Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

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

World Shipping Council’s Koch Predicts “Very Challenging” 2016

Ocean carriers - and by extension, shippers - will be facing “very challenging and competitive” conditions in 2016, according to Christopher Koch, Senior Advisor at the World Shipping Council.

Nov 24, 2015View Full Blog

Book Review: Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor

Terminal Island is a largely artificial island located in Los Angeles County, California, between the city of Los Angeles and the city of Long Beach.

Nov 17, 2015View Full Blog

Teamsters expand Labor actions at ports of LA/LB

The Teamsters Union has expanded labor actions from its on-going strike at Pacific 9 Transportation to include three other harbor trucking companies serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to Barb Maynard, spokeswoman for the Teamsters Port Division.

Nov 02, 2015View Full Blog

Southern California Teamsters seek “employee” recognition for harbor truckers

A watershed battle between the Teamsters Union and Pacific 9 Transportation in Southern California may be the tipping point in the union’s efforts to force harbor-trucking companies to reclassify drivers from independent contractors to employees.

Sep 30, 2015View Full Blog

Review: “Port Town” a history of Port of Long Beach

f you are looking for a Christmas present for that special someone who works in the U.S. maritime or port related industries, then the new book Port Town, published by the Port of Long Beach, will be a good investment.

Sep 10, 2015View Full Blog

AG exporters demand change from PMA and ILWU

Agricultural exporters and truckers attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) annual meeting in San Francisco expressed anger and frustration about losses and delays incurred during the recent cargo handling slow down at West Coast ports.

Jul 03, 2015View Full Blog