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Cosco Takes Over OOCL Shipping Lines

After months of rumors, last week Cosco and Shanghi International Port Grp. (SIPG) put in an offer to acquire Orient Overseas International Grp (OOIL) and their container shipping line OOCL. If and when the two companies combine, Cosco plans to hold 90.1% … Continue reading

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Traffic Mitigation Fees Increase in California Ports!

As of July 1st, 2017, long-shore wage and assessment rates have a combined increase of 2.3% at the Ports of LA/LB. To match these adjustments, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los … Continue reading

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Progress is Made with Spain Stevedores

Following the events involving the Spain stevedores union last week, 46 port companies decided to leave the ANESCO employers’ association. The companies signed a private agreement with the stevedores union, leading to the resignation of ANESCO’s president, Mr. Joaquim Coello, … Continue reading

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Port Terminals Sign Agreement With Stevedores

Last week, the main container terminal groups (such as APM Terminals, BEST-Hutchison, MSC, TTIA and Noatum), in disagreement with ANESCO, signed separate agreements with the stevedores. The agreements will commit them to negotiate the 5th framework agreement for the Spanish … Continue reading

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Is Your Cargo Protected From Summer Heat?

It’s finally summer time and the longest day of the year! While the weather outside is hot, do you want your cargo to be as well? Don’t take the risk, protect your cargo from heat damage. For cargo moving to … Continue reading

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Anesco Rejects Stevedores Proposal

After several hours of assembly, Anesco representatives informed the employers that they are rejecting the proposal presented by the stevedores’ unions last Tuesday. Anesco’s representatives state that the main reason why they cannot accept it is because they found at least … Continue reading

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Plan on Attending NABCA 2017?

Join WSSA at NABCA’s 80th Annual Conference! Booth 302 May 22nd-25th at the JW Marriott Marco Island The National Alcohol and Beverage Control Association’s 80th annual conference is coming up and WSSA will be there! We are looking forward to … Continue reading

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