Ports & Terminals

Tentative deal reached for US West Coast ports; relief for trans-Pacific trade

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. Read More »

JAXPORT welcomes consolidation of Crowley’s Jacksonville operations

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors unanimously approved an expanded, long-term lease with Crowley Liner Services Inc., a subsidiary of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, a privately held family and employee-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville and operating here since 1975. Read More »

Kenya to start work on new northern seaport

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kenya will start construction work next month on a long-delayed new port to be built on its northern coast, next to the historic trading town of Lamu, the presidency announced. Read More »

ICTSI names new GM for MICT

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Ghandar as General Manager of its flagship, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). Read More »

Teamsters Port Division reacts to tentative agreement averting West Coast port shut down

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA – Friday evening, West Coast dockworkers represented by the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced a tentative agreement had been reached. The Teamsters Port Division made the following statement: Read More »

Port of Oakland applauds waterfront contract settlement

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The Port of Oakland this evening applauded the tentative agreement of a new longshore labor contract for the West Coast waterfront. At the same time, it called for efforts to accelerate the movement of global container trade. Read More »

AgTC Exec. Director Statement on ILWU PMA Agreement

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

Statement of Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, upon news that agreement has been reached between the PMA and ILWU on a new contract Read More »

FMCS Acting Director Allison Beck on a tentative agreement between the ILWU and PMA

PR Newswire | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Acting Director Allison Beck today issued the following statement on a tentative agreement reached between representatives of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association covering operations at 29 U.S. ports on the Pacific coast Read More »

PMA, ILWU Announce West Coast Waterfront Contract

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

FMCS, Cabinet Secretaries Played Key Roles Read More »

International Transportation Service places order for gantry cranes at Port of Long Beach

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has announced that International Transportation Service, Inc.(ITS), a subsidiary of “K” Line, has placed an order for 4 units of the largest and most modern gantry cranes with PACECO® CORP., a subsidiary of MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. that will install these new 23-row width cranes at ITS’s container terminal at Long Beach. Read More »

Budget forecast holds at the Port of Virginia as seasonal impacts hit in January

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

As forecast, The Port of Virginia in January posted an operating loss, the first one following six consecutive months of positive operating revenue reports. Read More »

ICTSI adds muscle to Manila, Subic operations with new generation reach stackers

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

In response to growing container volumes coming in and out of the island of Luzon, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently deployed new generation reach stackers in its Manila and Subic operations. Read More »

ISS announces new VP Operations – Marine Outsourcing

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, has announced a key addition to its Marine Outsourcing team with the appointment of Tony Carter to VP Operations – Marine Outsourcing. Read More »

Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup issues statement on new pact

AJOT | February 21, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Statement from Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup on today's announcement of a tentative contract agreement for West Coast dock work between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association Read More »

Honda to cut North America output by another 5,000 cars amid port delays

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals

Honda Motor Co said it would continue to adjust production at two North American car factories from Feb. 24 to March 2 due to a parts shortage caused by disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports in the midst of protracted labour talks. Read More »

No deal yet in US West Coast port dispute; talks to continue

Reuters | February 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Shipping executives and union leaders for dock workers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports remained locked in a dispute as talks, brokered by the U.S. labor secretary, headed into a fourth straight day. Read More »

Retailers to Obama: Bring the ILWU and PMA to Washington

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals

NRF issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on the ongoing West Coast port contract negotiations Read More »

Port of Wilmington extends hours to keep pace with volume increases

AJOT | February 20, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is extending its hours at the Port of Wilmington to increase productivity and to keep pace with its volume growth. Read More »

A record year in 2014 for the Port of Baltimore

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

The Maryland Port Administration has announced that 2014 was a record year for key targeted commodities at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals.   Read More »

Labor meeting halts work at Port of Oakland Marine Terminals

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting. That means no gate, yard or vessel work on the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, the Port said.  Vessel operations will stop on the evening shift as well under a month-old suspension of nighttime activity by terminal operators. Read More »