A watershed battle between the Teamsters Union and Pacific 9 Transportation in Southern California may be the tipping point in the union’s efforts to force harbor-trucking companies to reclassify drivers from independent contractors to employees.
f you are looking for a Christmas present for that special someone who works in the U.S. maritime or port related industries, then the new book Port Town, published by the Port of Long Beach, will be a good investment.
Refrigerated cargo is a rapidly growing business for the SCPA, primarily through exports of poultry and agriculture products. Refrigerated cargo volumes increased 35% from 2011 to 2014 (calendar years).
A new era has been launched at the deep water Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia with the arrival on August 3 of the CMA CGM Vivaldi at Halterm International Container Terminal. The 8478-TEU, 334-metre long Vivaldi is the largest container vessel to berth at Halterm and on Canada’s East Coast. Up till now, the biggest container vessels calling at Halifax were in the 7500-TEU range.
Back in 2010, ironically about the same time as Greece agreed to the EU backed bailout program, “Get him to the Greek” was a rock (hardly Greek) comedy. But at this moment in time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and indeed most of the leaders in the EU [especially Francois Hollande, President of France], would simply like to get past the Greeks and move on.
Agricultural exporters and truckers attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) annual meeting in San Francisco expressed anger and frustration about losses and delays incurred during the recent cargo handling slow down at West Coast ports.