The largest container terminal in the Northwest Seaport Alliance has stated its position on SOLAS VGM generation.
Port of Seattle
06 Mar 2016
With U.S. West Coast ports facing increasing productivity challenges as more mega-ships call their docks, it’s abundantly clear that labor stability is essential if the ports want to keep, and grow, their share of U.S. imports.
03 Mar 2016
Thursday’s announcement by CMA CGM that beginning in May the carrier’s Pearl River Express service will operate each week with mega-ships carrying up to 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units sent West Coast ports into a frenzy of preparatory efforts.
22 Feb 2016
Washington state suffered an economic impact of $769.5 million due to labor disruptions at West Coast ports this past year, according to one of the most detailed analyses of the impact of a labor disruption on U.S. business and industry.
17 Feb 2016
International container volume at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma surged 25 percent in January compared to the same month last year, beginning what port officials say should be a strong year for container traffic.
21 Jan 2016
International container traffic in the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma increased 8.4 percent in December from December 2014, driven primarily by strong exports.
06 Jan 2016
After struggling all year with cargo diversion due to labor problems, West Coast ports in November finally turned the corner, registering gains in all categories of container throughput.
28 Dec 2015
Container volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma increased strongly in November compared to the same month last year, which was when work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union began and terminal productivity plummeted in line with their coastwide contract negotiations.
09 Dec 2015
The revolutionary arbitration system contained in the new West Coast waterfront contract should significantly reduce the number of dockworker challenges involving technology and automation and will help to foster port growth in the coming years, the president of the Pacific Maritime Association said Tuesday.
19 Nov 2015
The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma recorded modest growth in container volume in October, but it was sufficient to push the ports’ year-to-date performance into positive territory.
03 Nov 2015
West Coast ports in September suffered a drop in container volume as well as import market share, but it is too early to determine if this is the beginning of a trend or just a one-month anomaly for ports that appeared to be recovering from the loss of business earlier in the year.
01 Nov 2015
The Northwest Seaport Alliance has outlined the goals and strategies that will guide future development of the Seattle-Tacoma gateway in an era that will be dominated by big ships, mega-alliances and fierce competition among ports for a larger piece of the North American container trade.