CN says Unifor description of company bargaining stance is completely inaccurate

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

CN actually had near-settlement with Unifor on employee matters in December 2014. Binding arbitration proper forum to address Unifor's recently changed bargaining demands Read More »

ASA Welcomes News of Tentative West Coast Ports Labor Deal

AJOT | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached a tentative deal on a new contract late Friday that would resume operations at ports along the west coast. 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 »

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement

AJOT Administrator | February 23, 2015

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have reached a new five-year contract agreement 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 »

Congressional delegation meets Cuba’s heir apparent

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives met Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, marking the first time Cuba's heir apparent to power has received an official American delegation. Read More »

Japan Display in talks with Apple to build iPhone screen plant

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

Japan Display Inc is considering building a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc and is negotiating with the U.S. company for investment in the project, a person familiar with the situation said. Read More »

US sugar refiners challenge deal over Mexico imports

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

A deal to set limits on sugar imports to the United States from Mexico would squeeze U.S. sugar refiners, refiners said, while sugar growers from both countries said the deal should stand. Read More »

Sikorsky willing to supply VVIP helicopters to India

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is keen to sell VVIP transport helicopters to the Indian government, a company executive told Reuters. Read More »

EU and Britain ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine crisis

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | International Trade

The European Union and Britain "sleepwalked" into the Ukraine crisis, failing to grasp its exceptional nature and lacking the ability to read political shifts in Russia, British lawmakers said in a report. 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 »

Louis Berger JV awarded $79 million project management contract for Doha Metro

GlobeNewswire | February 22, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

The Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture has been commissioned by Qatar Railways Company to provide project management consultancy services for all elevated and at-grade sections of the Doha Metro project. The contract is valued at $79 million. Read More »

Recycling Industry’s response to West Coast Ports agreement

GlobeNewswire | February 21, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects

In response to the tentative agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), released the following statement: 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 »