The Benefits of Water Injection Dredging for U.S. Ports
HDR Senior Dredging Engineer Joe Wagner, P.E., D.NE, BCEE, explains the technique, how to determine whether it’s a good fit for a port and shares examples from where it’s been used.
Can a book written about the 1960s negotiations offer a path to a new ILWU-PMA agreement?
In 2023, resistance to automation is a factor delaying a new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). It is instructive to recall that back in 1960 the ILWU, under its founding President Harry Bridges, helped trail-blaze mechanization (and containerization) at U.S. West Coast ports.
Temporary shutdown at Ports LA and Long Beach spark escalation concerns
On April 7th, the twenty-four-hour shutdown of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach sparked concerns by U.S. agricultural exporters that such stoppages could...
Not Boxed-Out
Developments and opportunities in the container terminal business, from automation to Altasia to more Asian
Backed by Amazon & CBRE, Forum Mobility is building harbor truck charging stations in California
The venture is supported by a new $400 million joint venture, led by the commercial real estate company CBRE. In addition, Homecoming Capital provided $100 million.
AGTC’s Friedmann says lack of ILWU-PMA contract could be “dangerous, permanent”
Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC) Executive Director Peter Friedmann has again warned that the lack of a West Coast labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) could be “dangerous” and “permanent.”
10 reasons the energy mix matters now more than ever
As the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions gains momentum, the undercurrent of seismic cultural shifts is creating a challenging business landscape for energy companies to flourish. Indeed, varied energy-specific concerns continue to dominate the news cycle—both intra-industry related to technology modernization, scalability, adaptability, generational recruitment and more as well as environmental, societal, and cultural issues of consumer resonance.
Green revolution taps copper and aluminum
Will there be enough copper and aluminum for all that construction? And what’s going to happen to prices?
Port of Busan will open its first automated terminal In 2023 using Korean cranes
The Busan Port Authority (BPA) expects to open its first totally automated container terminal in the latter part of 2023 and feature ship to shore cranes built in Korea.
Korea Development Bank is selling HMM
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) has begun the process of selling “management rights” for Korean ocean carrier HMM...

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