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PMA’S Mckenna hopeful about ILWU contract negotiations but admits nobody knows for sure
Jim McKenna, president and CEO Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), is hopeful that contract negotiations set to begin with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will avoid a work stoppage.
CCM’s CEO Mike Wilson talks chassis
Mike Wilson is the CEO of Consolidated Chassis Management, better known as CCM and is, as the name implies, is a chassis management business.
Port of Redwood City’s Zortman hails annual dredging agreement with Army Corps
The Port of Redwood City’s success in persuading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide annual dredging of the port’s ship channel will enhance revenues and tonnage according to Kristine Zortman, executive director, Port of Redwood City.
Proposed California inland port project to relieve port congestion
The California Inland Port project proposes to develop four inland logistics hubs in California’s San Joaquin Valley stretching from Bakersfield in the south to Sacramento in the north helping to reduce congestion at California ports, according to Lois Yates, a partner at Global Logistics Development (GLD) Partners.
Cleaner air wanted: Reducing transportation’s environmental impacts
In honor of Earth Day, here is a primer on how the organizations involved in production, distribution, and transportation of goods can make a difference and help reduce trucking’s carbon footprint.
British American’s Snell says US exporters face a tough 2022
Smaller U.S. West Coast ports, including the Ports of Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma are experiencing ocean carrier service cutbacks that are adversely impacting U.S. agricultural exporters, according to Paul Snell, president of Huntington Beach, CA-based British-American Shipping.
University of Delaware researchers say U.S. offshore wind ports need to be bigger
Two University of Delaware researchers say that U.S. ports, designed to support offshore wind farm construction, are currently too small and will not support the growing number of wind farms and wind turbines that have blades over 300 feet long.
Coast Guard’s Lam directs drifting ship rescue and saving ships from Port of Benicia fire
On April 7th, the U.S. Coast Guard coordinated a successful effort to prevent a 1,700 TEU container ship, which lost power, going aground on Northern California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.
ILWU’S Adams: “We will get an agreement”
Willie Adams, president International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), said he expected a contract agreement between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) will be reached but will take time
Building trade leader worries California permit approvals will delay offshore wind
Andrew Meredith, president, State Building Trades Council of California is concerned that California environmentalists’ opposition and the State’s lengthy permit approvals process will delay construction of floating offshore wind farms for years.

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