Friday, October 23, 2020
Maritime News

New Zealand Stevedoring Company Agrees to Industry-First ‘Enforceable Undertaking’ After Near-Fatal Accident

One of New Zealand’s biggest stevedoring companies will pay $425,000 plus financial compensation to the victim after a near-fatal incident involving one of the company’s workers in December 2017. The company,...

October 23, 2020
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Port of Long Beach Crane Operators Set New Single-Shift Cargo Record

A pair of crane operators at the Port of Long Beach on the U.S. West Coast have set a new productivity record for moving the most cargo using a single...

June 13, 2018
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Friday, July 28, 2017

U.S. West Coast Dockworkers Ratify Contract Extension with Shippers

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, July 28 (Reuters) – Dockworkers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington are expected to ratify a three-year extension of their contract with shipping...

July 28, 2017
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Friday, January 29, 2016
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Maritime News

Port of New York and New Jersey Terminals Shut After Longshoremen Walk Off Job

By Joseph Ax and Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey’s cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked...

January 29, 2016
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Maritime News

Rotterdam Dockworkers Plan Strikes

AMSTERDAM, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Container workers at the Port of Rotterdam have voted to hold a series of 24-hour strikes in December and January in protest at possible job...

November 24, 2015
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dockworkers End Two-Day Strike at Israel’s Busiest Ports – UPDATE

Striking Israeli dockworkers defied a court order on Thursday and shut down the country's two main seaports for a second day in protest at the creation of two new foreign-run ports.

May 28, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Maritime News

Standoff Over – West Coast Dockworkers Approve Five-Year Pact

West Coast dockworkers approved a five-year contract with shippers and port operators, formally ending a months-long stalemate that almost paralyzed cargo movement from November through February.

May 24, 2015
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Friday, April 3, 2015

West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday.

April 3, 2015
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Maritime News

Port of Auckland Fined Over Stevedore’s Fall from Maersk Containership

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined NZD$55,000 (US$41,000) and ordered to pay NZD$25,000 in reparation to a stevedore who was seriously injured in a fall while...

March 20, 2015
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oakland Port Terminal Stalls in Labor Dispute After Settlement

The Port of Oakland, the fourth-busiest container port on the West Coast, partially shut down in a dispute between dockworkers and management, more than two weeks after the two sides struck a tentative contract deal.

March 12, 2015
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Monday, February 23, 2015

West Coast Ports Revive as Dockworkers Take on Two-Month Backlog

Ports are coming back to life along the U.S. West Coast after dockworkers resolved a nine-month labor standoff, though the cargo backlog from ships waiting offshore may take eight weeks to clear.

February 23, 2015
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

West Coast Ports Deal a Relief for Trans-Pacific Trade

The dispute had reverberated throughout the U.S. economy, extending to agriculture, manufacturing, retail and transportation.

February 21, 2015
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Friday, February 20, 2015

West Coast Port Talks Said to Intensify as Labor Secretary Raises Pressure

Negotiators in the nine-month standoff at U.S. West Coast ports are ratcheting up discussions as Labor Secretary Tom Perez seeks to move talks to Washington if dockworkers and their employers can’t reach a resolution.

February 20, 2015
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Maritime News

Crisis Brews (Again) on the West Coast Docks: What’s Going On?

The West Coast ports of the U.S. are headed for paralysis as a contract dispute between management and unionized dockworkers spills onto the docks from San Diego to Bellingham, Washington.

February 19, 2015
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

U.S. Labor Secretary Sent to West Coast to Push Port Deal

President Barack Obama is sending U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help resolve a labor dispute at West Coast ports that account for almost half of U.S. cargo.

February 15, 2015
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Maritime News

ILWU President: What Gridlock? Don’t Listen to PMA’s Bulls***!

International Longshore and Warehouse Union President Robert McEllrath has released a strongly-worded video message to the ILWU membership on the ongoing stalled contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association. In the video, McEllrath...

February 12, 2015
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Monday, February 9, 2015

West Coast Port Operations Resume, More Labor Talks Scheduled

U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies suspended loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups the shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions.

February 9, 2015
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU Address Current State of Contract Negotiations

U.S. West Coast ports have been hit with unprecedented congestion over the past several months in part because of the stalled contract negations the Pacific Maritime Association, representing employers at...

February 5, 2015
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Coast Ports May Shut Down Within Days, Shippers Say

Union-led work slowdowns could shut down the 29 U.S. West Coast ports in five to 10 days, the head of the shippers’ association said, urging the union to accept a new offer that includes 3 percent raises.

February 4, 2015
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Maritime News

West Coast Port Talks Hit Snag -Source

Shipping companies and terminal operators for 29 U.S. West Coast ports appeared to have hit a snag on Wednesday in protracted labor negotiations with the dockworkers' union.

February 4, 2015
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