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  • 19 February 2015

    The US West Coast ports are seeing significant drops in their monthly cargo volumes, unanimously attributed to the lingering congestion brought on by the ongoing contract dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma saw their combined container volumes fall 13 percent in January, continuing […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is ready to issue an Invitation for Bids for West Coast Hopper Dredging 2017. According to the Corps, the project will include hopper dredging work at four locations: Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance, California; Coos Bay, Oregon; Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon/Washington; and the Columbia River, […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid for the West Coast Hopper Dredging 2016 program.  This dredging project includes maintenance dredging and new dredging at Grays Harbor, maintenance dredging at the San Francisco Mainship Channel, Coos Bay Entrance, Mouth of the Columbia River, and selected Columbia River bars from […]

  • 23 November 2017

    Trinity’s sale of West Coast assets offshore Trinidad & Tobago to Range did not go as planned due to lack of regulatory approvals. 

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Carriers experienced varying levels of disruption from the US West Coast port labour dispute, but despite the near universal misery there was surprisingly at least one ‘winner,’ according to Drewry. Drewry examined data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California and found that the number of container ships anchored has been rising steadily since the start of the […]

  • 18 February 2015

    Cargo volume at California’s Port of Oakland declined 32% in January compared to the same period in 2014, as a result of an ongoing West Coast waterfront labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the port authority says. The port reported that containerized imports were down 39% from […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) say that overall freight revenues must rise as a ‘new normal’ in shoreside and inland operations grows out of recent congestion difficulties and the new longshore labor agreement at the US West Coast ports. The rise should reach levels that will address higher long-term rail, truck, equipment management […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operators at the U.S. West Coast ports are suspending loading and unloading of ships for four days, targeting ‘premium pays’ the longshore workers and clerks would get for the coming weekend and the holidays, the port employers’ representative Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said in a statement. Yard, gate and rail operations will continue at […]

  • 10 November 2014

    The containerized cargo volume at the Port of Oakland is set to increase, as cargo, originally intended for heavily-congested  Los Angeles or Long Beach ports, gets diverted to Oakland. Oakland terminal operators said they were handling hundreds of additional containers weekly originally intended for Los Angeles or Long Beach. However, as stressed by major U.S. importers and […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Waikato Regional Council’s efforts to manage erosion on vulnerable west coast farm land, as well as prevent sediment getting into waterways, have been given a major boost through $630,000 worth of new central Government funding. “The money from the Ministry for Primary Industries 2015 Hill Country Erosion Fund over the next four years will play […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Manson Construction Co., from Seattle, Washington, has won a $22.8 million contract for the West Coast Hopper Maintenance Dredging 2019 Project. The dredging scheme includes three locations: Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance, California; Columbia River, Oregon/Washington – from River Mile 3+00 to 105+00; Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon/Washington. Under the dredging plan, approximately 3.2 million […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold a meeting on June 16 to discuss water quality restoration for the Everglades West Coast Basin. Representatives will review current and potential future monitoring efforts and provide updates on ongoing restoration activities. “Department staff and stakeholders have invested significant time and effort into the restoration of this […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Seven carriers have decided to  suspend the announced congestion surcharges for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, that was supposed to enter into effect on November 17, 2014. MSC, US Lines, OOCL, CMA CGM, UASC, COSCO and Evergreen Line said that they will suspend the surcharges until further notice. The surcharges were intended to reach […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted on Friday to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on February 20, 2015, between the union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The tentative agreement was approved on February 20 by the ILWU’s 16-member elected Negotiating Committee and 8-member Safety Sub-Committee. The […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    After experiencing a significant slowdown just a year ago, the US West Coast ports are now seeing a rebound in TEU import volumes, according to market intelligence provider Datamyne. Imports through the port of Los Angeles increased by 36% January through February of 2016 and by 30% through the port of Long Beach, compared with the same time period […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Maritime Developments has been awarded a steel pipe handling project in shallow water on the US West Coast. The project will utilise MDL’s 25Te, 2-track tensioner (MDL TTS-2/140) to handle an 8” steel pipe as part of a horizontal directional drilling project (HDD). MDL personnel will be on-site to provide project support and operation of […]

  • 7 April 2015

    Four US Senators have urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to increase Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing at the Ports of Seattle, Long Beach, and Los Angeles  According to a letter signed by Senators Sherrod Brown, Maria Cantwell, Richard Blumenthal, and Tammy Baldwin, extra staffing is needed to give these ports the ability to […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The pain of losing so much money from the US West Coast port congestion is for the shipping lines now receding, and so too with it is the impetus to secure the minimum income levels prescribed for this year’s new BCO contracts, shipping consultant Drewry says. Just ahead of Chinese New Year (19 February) USWC […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Research & Development

    A team of researchers has begun investigating deep-sea habitats off the U.S. West Coast to help inform possible locations for offshore wind energy development. Scientists and engineers from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) kicked off the mission […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last week, the Army Corps’ Portland District Commander, Col. Aaron Dorf, took a tour of a dredging project near Wauna, Oregon. The commander went aboard the Bayport, a contract hopper dredge removing sediment up and down the West Coast. Each year, during the summer months, Portland District manages a contract to dredge several West Coast […]

  • 5 November 2014

    Vessel arrival delays at the two largest US West Coast ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, reached a six-month high from mid-September to mid-October, according to an analysis conducted by CargoSmart’s Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center (GVVMC). The figures recorded delays increase approximately 40% comparing mid-June to mid-July with mid-July to mid-August. What is more, vessel berth […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Containerized cargo volume was up for the second month at the Port of Oakland in April, the port said on Monday. The port’s total volume – imports, exports and empty containers – rose 1.7 percent last month from April 2014. That followed an 8.1 percent increase in March. According to the port, the numbers show […]