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2014 Media Kit

Ports & Terminals

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Longshore Union’s job actions spread from Pacific Northwest to Southern California

AJOT | November 06, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Escalating its use of orchestrated job actions that have already crippled terminal operations at Pacific Northwest ports, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has now targeted the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by unilaterally refusing to dispatch hundreds of qualified, skilled workers for critically important positions transporting containers in terminal yards at the nation’s largest port complex. Read More »

Specific example of economic injury to the US economy due to West Coast labor dispute

AJOT | November 05, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition notes as the West Coast ports melt down, terminals closing, ships skipping port calls or re-routing, chassis unavailable, truckers limited by endless lines at gates and unreasonable Hours of Service restrictions, we see this is having very real, very immediate injury to the US economy and US agriculture, our most important export. Read More »

Specific Example of Economic Injury to the US Economy Due to West Coast Labor Dispute

AJOT | November 05, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Dry Bulk Port

Here from a potato farmer in the Pacific Northwest, we hope that West Coast labor and management read this, understand the injury they are imposing on the US economy; we hope that the President pays attention and takes action, for the long term threat to US standing in the world is every bit as great as those forces we are fighting overseas. Read More »

Port Everglades Exceeds One-Million TEUs for First Time

AJOT | November 03, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

Port Everglades Exceeds One-Million TEUs for First Time

Broward County’s Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs for the first time in the South Florida seaport’s history, according to preliminary fiscal year 2014 statistics. TEUs are 20-foot equivalent units, the standard measurement for cargo containers. Read More »

Strong growth in Rotterdam’s roll on/roll off figures

AJOT | November 03, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | RoRo Port

In the first nine months of 2014, 15 million tonnes of roll on/ roll off cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, 8% more (+1.1 million tonnes) than in the same period of 2013. This increase is due almost entirely to the growth of the British economy. With annual throughput of around 20 million tonnes, Rotterdam is among the top 3 ferry ports in Western Europe. Read More »

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