PORTLAND, ME, March 11, 2013 (Kennebec Journal) -A strategic partnership between Iceland's largest steamship line and New England's largest railroad is poised to transform the quiet port of Portland into a hub for freight crossing the North Atlantic.
Starting later this month, container ships from Icelandic Steamship Co., also called Eimskip, will be connecting Portland directly with cities as far north as Murmansk, Russia, 125 miles above the Arctic Circle, and as far south as Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe's largest port.Read more
The Port of Baltimore’s long-term strategy appears to be paying off. After weathering the uncertainty from shifting cargo flows, and through the global economic downturn, Baltimore has spent much of the last few years posting record volumes. Container traffic and automobiles are leading the charge, with expectations for further growth ahead, but forest products are also playing a critical role to help Baltimore regain its once enviable dominance on the US East Coast.Read more
Helen Deeble, Chris Bourne and Richard Wootton all feature in 2013 UK list
Helen Deeble, chief executive of P&O Ferries and current president of the UK Chamber of Shipping, has been made a CBE.Read more
Initial reports this morning said the contract extension for the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) was from Dec. 29 to Jan. 28.
Now, the ILA confirmed that the contract extension is until Feb. 6.Read more
The contract deadline was Dec. 29 on the agreement being negotiated by representatives from the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance.Read more
The vote occurred before contract talks opened on Monday in Delray Beach, FL. The deadline for an agreement is Dec. 29. The contract covers 15 East and Gulf Coast ports.Read more
Leaders of the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit agreed to a tentative deal after marathon negotiations that ended late Tuesday. The deal will not become final until it is ratified by the full union membership.Read more