OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 13, 2014 (RISI) -Recovered paper traders did not see improved shipment conditions at congested West Coast ports this week -- especially as Teamsters were picketing today at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to support port workers seeking a new contract.Read more
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2014 (Los Angeles Times) -For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract.
Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising fears that a strike or lockout could close ports up and down the coast and cause economic pain.Read more
North European and the US exporters and importers will face an increase in sea transport costs from January 2015 when a new regulation on marine pollution is implemented, according to maritime consulting firm Drewry.Read more
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has visited the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's Tioga Marine Terminal to officially welcome the cargoes of Fibria Celulose, a major Brazilian pulp and paper company, to the Port of Philadelphia.Read more
Westwood Shipping Lines, headquartered in Puyallup's South Hill Business and Technical Center, will shift its maritime operations from the Port of Seattle's Terminal 5, where it has called since 1983 when it left Tacoma.Read more
After a weather-related slow first quarter start, US box shipments picked up in April, while containerboard inventories showed a more then seasonal 92,000 ton decline, according to the latest industry statistics.
Box shipments totaled 30.712 billion ft2, down 1.2% from a year ago, but 3.5% higher average week, adjusted for one less shipping day this April compared with a year ago, the Fibre Box Assn reported. Year-to-date box shipments were down 0.3% on both an actual and average week basis from the first four months of 2013.Read more
The Port of Antwerp has won the “Port of the Year” award for a second time at the Seafarers’ Welfare Awards organized by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). The award is in recognition of the efforts made on a daily basis by the Antwerp port community on behalf of the many seafarers.Read more