LOCAL PORT NEWS

  • Virginia Port Authority feels effect of truck congestion

    The Virginia Port Authority's cargo operations squeezed out a small operating profit in September - a big turnaround from a year ago, when it lost millions. But John Reinhart, the agency's CEO, said the port needs to do a better job of managing truckers' growing movements of containers in and out of terminals.

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  • CSX CEO says rail deals would face tough scrutiny

    OMAHA, Neb.CSX railroad's top executive says regulators are likely to be reluctant about consolidation among the major industry players because they remain concerned about service.

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  • Norfolk Southern train hits and kills Va. woman

    DINWIDDIEPolice say a woman died after she was hit by a train in Dinwiddie County.WRIC-TV reports that police identified the victim as 28-year-old Rebecca Lundie.Police say a westbound Norfolk and Southern train hit Lundie around 8 p.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.The accident remains under investigation.

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  • ODU report: Hampton Roads economy at a standstill

    NORFOLKThe creeping economic recovery in Hampton Roads has come to a standstill, frozen by defense cuts and anemic job growth, an Old Dominion University economist said Tuesday.

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  • Coal ship Cape Viewer auctioned for $8.3 million

    NORFOLKThe Cape Viewer, a Singapore-flagged coal ship detained by U.S. marshals off Cape Charles for nearly a year, was sold on the steps of Norfolk's federal courthouse Monday morning for $8.3 million.The roughly half-hour auction nearly brings toward an end a long, very complicated legal battle involving parties from all over the world.A confirmation hearing is set for Friday.

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US & INTERNATIONAL

  • LA-Long Beach congestion pushing up outbound spot truck rates

    Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce: Congestion and delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market, according to DAT Solutions. As containers and shipments back up on the docks and in warehouses, outbound spot rates from the region are “atypically high,” said [...]

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  • Pay disputes and related grievances lead to 2-day job action at ICTSI

    The Oregonian’s voiceover of company video shows Portland’s Terminal 6 resuming operations after a 2-day job action due to pay disputes and related grievances: Read the blurb and video here Secondary video link here

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  • Port of Long Beach board directs staff to increase chassis supply

    Port of Long Beach news release: In its ongoing efforts to provide congestion relief to customers and stakeholders, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, at its Oct. 13 weekly meeting, directed Port of Long Beach staff to develop plans for purchasing and providing thousands of truck chassis for congestion relief during peak periods. [...]

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  • Port workers threatening strike after court decision on Moín mega-terminal

    Costa Rican dockworkers have been pushing back on privatization and the loss of union jobs and public programs for several years, including during this invasion of their SINTRAJAP union hall by federal police in 2010.The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last [...]

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  • Portland’s propane dreams called into question

    From the Portland Mercury: The Port of Portland, which hopes to place the propane terminal near Kelley Point Park on the east end of Terminal 6, even issued a statement last month calling the facility, pitched by Canadian firm Pembina, “one of the largest single private capital investments in the city’s history.” And yet, the [...]

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