Week 73 In Global LogisticsLong Beach Dredging Project – A total of 60,000 cubic yards of sediment is being moved and used for the Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor terminal redevelopment project. In order to complete this project and move the remaining 40,000 cubic yards of sediment from the floor of Alamitos Bay to the Port of Long Beach by the deadline on July 14, work crews are dredging the bay’s “Basin 1” around the clock.

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Port of Portland Dispute Goes to Court – A federal judge will hear arguments today from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning a request for a court order prohibiting the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) from continuing to slow operations at the Port of Portland. In the last two weeks two ships have been reported diverted to Oakland to avoid delays because of an ILWU dispute with an electrician’s union at Portland’s Terminal 6.

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Container Lines Show Concern over Container Weighing Processes – Container line, labor and terminal groups, along with the Danish, Dutch and US governments, want the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to require laden containers to be weighed before they are loaded onto ships, rather than just taking exporter’s word on the shipment’s weight. The parties propose that port facilities and ships require weight verifications gained through the weighing of the container in order to make transport safer on ships, docks and roadways. The IMO’s subcommittee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers is expected to consider the proposal at its next meeting in September.

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Savannah Port Project – In anticipation of the Panama Canal opening in 2014, East Coast ports are racing to get a share of new shipping business from Asia. In preparation, a $652 million project to deepen the river at Savannah’s port by 5 feet has been studied and approved by the Army Corps of Engineers. The project would generate $174 million each year in economic benefits.

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