Port of Portland (Ore.)

Port of Portland (Ore.)

Ship near Oakland
04 Feb 2014
Container volumes moving through West Coast ports in 2013 increased 2 percent compared to 2012. Loaded import containers also increased 2 percent, as did loaded export containers, according to numbers posted on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
25 Jan 2014
Truck flows and cargo handling at the Port of Portland were back to normal as the week was drawing to a close, but the residual effects of the latest disagreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and terminal operator ICTSI may continue to be felt in the days ahead.
Workers in Oakland
03 Jan 2014
West Coast employers in 2014 are bracing for what could be the most frustrating contract negotiations they’ve had with the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union in decades.
Port of Seattle
02 Jan 2014
Containerized exports from West Coast ports surged 15 percent year-over-year in November, and imports increased 12 percent...
17 Dec 2013
Longshoremen at the Port of Portland on Tuesday were performing work on a Hanjin Shipping Co. vessel that could influence whether the South Korean carrier continues to call in Portland in the coming year.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland, Ore.
13 Dec 2013
The Port of Portland, Ore., and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 48 have agreed to transition refrigerated container work at Terminal 6...
Oakland port
04 Dec 2013
Container traffic at West Coast ports declined 3 percent in October compared to the same month last year. Imports were down 4 percent and exports dropped 2 percent.
Third Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares By Country. Source: Individual Ports
13 Nov 2013
North American west coast container ports experienced a slight increase in year-over-year traffic in the third quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major west coast ports in the U.S., Mexico and Canada rose 1.7 percent from 6,176,870 20-foot-equivalent containers in third quarter 2012 to 6,283,238 TEUs in third quarter 2013.
Trucks at the Port of Seattle
07 Nov 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 2 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to numbers published on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
MSC Fabiola at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland.
21 Oct 2013
The Port of Portland will market its strategic position as an export gateway as it seeks to attract other trans-Pacific carriers to replace Hanjin Shipping Co., which told port officials at the weekend it plans to discontinue its weekly service.
A Hanjin container ship at Port of Portland's Terminal 6.
21 Oct 2013
Hanjin Shipping plans to leave the Port of Portland, Ore., to cut costs, putting the port’s container terminal and regional economy at risk, The Oregonian reports.
Ford Motor Co. logo
08 Oct 2013
Auto Warehousing Company’s facility at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 has received approval for export shipments to China following inspections by governmental auditors from that country.
03 Oct 2013
Several members of Congress have asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to use the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement talks to help resolve the months-long lockout of International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers in the Pacific Northwest by two Japanese grain conglomerates.
Port of Long Beach, container ships at Pier A
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.
30 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will take to a federal appellate court its jurisdictional battle over the handling of refrigerated containers at the Port of Portland, the ILWU stated in a press release.
Second Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares - U.S. Pacific North West vs. Canada. Source: Individual Ports
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
12 Aug 2013
Regarding the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s lawsuit against Oregon’s Port of Portland, the port has responded that at “no time” did it deny access to its public records.
09 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed a lawsuit against the Port of Portland, Ore., alleging numerous ongoing violations of the Oregon Public Records Act.
23 Jul 2013
Oregon’s Port of Portland reported total container traffic totaled 13,934 20-foot-equivalent units in June, rising 21.5 percent year-over-year from 11,473 TEUs and 7.1 percent month-over-month from 13,014 TEUs.
16 Jul 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed establishment of temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grain shipment and grain shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with Mitsui, Marubeni and Louis Dreyfus facilities on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
09 Jul 2013
The Oregon AFL-CIO executive board has voted to pass a resolution that supports International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers at the Port of Portland after they were locked out by Marabeni-Columbia Grain.
05 Jul 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports edged up 1 percent in May compared to May 2012, according to statistics published on the Pacific Maritime Association’s Web site.
18 Jun 2013
A U.S. District Court judge in Portland ruled that the National Labor Relations Board last year had no right intervening in a contractual dispute between a container terminal operator at the Oregon port and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
28 May 2013
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has repeated its concerns, as well as its member unions’ concerns, regarding the lockout of International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers at the...
24 May 2013
Oregon’s Port of Portland reported container traffic totaled 14,006 20-foot-equivalent units in April, dropping 30 percent year-over-year and 17 percent month-to-month.
First Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares. Source: Ports’ published data
20 May 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports stayed level in the first quarter of 2013 with the robust growth they experienced last year. When compared with the first quarter of 2012, Canadian ports saw a higher throughput volume in the first quarter of 2013, but a slight dip in West Coast traffic market share.
25 Apr 2013
Washington’s ports led the U.S. West Coast in container volume growth in 2012, according to the recently-released Pacific Maritime Association annual report.
18 Apr 2013
Oregon’s Port of Portland container traffic totaled 16,917 20-foot-equivalent units in March, an increase of 12 percent from March 2012 and 2 percent from February.
03 Apr 2013
General Manager of Marine Business Development Sebastian Degens talks about the Port of Portland’s labor and contract challenges of the past year, including Occupy Portland and ILWU union negotiations. Diverse cargo has led to top volumes in the last few years in auto and bulk, and the TPM sponsor has new land expansion under way.
Chart showing divergent growth at North America's West Coast ports.
28 Feb 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports saw robust growth in 2012 while for the most part their U.S. counterparts stagnated or declined, according to analysis of each port’s published data. The result is that Canada’s share of total West Coast volumes is growing.
15 Feb 2013
The Portland Port Commission approved a $3.7 million partial rent rebate program to reimburse terminal operator ICTSI Ore
05 Feb 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 4 percent in December, but 2012 overall was a lackluster year as the total of import and export containers increased only 2 percent from 2011.
17 Jan 2013
Port of Portland, Ore., reported total tonnage in 2012 through the port was 12.4 million tons, down 7.7 percent from 13.4 million tons in 2011.
Terminal 6 dockworkers
26 Nov 2012
Negotiators representing the Port of Portland and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 28 reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, averting a strike by 25 security guards.