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.

Philippine port operator ICTSI sails into Papua New Guinea

Excerpts from Asia Nikkei:

ICTSI is no longer running the Port of Portland, but it is looking for footholds in other overseas markets.

International Container Terminal Services has bagged contracts to run two new ports in Papua New Guinea, as the Philippine company moves to build up its emerging-market portfolio.

Papua New Guinea is the […]


ICTSI and Port of Portland splitsville

Excerpts from the Portland Tribune article subtitled ‘Terminal 6 lease terminated early; Elvis has left the building’:

The deadlock at the Port of Portland’s underused Terminal 6 just got a little closer to ending.

The Port and the company that runs the Terminal, ICTSI Oregon, have parted ways.

The two have mutually agreed to terminate […]


Striking Santos dockers accuse terminals of using foreign labor

Striking dockworkers at the Port of Santos, Brazil.

From Journal of Commerce:

Angry dockers in Santos that are disrupting operations at four Santos container terminals have stepped up their rhetoric ahead of a decision from a regional labor court by claiming foreign workers are handling cargo.

A statement from a lawyer representing Sindestiva said […]


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 […]


ICTSI buys Mexican port firm for $55m

International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Thursday it acquired a Mexico-based container terminal operator for $55.4 million to expand its presence overseas.

ICTSI, the Philippines’ largest port operator controlled by businessman Enrique Razon, said it purchased 100 percent of Terminal Maritima de Tuxpan SA de CV from Mexico’s logistics and transportation company Grupo TMM SAB […]


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 […]


Powder keg at the ports

In an editorial earlier this month, the Journal of Commerce outlined the numerous factors of congestion at West Coast and global ports. Excerpts:

For some, one-time factors such as the Manila truck restrictions and West Coast longshore negotiations can be dismissed as events that create short-term disruption, but, in fact, those two examples only served […]


Cargo containers jam ICTSI’s Manila docks amid truck ban

Cargo containers filled with goods from toys to electronics are piling up on Manila’s docks as a rush-hour truck ban threatens to dent growth in the Philippines, Southeast Asia’s fastest-expanding economy.

Incoming cargo boxes have lingered at International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICT)’s 100-hectare port facility an average of 10 days — up from the […]


Six workers hurt in protest vs ICTSI's armed guards in Manila

The daughter of a union leader reports her father was hit in the face with a truncheon, also known as a billy club, while peacefully handing out fliers at ICTSI’s terminal in Manila. ICTSI is the private terminal operator that’s behind ongoing problems at Portland’s Terminal 6. Honduran union dockworkers have reported violence at […]


Philippines’ ICTSI to invest $130 mln in Iraq port deal

The Philippines’ International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) said on Thursday it had agreed to operate, develop and expand Iraq’s largest port facilities and invest $130 million in the first phase of the deal.

ICTSI, owned by the Philippines’ fourth-richest person Enrique Razon, operates the Southeast Asian country’s biggest ports and has terminal concessions and […]


Unions shame Turkish PM with worldwide actions

Turkish union members and other protesters are suffering a heavy-handed response from the government.

British trade unions, the TUC (Trades Union Congress) and Turkish community groups will be among those joining the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) in London tomorrow to protest at the savage repression taking place in Istanbul. The UK action is […]