Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

Port of Long Beach: After Slangerup

The departure of Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup comes at a time when the port is facing a number of challenges related to the downturn in international trade, the cost of capital improvement projects and the implementation of a new energy program.

Sep 13, 2016 • (0) CommentsView Full Blog

Hanjin Bankruptcy Will Have Global Impact

The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Company will have long-term disruptions within the global supply chain and freight rates for imported containers to the United States may rise as much as 54%, according to one report.

Sep 02, 2016View Full Blog

PMSA Says California Must “Accelerate Public Investments” To Meet Sustainable Freight Goals

California’s recently announced Sustainable Freight Action Plan calls for truck, rail and waterborne transportation to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by 2030, and will require California to “accelerate public investments” in the maritime, trucking and rail sectors, according to the Pacific Merchants Shipping Association (PMSA).

Aug 25, 2016View Full Blog

PMA/ILWU Will Discuss Contract Extension

In a potential breakthrough for Pacific Coast labor peace, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that it will begin discussions with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to extend the current PMA/ILWU contract which expires in 2019.

Aug 12, 2016View Full Blog

Helen Bentley: Waterfront Rocky

Former Republican Congresswoman Helen Bentley, who died on August 6that the age of 92 years old, was a leading proponent of the U.S. Merchant Marine, the Jones Act, the Port of Baltimore and an outspoken opponent of U.S. trade deals that she believed outsourced U.S. jobs and technology.

Aug 08, 2016View Full Blog

Teamsters Call On Ports Of LA/Long Beach To Ban Trucking Companies Who “Misclassify” Drivers

Fred Potter, director of the Teamsters Union Port Division, in an interview with AJOT said the Teamsters are calling on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to “ban trucking companies from Port property when they illegally misclassify truck drivers” as independent contractors.

Jun 03, 2016View Full Blog

Port of Stockton Gets Rating Upgrade From Moody’s

The Port of Stockton was awarded a rating upgrade by Moody’s in recognition of improved revenues and lower debt on March 28th.

Mar 31, 2016View Full Blog

Any solace in SOLAS stunner?

The admission was stunning - the US Coast Guard saying it will not enforce the new international container weight rule has raised serious doubts as to whether the rule, scheduled to go into effect on July 1, can now be enforced.

Mar 03, 2016View Full Blog

Safmarine, CEO Looks Toward Brighter Future

David Williams, president and CEO of Safmarine a Maersk company told AJOT he is cautiously optimistic that the company's trade related to Africa and West Central Asia, will recover from the current slowdown and increase to 4% per annum by 2020.

Mar 03, 2016View Full Blog

Oakland Port Director Sees No Impact From Ports America Exit

In State of the Port speech, Oakland Port Director Chris Lytle says he expects no negative impact from the departure of stevedoring giant Ports America from the Port of Oakland.

Jan 22, 2016View Full Blog