Port, rail, and highway projects are among 91 grants distributed by the US Department of Transportation, including for the extension of port berths and terminals and inland port rail access.
30 Oct 2018
The new ILWU president and his team are certified and now face the challenge of rebuilding the image of West Coast ports for labor reliability, as BCOs still remember the labor disruptions of 2002 and 2014-2015.
27 Sep 2017
The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico has intensified debate over the Jones Act.
11 Jan 2017
Shippers hoping to tap the small but growing Alaska market may eventually gain new access via an Arctic deep-draft port.
21 Jul 2016
Span Alaska gives Matson Logistics greater reach into The Frontier State, and door-to-door service capabilities increasingly needed to compete.
29 Jul 2015
Matson plans to invest roughly $30 million in upgrades and new equipment into the new Alaska services it acquired from now-defunct Horizon Lines in May.
01 Aug 2014
Hawaii-focused Matson remains interested in entering the Alaska market if one of the two Jones Act carriers in that trade decides to sell.
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association met for three days this past week without concluding negotiations; at the weekend, the parties announced a week-long recess in the talks. German carrier Hamburg Süd announced plans to acquire the container operations of Chile’s CCNI, in a move resembling the deal between larger competitor Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, and Crowley is reported to be in talks to acquire Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico assets. Earnings reports by U.S. truckload carriers are pointing to a stronger freight recovery in the United States, though rail service continues to be held back. And on Friday, Anne S. Ferro announced her departure from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after five years leading the agency.
24 Jul 2014
A sale of Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico service could prompt the carrier to also sell its Alaska route, with Matson the most likely buyer, analysts at investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said in a research note.
12 May 2014
Horizon Lines expects moderate container traffic growth between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska this year but anticipates weaker container pricing than in 2013.
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