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Business

Longshoremen, Ports Reach Agreement, Federal Mediator Says

The International Longshoremen’s Union and port operators at East and Gulf coast ports have approved an agreement that clears the way for ratification of a six-year labor pact, a federal mediator said.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2013
Business

Largest U.S. Ports Drive Drayage Demand But Fleets Struggle With Regulatory Maze

LOS ANGELES — The torrent of economic activity passing through the two ports here generates a massive need for trucking services, but managers of fleets who work the ports also say it is an extremely challenging operating environment for motor carriers and their owner-operators.

February 18, 2013
Business

S.C. Port Truck Replacement Program Gets More Funds

South Carolina Ports Authority

The South Carolina Ports Authority is getting a federal grant for $145,000 to get older trucks serving the port off the road, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2013
Business

ILA, Ports Avert Walkout With Tentative Contract

Dockworkers and management at ports along the East and Gulf coasts reached a tentative, six-year agreement that averted a potential strike that could have started on Feb. 6.

February 11, 2013
Business

Ports Reach Tentative Deal to Avoid Strike

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News

Port operators have reached a tentative deal on a new contract with the longshoremen’s union, averting a possible strike that would have crippled operations at 15 East Coast and Gulf Coast ports, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2013
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

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