jan de Nul and Panama’s CUSA, said […]
According to a confidential cable sent by then-U.S. Ambassador to Panama Barbara Stephenson, Vice President Juan Carlos Varela classified the Panama Canal expansion project as a disaster when lunching with a visiting U.S. Congressional delegation on December 29, 2009. Varela called the consortium in charge of the project – led by Spanish and Italian […]
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) have pledged their support in a meeting on 17 December, for dockworkers in Lisbon who have been under prolonged attack from their government and employers, the ETF said in a media release.
Working conditions for Portuguese dockworkers, particularly those at the port of Lisbon, […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The European Commission on June 20 decided to refer Spain to the European Union Court of Justice regarding its rule on hiring port labor in several Spanish ports.
Currently, cargo-handling companies in these ports, including the ports of Barcelona, Algeciras, Valencia and Bilbao, are not allowed to resort to the […]
Information meetings where held from 8 to 10 am and had a massive turnout. The activity stopped in all the ports except for the minimum services.
Monday morning all Spanish ports held information meetings where union officers explained to their fellow dockworkers the inflexible position adopted by Anesco, in the various meetings that took […]
Hanjin Shipping Company Ltd. will not be building a $300 million container shipping terminal at the Port of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Port Authority Interim CEO Roy Schleicher said Thursday morning.
Weakness in the economy caused the project’s demise, not the 47-foot dredging depth planned for the St. Johns River shipping channel, which Jaxport voted to pursue […]