International Longshoremen's Association President Harold Daggett said he will seek help from Congress in union disputes with the South Carolina Ports Authority and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
The air cargo services provider posted a net income of $41.5 million for the full year in 2016 after reporting losses in two consecutive quarters as expenses related to a deal with e-commerce giant Amazon dragged on earnings.
The state Board of Public Works gave the Maryland Port Administration the go ahead to spend up to $92.5 million to acquire a 103-acre parcel at Point Breeze for Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, a spokesperson for the MPA confirmed Friday.
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The United States Maritime Alliance, the employer group that negotiates the master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association, called the ILA’s planned work stoppage threat “disturbing.”
As many as 100 more Panamax vessels - containerships with a capacity of 4,000-5,000 TEUs - need to be scrapped before owners see any significant increase in demand and charter rates, according to the latest weekly report from industry analyst Alphaliner.
The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.