China, France Bid On Gambian Port Upgrade

By Emma Farge (Reuters) Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal's Dakar. It would be one of the first major structural changes in Gambia following the end of President Yahya Jammeh's more than 20-year rule in January. State-owned China Communications … [Read more...]

Cuba Inaugurates New Mariel Port

By Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank MARIEL, Cuba, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Cuba on Monday inaugurated a $957 million port billed as the most modern in Latin America and crucial to the economic future of the communist-ruled island in a project financed by Brazil and equipped for ships passing through an expanded Panama Canal. Cuban President Raul Castro and Brazilian President Dilma … [Read more...]

Dredge Contract Awarded for Miami Port Deepening

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, May 16 (Reuters) - The United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $180 million contract to dredge Miami's harbor to an Illinois-based company on Thursday, part of a plan to deepen the port channel to handle larger ships coming through the expanded Panama Canal in 2015. The port hopes its short distance from the canal, as well as $2 billion … [Read more...]

Strike Cripples Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

A strike by clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continued Thurdsay, shutting down nearly all cargo movements into and out of the United States' busiest port complexes. According to port officials, about 70 clerical workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union were picketing at seven of eight Los Angeles terminals and at least three of … [Read more...]