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Business

Va. Port Authority Begins Corporate Restructuring

The Virginia Port Authority passed a resolution to begin a corporate restructuring plan, the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 23, 2013
Business

High Court to Hear ATA Bid to Overturn L.A. Port Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by American Trucking Associations in its 4-year-old bid to block the Port of Los Angeles from imposing several pollution-control requirements on truckers that ATA said are unrelated to improving air quality.

January 21, 2013
Business

SoCal Ports’ Cargo Falls; Port of L.A. Breaks Ground on New Rail Yard

Port of Los Angeles

Total cargo shipments through Southern California ports fell 1% last month, reflecting 9.8% higher volume at Long Beach and a 9.4% decline at Los Angeles.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2013
Business

Retail Imports to Rise 2.3% in January, NRF Says

Import cargo volume at major U.S. ports will increase 2.3% this month from a year ago as retailers continue to urge labor and management to avoid a strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports, according to a report by the National Retail Federation.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2013
Business

Work Begins on $1 Billion Bridge to Upgrade Long Beach Port Access

Rendering of new bridge — Courtesy Port of Long Beach

A pair of announcements about developments at the nation’s two largest ports holds the promise of helping southern California truckers.

January 14, 2013
Business

PierPass Launches Campaign to Boost Efficiency at So. Calif. Ports

PierPass Inc. announced an education campaign to remind trucking companies to have proper information before dispatching drivers to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2013
Business

Maersk Wants Port of Hong Kong to Ban Dirty Fuel

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container-shipping company, has threatened to stop using cleaner fuel at the Port of Hong Kong if the government doesn’t mandate higher quality oil for carriers in the city, Bloomberg News reported.

Transport Topics
January 7, 2013
Business

Labor, Ports Agree to Extend Negotiation Deadline

Jacksonville Port Authority

The International Longshoremen's Association and East and Gulf coast port operators came to an agreement Dec. 28 to extend contract negotiations to Feb. 6, according to federal mediators.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2013
Business

Labor, Ports Agree to Renewed Talks Before Contract Deadline

The International Longshoremen's Association and East and Gulf coast port operators have agreed to attend a meeting before the current contract expires on Dec. 29, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Transport Topics
December 27, 2012
Business

Eight-Day Walkout Hits Southern California Ports

For labor and management, 2012 was short on contracts and long on rhetoric. During the year, the only agreement that affected trucking was between a division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Southern California waterfront employers.

December 24, 2012

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