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  • 1 March 2017

    The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) urged its members not to stage any strikes as the union intends to seek emergency meeting with members of the US Congress. Last week, the association called for a one-day shutdown of US East Coast and Gulf Coast ports to protest over job losses. The protests were planned due to hiring practices in […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Halifax Port Authority and the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1843 have renewed their collective agreement. The collective agreement, which covers general operation and maintenance employees, expired on December 31, 2014. ”I commend the Halifax Port Authority and the International Longshoremen’s Association for reaching an agreement that will benefit everyone. Strong labour-management relations favour both parties […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Halifax Employers Association, International Longshoremen’s Association ratify a tentative new labour contract.

  • 8 June 2018

    ILA and USMX reach tentative agreement on a six-year contract covering East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States Maritime Alliance, representing employers of around 15,000 US East and Gulf Coast port workers, has launched preliminary talks on a new contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association, representing the dockworkers, writes the Wall Street Journal. The move has been interpreted as a way of steering clear of potential hurdles similar to those that arose […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott visited JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal last week to discuss his plans for investing further in state transportation and seaport projects during the coming year. Scott recently proposed a $10.8 billion transportation budget, including $176 million for Florida ports. The governor was joined by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, members of the International […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has called for a one-day shutdown of US East Coast and Gulf Coast ports to protest over job losses. The date of the planned industrial action, which includes a march of dockworkers on Washington, was not disclosed. The protest will be organized due to hiring practices in some of the […]

  • 3 February 2016

    The US National Retail Federation called on the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance to seek long-term stability at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports following last week’s strike at the Port of New York and New Jersey. More that a thousand dock workers staged a strike on Friday and closed traffic at the Port […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott held a press conference call with Florida port leaders to discuss the importance of Florida’s ports during the ongoing negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) regarding their contract, which is set to expire Saturday, December 29th. Governor Scott said, “We are together on this […]

  • 28 December 2012

    Governor Rick Scott held a press conference call with Florida port leaders to discuss the importance of Florida’s ports during the ongoing negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) regarding their contract, which is set to expire Saturday, December 29th. Governor Scott said, “We are together on this […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    As a part of the 100th anniversary, celebrating the opening of Houston’s Ship Channel, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria led the ceremony where hundreds gathered to pay homage to early leaders’ vision for a deep-water port. Hundreds of guests, including elected officials, members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Houston Pilots, U.S. Coast Guard, current and former Port […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    PSA International completes the acquisition of Halterm Container Terminal in Halifax, Canada.

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia has marked an important milestone as Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), closed for nearly three years, reopens to cargo operations. At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, September 15 the terminal will begin receiving trucks carrying containers for export. “Sustained growth in our container business necessitates PMT’s return to service and is a sign […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) last week, increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to 16. According to the company, adding equipment is part of an $850 million investment to keep Conley Terminal competitive and efficient with truck turntimes averaging under 35 minutes. “After […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Port Saint John has praised the Port of Saint John Employers Association (PSJEA) and International Longshoremen’s Association Local 273 (ILA 273) for recently ratifying a new 7-year collective labor agreement.  The agreement went into effect on October 4, 2015 and is retroactive to January 1, 2015. ”Along with monetary increases, this new contract provides for […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Canada’s Port Saint John has praised the Port of Saint John Employers Association (PSJEA) and International Longshoremen’s Association Local 273 (ILA 273) for recently ratifying a new 7-year collective labor agreement.  The agreement went into effect on October 4, 2015 and is retroactive to January 1, 2015. ”Along with monetary increases, this new contract provides for […]

  • 10 July 2012

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, has launched a marketing campaign to promote the strategic advantages of developing a container shipping port terminal in Sydney harbor. The announcement comes after CBRM recently agreed to purchase approximately 500 acres of greenfield waterfront land for the purpose of building a container […]

  • 25 May 2012

    One million Texas workers annually benefit from activity at the Port of Houston, a study by a prominent maritime transportation economist concludes. Port activity also helped generate more than $178.5 billion in statewide economic impact. The Port Commission of The Port of Houston Authority received the results of the study, based on 2011 data and […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Demonstrating continued investment in infrastructure improvements to better serve customers, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today selected Konecranes Finland Corporation to supply four dockside electric container cranes for Wharf No. 1 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal. The Port Commission authorized negotiation of a contract with Konecranes for the equipment, which is […]

  • 10 July 2012

      The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, has launched a marketing campaign to promote the strategic advantages of developing a container shipping port terminal in Sydney harbor. The announcement comes after CBRM recently agreed to purchase approximately 500 acres of greenfield waterfront land for the purpose of building a […]

  • 12 August 2014

    Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.  “The […]

  • 10 July 2014

    With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the U.S. at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.     Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected […]