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.

NW Seaport Alliance relaunches drayage app

From Maritime Executive:

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has relaunched a mobile application to help speed the flow of cargo along local freight corridors. The app, DrayQ, is designed to give truck drivers real-time information about wait times in and around cargo terminals, plus instant access to traffic camera views.

When DrayQ first launched at NWSA […]


Maersk applies new IT security systems after malware attack

From The Star:

Moller-Maersk said on July 20 that its anti-virus software was not effective against a new type of malware that hit the Danish shipping giant last month, but said further protective measures have now been put in place.

Maersk also said that while operations and communications were significantly affected by the virus attack, […]


Global shipping giant Maersk is reeling from ransomware fallout

From Reuters:

Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk [three] days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by […]


Port of Oakland announces new app for truckers

FYI from a Port of Oakland news release:

Port of Oakland Press Releases, Seaport May 18th, 2016

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2016: A groundbreaking mobile phone app developed for the Port of Oakland to aid harbor truckers is now live. The Port said today its DrayQ feature is available at Apple and Google app […]


ICTSI launches MICT mobile app

From an ICTSI news release:

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has launched a mobile application that allows customers of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to monitor their containers in real-time while on the go.

Available for iOS and Android users, the MICT mobile app is designed to deliver information right at the port […]


ICTSI rolls out online container booking system

From an ICTSI news release published at the American Journal of Transportation:

International Container Terminal Services, Inc., (ICTSI) the largest port operator in the Philippines has rolled out at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) the online container booking system, the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS).

Booking an appointment can be done within minutes through […]


Gavilon launches new portal for producers to personalize their grain experience

Gavilon news release:

Gavilon Grain, LLC has announced that it has launched a new web service, myGavilon, that allows customers to personalize their grain experience. Producers are able to access all of their transactions (i.e., balances, contracts and tickets) as well as weather, cash bid and futures market information all in one place.

“Producers […]


Maersk Line to track refrigerated containers with AT&T technology

From the Wall Street Journal:

Maersk Line, a unit of Danish shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk , said it would equip 290,000 of its refrigerated containers, known in the industry as reefer boxes, with the AT&T technology. The containers will be equipped with a temperature SIM card, a GPS unit and a radio and […]


Port of LA to test 'Uber'-like Cargomatic service

The Port of Los Angeles, the largest U.S. container cargo facility, announced testing of a load-matching service that is designed to speed container cargo shipments through the port.

Cargomatic markets its highway shipment approach as similar to Uber’s ride-sharing service. The port service, known as Cargomatic “Free Flow,” is designed for participation by any cargo […]


ICTSI updates online container tracking system

From a news release:

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) flagship, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), updated Track and Trace, an online container tracking system developed in-house for MICT customers, to version 4.0, the company said in its press release.

Version 4.0 features the new email notification function that delivers container movement updates straight to […]


Report: Port of Los Angeles set for automation upgrade

From World Maritime News:

One of the busiest container ports in the U.S., Los Angeles is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009 so as to refinance debt and revamp port facilities, writes Bloomberg citing bond documents.

The announcement comes after a deadlock on contract talks between longshore workers and shippers.

The […]


APM Terminals exercises option for 22 ARMGs

From Port News:

Maasvlakte, Netherlands

APM Terminals concluded a contract with Austrian-based crane manufacturer Hans Kuenz GmbH in combination with ABB of Sweden for an additional 22 Automated Rail – Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs), the company said in its press release. The order will bolster the yard operation for Phase I of the new […]


Coast Caucus concludes with priorities and a plan for Longshore contract negotiations

ILWU Longshore Caucus Delegates, March 2014

The 90 delegates and dozens of pensioners who gathered in San Francisco for the Coast Longshore Division Caucus concluded their two week meeting on March 7 after adopting an approach to negotiations for a new Longshore & Clerks Contract that expires on June 30.

Resolutions set the agenda



DP’s semi-automated system goes live in Brisbane

The $250 million investment at the Port of Brisbane went live with the servicing of the Kota Lestari vessel on February 5 and 6. The vessel is the first to be stevedored using a new semi-automated container handling operation.

Under the new system, manned shuttle carriers transfer containers from the quay crane to a waterside […]


ICTSI streamlines Manila manpower

From Port Strategy:

International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) flagship operation, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), has implemented a new workforce management system to improve manpower deployment.

The new Microster Workforce Management Solution aims at optimizing “employee rostering”, enhancing the workforce environment, and improving management’s decision-making abilities.

ICTSI says Microster has advanced capabilities such as accessing […]