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Waterway’s Carpenter says “There’s no room for sexual harassment…in the maritime industry”
Waterway’s Carpenter says “There’s no room for sexual harassment…in the maritime industry”

Aug 10 2022 at 10:54 PM | Maritime

Jennifer Carpenter, President, and CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) said that there is a challenge recruiting more workers to operate inland waterway vessels and the inclusion of women is vital.

Port of Hueneme container business is up 51% and revenues rise 28% In 2022
Port of Hueneme container business is up 51% and revenues rise 28% In 2022

Aug 01 2022 at 09:47 AM | Ports & Terminals

The California Port of Hueneme reported a 28% increase in revenue and a 51% jump in loaded and empty volume in 2022, according to Kristin Decas, executive director, Port of Hueneme.

ILWU & PMA announce agreement on health benefits
ILWU & PMA announce agreement on health benefits

Jul 27 2022 at 01:25 PM | Ports & Terminals

In a positive sign that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are finding common ground, comes the July 26th announcement that the two sides “… have reached a tentative agreement on health benefits, subject to other issues in the negotiations.”

PMSA says California nut exports via California ports are rising
PMSA says California nut exports via California ports are rising

Jul 27 2022 at 12:04 PM | Maritime | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Ports

There’s a controversy over California nuts. Specifically, nuts exported through California ports. Are the export nut totals up or down? Are the nut exports being diverted to other ports as has been suggested by media reports?

Congressman Katko urges approval of $52 billion for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing
Congressman Katko urges approval of $52 billion for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing

Jul 27 2022 at 11:27 AM | International Trade

Republican Congressman John Katko has urged immediate action in authorizing a $52 billion federal investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

Harbor truckers say they will block Port of Oakland operations until California suspends AB 5
Harbor truckers say they will block Port of Oakland operations until California suspends AB 5

Jul 23 2022 at 03:52 PM | Intermodal | Trucking

“AB 5 is taking our freedom away. This is supposed to be a free country.” Port of Oakland trucker

Oakland’s Wan says harbor trucker protest has shut down port operations & will result “in losses to competing ports”
Oakland’s Wan says harbor trucker protest has shut down port operations & will result “in losses to competing ports”

Jul 21 2022 at 01:39 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland warned that a protest by harbor truckers that has shut down Port of Oakland terminal operations: “will damage all the businesses operating at the ports and cause California ports to further suffer market share losses to competing ports.”

Blue Diamond Almond Growers spearhead ‘Almond Express’ rail service to Ports of LA and LB
Blue Diamond Almond Growers spearhead ‘Almond Express’ rail service to Ports of LA and LB

Jul 19 2022 at 12:58 PM | Intermodal | Rail

As a result of cutbacks in sailings to the Port of Oakland, Blue Diamond Almond Growers are supporting two new rail services transporting almond exports from Central California to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

AFL-CIO Transportation Head Says Labor/Shipper Coalition Supports Tougher Regulation of Railroads
AFL-CIO Transportation Head Says Labor/Shipper Coalition Supports Tougher Regulation of Railroads

Jul 15 2022 at 08:48 AM | Intermodal | Rail

The head of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) says a coalition of labor unions and shippers in agriculture, energy and chemicals supports giving the Surface Transportation Board stronger powers to regulate the nation’s railroads

Harbor truckers protest AB5 at Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach
Harbor truckers protest AB5 at Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach

Jul 13 2022 at 03:58 PM | Intermodal | Trucking | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Harbor Truck Association (HTA) reported that on July 13th, harbor truckers were protesting at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach following the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to challenge California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) requiring owner/ operator truck drivers be treated as employees.

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