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Labor board upholds ruling against ILWU at Portland’s Terminal 6

The National Labor Relations Board has upheld the August 2013 ruling of an administrative judge that ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, ILWU Local 8, and ILWU Local 40 to cease and desist from a variety of activities at Terminal 6 in Portland that violate federal labor laws.  More...

Port of Oakland receives EPA award to upgrade equipment

The Port of Oakland has received $277,885 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to upgrade cargo-handling equipment and reduce exhaust emissions at its TraPac marine terminal, according to a port statement. More...

Panama Canal update on leaks in third set of locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it has received updated information from Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the third set of locks, regarding the localized seepage found in the concrete sill between the lower and middle chamber of the canal's expanded Pacific Locks.  More...

Matson announces production of container ships for Hawaii service

Matson, Inc. announced the start of production on two new "Aloha Class" containerships designed specifically
for Hawaii service, with greater capacity and green technology features. After a small ceremony at Aker
Philadelphia Shipyard in Pennsylvania, the cutting of steel plates began, initiating the construction work to
build both ships.  More...

Container ship missing near Bahamas after hurricane

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 735-foot cargo ship with 33-crewmembers aboard that was reported to be caught in powerful Hurricane Joaquin near Crooked Island, Bahamas.  More...

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Ocean Trade and the China Factor

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

China’s well-documented economic slowdown and currency exchange rate steps could indicate the country is slipping into a recession that could tip the world’s economy into a recession — and that would mean tough times ahead for ocean shipping.

One problem that is almost always in play when...  More...

Capitol Watch: The Bell is Ringing – Recess is Over

By Anna Denecke, Associate, Blakey & Agnew, LLC

It seems like just yesterday we were waving Members of Congress au revoir as they set off for August recess. Suddenly it’s already September, and in just a few short days lawmakers will return to Washington. When they do, they’ll face a lengthy to-do list that includes, among many other big-ticket...  More...

Trade Agreements Mean Business

By William DiBenedetto, CBN Feature Editor

The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will be a big deal for trade in the Pacific Rim, if it ever actually gets implemented in our lifetime.

It’s been nearly six years since the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam launched TPP negotiations in March 2010. Malaysia, Mexico...  More...

Latest News Releases

October 1, 2015: WORLDWIDE INNOVATION: The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is the first container ship ever to have in-‐built connected container technology thanks to the Group’s partnership with TRAXENS

October 1, 2015: Eddie Stobart Announces New Base at DP World London Gateway

October 1, 2015: Lift Off Distribution Improves Delivery Efficiency with Descartes’ Route Planning Solution
September 30, 2015: Technology Innovations to Transform Competitive Landscape in Global Freight Forwarding Market

September 30, 2015: The Northwest Seaport Alliance: Hearing examiner rules Foss Maritime use permitted at Terminal 5

September 30, 2015: Liebherr Delivers First LHM 800

September 29, 2015: Seaspan Bulks Up Investment in BC’s Marine Sector
September 29, 2015: Cargotec's Kalmar signs major further automation contract with VICT in Australia

September 29, 2015: Drewry: East-West shippers see a sharp decline in their contract rates

September 29, 2015: UTi Pilots Quality Process Optimization in China to Improve Performance and Client Satisfaction

September 25, 2015: Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires TIMM AS.
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