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Ports and carriers make huge strides in cutting pollution

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2012

The anti-pollution brigade continues to rule the waves in port planning in California, imposing ever more strict standards every year. A conference/workshop in Long Beach earlier this month shows just how well the industry has done in keeping up with these demands. Long Beach is a prime example.

Delving into Beat The Canal leaders

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 19, 2012

Strange bedfellows are making strange machinations in the united front (Beat The Canal) to stop the Panama Canal taking West Coast port traffic. Those dependable stalwarts, the ILWU local union shops, are rejuvenating their efforts to stop vessels calling at Longview's grain terminal…

Takeovers on the Pacific route are ahead

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 15, 2011

The list of causes of the collapse of Denmark's The Containership Company makes impressive reading for business school graduates. At latest count there are between eight and 10, depending on one's point of view. Vessel sizes, bunker prices, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement…

Seattle Shipyard Takeover is a Pointer for 2011

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 30, 2010

Speculation on the forthcoming year has become remarkably sparse in the last couple of years because of the tumultuous events in liner shipping and uncertainty over the international economic situation. But a year-end port-related takeover is…

Surprises are in Store over Shipping Act Maneuvering

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 30, 2010

US maritime politics is getting murkier, who would have thought of it? Just when the straitjacket of antitrust regulation   was about to be wrapped around the  TransPacific Stabilization Agreement, the politicians seemed to be getting ready…

Ports Turn Into Cash Cows

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 29, 2010

It was probably inevitable, but Long Beach city council is setting the way and opening up new, unfriendly dimensions (for ports and shipping lines at least) with its treatment of the city's port. Though a final vote has still to be taken, the city wants to take 5 percent of GROSS REVENUE…