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PMA Requests FMCS Intervention in Labor Talks

Dec 23, 2014

FMCS Statement on Labor Negotiations Between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) And the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA):The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced today that it has received…

US Shippers, West Coast Dockworkers Union Resume Contract Talks

Dec 18, 2014

Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports resumed contract talks with the union for dockworkers on Thursday, as cargo backups continued at the ports, a representative for the labor group said. Officials…

PMA Says Port Contract Remains Distant

Dec 17, 2014

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued a statement today regarding the status of contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), stating parties are still far from reaching a deal. “Statements and…

Obama Urged to Help Resolve Port Negotiations

Dec 17, 2014

In a letter today to President Barack Obama, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) urged the president to take the necessary steps to assign federal mediators to help resolve the ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)…

BC Proposes Fair Wages for Port Truckers

Dec 16, 2014

The Government of British Columbia said it has listened to the truckers serving Port Metro Vancouver and has released its proposed rate structure, which will soon be brought into force, providing fair wages for these truckers plus other improvements moving forward…

McDonald's Japan Rations Fries as U.S. Port Labor Dispute Continues

Dec 16, 2014

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports.The fast-food chain said it was importing more than 1…

Slow Progress in US West Coast Port Talks

Dec 15, 2014

The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups…

ISS Names Schollaert as Executive VP

Dec 11, 2014

Steve Schollaert has been appointed as Executive Vice President for North America region at Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the company announced.Schollaert joins ISS with experience at American President Lines (APL) where he held senior…

AAPA: FY’15 ‘Cromnibus’ Bill Supports Ports

Dec 10, 2014

Significant increases seen for Corps’ seaport programs & EPA’s DERA grants.In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late yesterday, the American Association…

Vankorneft Starts Suzan Pipeline Construction

Dec 09, 2014

Vankorneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft, in compliance with the program of Suzun field development started construction of pressure oil pipeline to connect Suzun and Vankor oil fields. Total length of the oil pipeline will be 101 km.The project…

Maersk, Hamburg Sud Lead Reliability Rankings

Dec 09, 2014

Maersk Line and Hamburg Sud are ranked as the two most reliable container shipping carriers, according to performance rankings published in the new online version of the Carrier Performance Insight ( published by shipping consultancy Drewry…

Errors Result in Claims Against Ship Agents

Dec 08, 2014

Careless errors by ship agents are resulting in costly claims, according to ITIC.In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a ship agent which incorrectly calculated two pro-forma invoices in respect of port dues, using the cheaper rate for a cargo of malt…

Arctic Pipeline being Built from Messoyakhinskoe

Dec 08, 2014

Messoyakhneftegaz has began building a pressurized pipeline from the Messoyakhinskoe group of deposits, located to the north of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, to the main Arctic Circle-Purpe pipeline system.The oil pipeline with a maximum…

New Gas Pipeline To Turkey

Dec 03, 2014

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation yesterday, signed in Ankara a Memorandum of Understanding on constructing an offshore gas pipeline across the Black Sea towards Turkey…

Crowley Announces Key Promotions FLA, NJ

Dec 01, 2014

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Puerto Rico liner services group has announced that Ken Orben is being promoted to general manager of terminal operations in Jacksonville, Fla., and Karen Dempsey is being promoted to director of port operations in Pennsauken…

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