North American west coast container ports experienced a slight increase in year-over-year traffic in the third quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major west coast ports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 1.7 percent from 6,176,870 20-foot-equivalent containers in third quarter 2012 to 6,283,238 TEUs in third quarter 2013.
07 Nov 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 2 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to numbers published on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
06 Nov 2013
A federal judge has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in civil contempt of court for ignoring an order to stop waterborne picketing at grain barges.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
21 Oct 2013
The Port of Portland will market its strategic position as an export gateway as it seeks to attract other trans-Pacific carriers to replace Hanjin Shipping Co., which told port officials at the weekend it plans to discontinue its weekly service.
21 Oct 2013
Hanjin Shipping plans to leave the Port of Portland, Ore., to cut costs, putting the port’s container terminal and regional economy at risk, The Oregonian reports.
16 Oct 2013
A U.S. district court in Oregon on Oct. 15 issued a preliminary injunction intended to prevent the International Longshore and Warehouse Union from picketing a barge company that shuttles grain on the Snake and Columbia rivers to the Marubeni-Columbia Grain elevator in Portland.
08 Oct 2013
Auto Warehousing Company’s facility at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 has received approval for export shipments to China following inspections by governmental auditors from that country.
30 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will take to a federal appellate court its jurisdictional battle over the handling of refrigerated containers at the Port of Portland, the ILWU stated in a press release.
29 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, in a determined effort to protect its jurisdiction — or carve out new jurisdiction — is escalating its picketing activities in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, Wash.
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.