LOCAL PORT NEWS

  • Joe Biden talks Carney - er, Craney Island terminal

    Sen. Mark Warner would have to make anyone’s A-list of the most dogged advocates for the port’s proposed container terminal at Carney, er, Craney Island.Ask Vice President Joe Biden.He was in town last week to tout a federal grant to the port for a gate expansion at Norfolk International Terminals.

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  • A year after poop cruise, Carnival's sales are soaring

    As vacationers hoarded snacks and human waste dribbled down the walls of last year's "cruise from hell," many expected Carnival, the world's biggest cruise operator, had suffered a business-wrecking hit.

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  • Vice President Biden in Norfolk to boost port

    NORFOLKThe only thing missing from Vice President Joe Biden’s brief time in Norfolk on Wednesday was a big cardboard check for $15 million – made out to the Virginia Port Authority.Biden came to town to formally announce the awarding of a federal “Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery” grant to the port, first publicized about two weeks ago.

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  • 15 track workers deaths prompt NTSB study

    Railroad regulators say some federal workplace safety standards should be extended to workers on and near the tracks.The National Transportation Safety Board is issuing a draft report after investigating 15 deaths of railroad "roadway" employees in 2013. The number was up from eight in 2012 and five in 2011.

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  • Two top port executives to change roles

    NORFOLKTwo top executives at the Port of Virginia are changing hats, the Virginia Port Authority has announced.Shawn Tibbets, former senior vice president of operations for Virginia International Terminals, the authority's operations affiliate, will take over as chief operations officer, completing the reorganization of the authority's management structure begun more than a year ago.

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US & INTERNATIONAL

  • ADM, Marubeni announce changes in Northwest grain

    From an Archer Daniels Midland РMarubeni news release: Archer Daniels Midland Company and Marubeni Corporation announced today that they have expanded Kalama Export Company LLC, their joint venture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as a result of Marubeni’s contribution of its grain export elevator operations at Terminal 5 in The Port of Portland, Oregon, [...]

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  • Should PierPass fee structure be changed?

    Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce: The Harbor Trucking Association … is one of several groups and industry consultants who have proposed modifying the PierPass fee structure to encourage a more consistent flow of truck traffic in the largest U.S. port complex. The HTA has its own suggestion. Keep terminal gates in Los Angeles-Long Beach [...]

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  • Louis Dreyfus boosts profit, helped by large harvests

    Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal: Agricultural trading firm Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV on Monday reported a slight increase in earnings in the first half of 2014 as revenue rose 16% after large grain harvests. Net income rose to $260 million from $258 million, as revenue jumped to $33.7 billion from $29.2 billion. The Netherlands-based [...]

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  • MUA to stop work at DP World terminals

    From Lloyd’s List Australia: All members of the MUA employed by DP World Sydney are expected to engage in a stoppage of work from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm, 6.00pm until 10.00pm and 2.00am until 6.00am on Thursday October 2. All members of the MUA employed by DP World Melbourne are expected to stop [...]

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  • Hong Kong unions seek international letters of support for labor rights, democracy

    Hong Kong demonstrators are under attack by a militarized police force. Photo by Wally Santana, Associated Press. [Click here to sign the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions' letter of support.] The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) – the only independent union in China – has called for workers to strike in [...]

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