LOCAL PORT NEWS

  • Another banner month at port of Hampton Roads

    NORFOLKThe port of Hampton Roads reported very strong container volume again in November, handling 208,764 standard 20-foot units.

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  • You don't have to be trained to blow train's horn

    Figuring out how to turn on a locomotive’s lights and blow its horn must not be all that hard.A woman found herself in a little trouble after she reportedly entered a Norfolk Southern rail yard in Harrington, Del., got into a locomotive, and did both.

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  • Audit corrections shrink port's loss for last year

    NORFOLKWhen John Reinhart took over as the Virginia Port Authority's CEO in February, the first objective on his long list of to-do's was to get the state agency's financial losses under control.Reinhart eventually suggested a goal of keeping the port's operating deficit at less than $16.6 million for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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  • Port thankful as volume heads toward record

    While many are enjoying what’s left of a long Thanksgiving weekend, some longshoremen are not.The Virginia Port Authority’s terminals were closed Thursday for the holiday but were scheduled to handle about 20 vessels from Friday through today.

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  • What’s the port worth to Va.? Researchers are on it.

    “Annually, port-related business provides over 343,000 jobs, $41 billion in revenues, $13.5 billion in payroll compensation, and $1.2 billion in local tax revenues.”Virtually the same sentence – with an exception in 2008, when the $41 billion figure was left out – has been recycled in the past seven annual reports released by the Virginia Port Authority.

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US & INTERNATIONAL

  • Import cargo volume continues to grow at Port of Oakland

    Containerized import volume continues to grow at the Port of Oakland. Through 11 months of 2014, imports are up 4% from a year ago, according to statistics released today. They increased 2.97% in November, the third straight month of gains over last year. The Port handled the equivalent of 771,454 20-foot import containers in the [...]

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  • Port of Long Beach cargo volume up 2.1 percent in November 2014

    The Port of Long Beach’s cargo volume saw 2.1 percent growth in November when compared to the same month last year, but the modest rise was enough to mark the busiest November since 2007, the company said in its press release. A total of 581,514 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were moved through the Port in [...]

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  • ‘Digging for truth’ on the Nicaragua Canal

    Several thousand protesters, shouting ”We don’t want the Chinese”, protested in Managua, the capital, despite police efforts to keep them in their villages, activists say. Boatmen in Punta Gorda on the Caribbean coast have refused to ferry heavy machinery to be used to begin construction, fearing their livelihoods will be harmed. From an article [...]

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  • Conciliation ahead in DP World dispute

    DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have entered a second week of strikes and lockouts at each of the stevedoring company’s four terminals in Australia. “This is a perfect opportunity for Mr Abbott to confound expectations and stand with Australian workers against a foreign-owned employer trying to remove their penalty rates,” MUA [...]

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  • Colombian Port Workers in Solidarity Against Police Violence

    Buenavantura dockworkers – Black Lives Matter Featured in Paso International: A Declaration Supporting the Movement Against Racism from the Port Workers Union, Buenaventura, Colombia. Black lives matter in Buenaventura! December 13, 2014 Today we are proud to stand with our brothers and sisters across the United States and around the [...]

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