2014 News Archive

West Coast Longshoremen Seek Direct Contract Talks With Shippers

Dec 30 - West Coast dockworkers asked that major employers on the board of the Pacific Maritime Association join in contract negotiations that have stretched over seven months. Read more.

U.S. West Coast Port Employers Seek Mediation in Dockworker Talks

Dec 23 - Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports asked the union representing 20,000 dockworkers on Monday to consent to federal mediation in contract negotiations. Read more.

White House Restricts U.S. Trade with Crimea

Dec 23 - President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting the importation and exportation of goods, technology and services from/to Crimea. Read more.

Court Rules ILWU Engaged in Unlawful Work Slowdowns in 2013

Dec 18 - A U.S. District Court in Oregon ruled that the International Longshore and Warehouse in 2012-13 engaged in unlawful work slowdowns and stoppages at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland. Read more.

$1.5M for Deepening Savannah Harbor

Dec 17 - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel, and Georgia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow once the $706 million project gets underway. Read more.

Elimination of Late Filed ISF Transmissions

Dec 11 - Effective January 10, 2015, late ISF submissions will no longer be exempt from the bond requirement and most ISF transactions will require a bond when they are filed. Read more.

Corps Says No Digging in December

Dec 5 - The Army Corps of Engineers has not yet awarded a dredging contract for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Read more.

Savannah River Deepening Could Begin in Weeks

Nov 20 - Work could begin as early as next month on the initial phases of the project to deepen the shipping channel of the Savannah River. Read more.

Port Congestion Surcharges

Nov 18 - The FMC issued a release regarding port congestion surcharges. Read more.

Georgia Ports Announces Record Freight Movement in October

Nov 18 - The GPA announced that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority. Read more.

Transpacific Ocean Cargo Carriers to Enforce "Congestion" Charges

Nov 17 - Several container lines say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to $1,000 per 40-foot container (FEU) for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, effective November 17, 2014, in response to labor-related terminal delays. Read more.

Shipping Lines, Union Blame Each Other for Port Congestion

Nov 13 - Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public. Read more.

Savannah Surges as Mighty Gate for Imports on U.S. Growth

Oct 28 - The Port of Savannah is opening another shipping market in the city's emergence as a major trade hub. Read more.

Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Clears Last Major Hurdle

Oct 9 - Gov. Nathan Deal played host in Atlanta to federal and state partners for the signing of the cost-sharing agreement to deepen the Savannah River channel from 42 to 47 feet. Read more.

Page International Promotions

Oct 1 - Page International is pleased to announce the promotions of Hamish Love and Brianne Chadziutko. Read more.

Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport ISF Enforcement

Sep 30 - On October 1, 2014, the LA/LB Seaport will be increasing their enforcement posture for ISF no-file shipments. Read more.

Free of congestion, Savannah looks for new sources of growth

Sep 16 - Unlike several major North American ports this year, the Port of Savannah hasn’t seen the type of debilitating congestion that has hurt other import gateways. Read more.

Agreement to Deepen GA Harbor Almost Ready

Sep 10 - Gov. Nathan Deal said he expects an agreement with the federal government to be finalized later this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million of its own money upfront to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. Read more.

Another No. 1 Ranking for the Port of Savannah

Aug 29 - The Port of Savannah has been named the fastest-growing U.S. port in terms of containerized imports. Read more.

Page International Announces New President & Chief Operating Officer

Aug 1 - Page International is proud to announce the promotion of Patrick Page to President and Chief Operating Officer. Read more.

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