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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Congress bills on port labour not “necessary”, says US Labour Secretary

The US secretary of labour, Thomas Perez, has deemed several bills before Congress, which aim to make the union disruption of port operations more unlikely, as not “necessary”. He praised the way the stand-off between the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) was ended in February, endorsing the “collective bargaining process”. His comments mean that ... Read More »

Exclusive: Peel Ports aims to break South-East dominance with Liverpool2 terminal

ZPMC will supply 30 cranes to Liverpool2

In a presentation to British parliamentarians, Peel Ports has made the case for its new £350m (US$550m) Liverpool2 container terminal which is scheduled to open in December 2015. The company’s chief operating officer Gary Hodgson pointed out that 65% of the population of the United Kingdom and Ireland lives within 150 miles of Liverpool in the North-West of England. However, the ... Read More »

Pasha Hawaii expands service from Southern California to Hawaii

mv Marjorie C loading containers for Hawaii

Pasha Hawaii’s newly launched LA-Hawaii Express (LHX) vessel service provides the islands with increased frequency and more capacity to support the growing Hawaii economy. The direct service offers two vessels that will call Los Angeles every Wednesday and will arrive in Honolulu every Sunday. The three-and-a-half day transit will enable shippers to fill orders on the mainland early in the week ... Read More »

Port Everglades deepening and widening project approved

A report by the US Army Corps of Engineers has made it more likely that the access channels of Port Everglades will be deepened and widened. The Chief of Engineers Report allows the project to be included in federal legislation expected in 2016 that will authorise similar water and navigation-related projects. The Florida port’s project, which received congressional authorisation in ... Read More »